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November 11, 2020

44 Charged Following 18 Month Investigation Into Drug Trafficking Organization

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. – A total of 15 defendants have been indicted on federal drug-trafficking charges and an additional 29 co-conspirators face state drug-trafficking charges as a result of a multi-agency effort to bring down an organized drug trafficking operation in North Florida. Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, Walton County Sheriff Michael A.

November 10, 2020

Guyanese national extradited to face cocaine importation charge

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Shaun Nebblett, also known as “Shaun Wyatt” and “Dapper,” will be arraigned this afternoon in federal court in Brooklyn before United States Magistrate Judge Sanket J. Bulsara on an indictment charging him with conspiracy to import cocaine and other narcotics offenses.

November 9, 2020

Drug trafficking source sentenced to 490 months in federal prison

CHICAGO – Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Robert J. Bell, Chicago Division, announced that Pierre Riley, 52, Macon, Georgia was sentenced on November 6, 2020, in the Southern District of Indiana for his role in a large drug trafficking ring that operated in Kokomo, Indiana.  Mr. Riley was sentenced to 490 months in federal prison.

November 6, 2020

Federal jury convicts Bryson City woman of distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death

Asheville, N.C. – A federal jury in Asheville has convicted Shannon White, 43, of Bryson City, N.C. for the distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death, announced Robert J. Murphy, the Special Agent in Charge Robert J. Murphy of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Atlanta Field Division, which oversees the Asheville Post of Duty, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina Andrew Murray and Swain County Sheriff Curtis A.

November 6, 2020

Three Sentenced to Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Today, U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell sentenced three individuals for trafficking methamphetamine in Catawba County, announced the Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Atlanta File Division and the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina Andrew Murray.

November 6, 2020

Goldsboro man sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine

Raleigh, N.C.- The Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Atlanta Field Division Robert J. Murphy and the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina Robert J. Hidgon, Jr. announced, a Goldsboro man was sentenced today to 204 months in prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 Grams or More of Methamphetamine.

November 6, 2020

Bergen County man sentenced to 14 years in prison for role in $7 million fraud scheme and cross-country drug distribution scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, Susan A. Gibson, and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, announced a Bergen County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 168 months in prison for using bogus litigation support companies to obtain millions from two law firms where his wife was a partner and for his role in a scheme to transport more than 20 kilograms of cocaine from California to New Jersey.

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