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February 10, 2021

Over 86 Pounds of Suspected Heroin, 1,000 Fentanyl Pills and $200,000 Cash Seized in Ridgewood, Queens: Four Arrests

NEW YORK CITY – An accused major trafficker and three others are charged in connection with a large-scale heroin-packaging mill dismantled in Ridgewood, Queens. Approximately 39 kilograms of suspected heroin, with an estimated street value of $12 million, 1,000 fentanyl pills and $200,000 cash were recovered during the investigation, conducted by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, DEA’s New York Drug Enforcement Task Force, Group T-21, and Homeland Security Investigations, New York.

February 9, 2021

DEA St. Louis Division welcomes new leadership

ST. LOUIS – Todd L. Zimmerman became the Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s St. Louis Division on Jan. 31, 2021.

Zimmerman replaces William J. Callahan, who retired in November 2020. He most recently served as the Associate Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Houston Division.

February 9, 2021

Two Sentenced for Role in Maryland-to-Virginia Heroin Pipeline & Overdose Death

Harrisonburg, Va. – Two of the five defendants charged as part of a conspiracy that trafficked heroin from Maryland to Virginia leading to at least one fatal and one non-fatal overdose were sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg, Special Agent in Charge Jarod A. Forget of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Division and Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar announced.

February 8, 2021

Large-scale, Spokane based fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine trafficker sentenced to 180 months in federal prison

SPOKANE, Wash., -  Today, Todd Earl Bridges, age 38, a resident of Spokane, Washington, was sentenced to 180 month term of imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine. United States District Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson also ordered a 5 year term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison.

February 5, 2021

Madison Man Sentenced to 130 Months in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution

MADISON, Wis. – Robert J. Bell, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration- Chicago Division and Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Phillip Thomas, Madison, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty and was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 100 months in federal prison for distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, and an additional 30 months for revocation of his federal supervised release. This prison term will be followed by 4 years of supervised release.

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