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September 18, 2020

Takedown completes arrests of 15 alleged drug traffickers

SYRACUSE N.Y. -Five men arrested in Syracuse yesterday are alleged to be members of a conspiracy to traffic in cocaine and heroin operating between Puerto Rico, New York City, and Syracuse, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon, Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S.

September 18, 2020

Waterbury man sentenced to 60 months in prison for role in cocaine trafficking conspiracy

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Joevanny Vicente, 34, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release for his role in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy.

September 17, 2020

Carlsbad man sentenced to 20 years in prison for methamphetamine trafficking

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jerry Twaddle, 40, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, was sentenced on Sept. 9 in federal court to 20 years in prison on drug trafficking charges.

On Feb. 6, 2019, a jury found Twaddle guilty on charges of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, using a communication facility (telephone) to further the commission of a drug trafficking crime and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

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