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February 3, 2021

8 Defendants in McKinney guilty of trafficking methamphetamines

SHERMAN, TX – DEA in Dallas announced a Sherman, Texas, has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations.

Anthony Wade Buford, 35, pleaded guilty on June 9, 2020, to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 235 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III.

February 2, 2021

Pharmaceutical Distributor Vistapharm, Inc. Agrees To Pay $325,000 To Resolve Alleged Violations Of The Controlled Substances Act

TAMPA, Fla. - Vistapharm, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $325,000 to resolve allegations that Vistapharm violated the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) by failing to maintain records required by the CSA. In addition to paying a civil penalty, Vistapharm has agreed to sign separately a Memorandum of Agreement with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

February 2, 2021

Defendant sentenced to federal prison for threating agents with firearm

SAN ANTONIO - U.S. District Judge Fred Biery sentenced 45-year-old Luther Otis Foster IV, to a total of 90 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for pointing a shotgun at federal agents during the execution of a search warrant at his Bandera County residence, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Steven S. Whipple, Houston Division.and U.S. Attorney Gregg N. Sofer.

February 1, 2021

The Dankery owner sentenced to 10 years

DENVER, Colo. – Special Agent in Charge Deanne Reuter in conjunction with the Office of the District Attorney, 4th Judicial District of Colorado and lead prosecutor Rachel Powell announced January 21st that Kristopher Fowlkes owner of The Dankery and Colorado Springs resident, was sentenced to serve 10 years in Colorado Department of Corrections.

February 1, 2021

Five charged in El Paso for smuggling drugs and illegal aliens

EL PASO - Today in El Paso, federal authorities filed two criminal complaints charging five individuals for smuggling an estimated $5.4 million worth of marijuana and methamphetamine and 77 illegal aliens, announced U.S. Attorney Gregg N. Sofer, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Erik P. Breitzke, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Kyle W. Williamson, U.S. Border Patrol El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez and Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin.

January 29, 2021

Auburn man sentenced to 70 months for drug trafficking

CONCORD, NH – DEA New England Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that Leon Mandigo, 33, of Auburn, was sentenced on to 70 months in federal prison for drug trafficking. 

January 29, 2021

5 Sinaloa Cartel Members plead guily to trafficking charges in Operation Cookout

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The mastermind behind an extensive drug trafficking ring entered a guilty plea this week, and four other defendants either entered pleas or were sentenced recently to substantial terms in prison for distributing large amounts of fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine in Newport News and North Carolina.

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