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December 17, 2018

York County man sentenced to 150 months for fentanyl trafficking conspiracy

PORTLAND, Maine – DEA’s New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Jason Bolduc, 41, of Parsonsfield, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to 150 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute fentanyl. Bolduc pled guilty on May 23, 2018.

December 14, 2018

Father and son among 18 defendants charged in federal investigation

CHICAGO — A father and son are among 18 individuals facing criminal charges as part of a federal investigation into cocaine trafficking in the Chicago area.

During the multi-year investigation, dubbed “Operation Flawed Deal,” law enforcement seized multiple bank accounts, more than a kilogram of cocaine, a Mercedes G63 sport-utility vehicle, and two handguns, including one with an extended magazine. The defendants allegedly distributed cocaine to hundreds of customers in the Chicago area, with drivers dispatched to make door-to-door deliveries.

December 14, 2018

Former NYPD detective pleads guilty to obstructing narcotics investigation

NEW YORK – U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey S. Berman and DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan announced that Saed Rabah, a former New York City Police Department detective, pled guilty to knowingly providing misinformation to a federal law enforcement officer in order to obstruct a narcotics investigation. Rabah guilty before the U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith C. McCarthy. Rabah’s case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Vincent L. Briccetti.

December 14, 2018

Long Island man sentenced to 90 months’ imprisonment for fentanyl trafficking

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Earlier today, in federal court in Central Islip, Jamal Brown was sentenced by United States District Judge Joseph F. Bianco to 90 months’ imprisonment for distributing and possessing with intent to distribute more than 40 grams of fentanyl between July 2017 and February 2018. Brown pleaded guilty to the charge in May 2018.

United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Richard P. Donoghue, and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge for the New York Division Ray Donovan announced the sentence.

December 13, 2018

Baily Boys associate member sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for murder

BUFFALO, N.Y. – DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., announced that Raymel Weeden, 25, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of discharge of a firearm causing death, was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The sentence will be served consecutive to a 10 year state sentence the defendant is currently serving for robbery in the first degree. 

December 13, 2018

DEA’s New York Division welcomes Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan

NEW YORK – Born and raised in New York City, Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan returns home to lead the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division in its mission to disrupt and dismantle drug trafficking organizations worldwide.  With a noteworthy background, Mr. Donovan brings a mixture of highly sophisticated investigative techniques and good old fashioned police work to dismantle drug trafficking and money laundering organizations in New York and around the globe. 

December 12, 2018

Boston man sentenced to 19 years in prison for possession of fentanyl, cocaine, firearm and ammunition

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today for federal drug and firearm charges arising out of a large-scale seizure of fentanyl and other contraband.  Edgar Belis, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 19 years in prison and five years of supervised release. In April 2018, Belis pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

December 12, 2018

California man sentenced on drug trafficking charge involving over 200 lbs. of cocaine

BUFFALO, N.Y. – DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., announced that Armando Ernesto Abarca, 22, of Modesto, Calif., who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, five kilograms or more of cocaine, was sentenced to 168 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.   

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