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August 18, 2020

Passaic County man admits participating in heroin conspiracy

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 Passaic County, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a scheme to distribute heroin and fentanyl in Paterson, New Jersey.

August 14, 2020

Operation LeGend: New billboards urge community action

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – New billboards at several Kansas City, Missouri, locations will encourage the community to take action to reduce violent crime as part of Operation LeGend.

Digital billboards at five locations starting today urge citizens to “Help Stop Violent Crime in K.C.” by calling the anonymous Tips Hotline, 816-474-TIPS.

August 14, 2020

Franklin County woman sentenced to 64 months in prison

ST. LOUIS – Reanna Danielle Campbell, 26, of Franklin County, Missouri, was sentenced to 64 months in prison for her involvement in conspiring to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Campbell appeared in federal court today before U.S. District Judge John A. Ross.

The Drug Enforcement Administration St. Louis Division and the Multi-County Narcotics and Violent Crimes Enforcement Unit investigated this case, with assistance from the Kirkwood and Webster Police Departments. 

August 13, 2020

Agents watched heroin exchange hands near Topeka

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Kansas man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in federal prison for heroin trafficking.

Terrance Wills, 42, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin. In his plea, Wills admitted he met two other men, who had transported the heroin from Texas, at a rest area near Topeka. Investigators had been following the load – almost five pounds of heroin -- since the couriers were stopped on Highway 54 near Meade, Kan.

August 13, 2020

South Bend, Indiana man sentenced to 70 months in prison

SOUTH BEND, Ind.- Robert J. Bell, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge, Chicago Division, and United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II announced Jamar Sims, age 27, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio upon his plea of guilty to distribution of methamphetamine.

Mr. Sims was sentenced to 70 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

August 13, 2020

Eight Robles Park gang members and associates indicted for drug trafficking violations

TAMPA, Fla. - An indictment charging eight members of a drug trafficking organization with offenses related to the distribution of cocaine and heroin was unsealed today. (See chart for details).     

According to court records, this investigation targeted illegal drug traffickers operating an open-air drug market in the Robles Park Housing Community in Tampa. During the course of the investigation, law enforcement officers seized approximately 2.5 kilograms of cocaine and approximately $52,000.   

August 12, 2020

DEA Reports Significant Increase in Counterfeit Pills in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS– Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents from the Minneapolis/St. Paul District Office are reporting a significant increase in counterfeit pills entering Minnesota from drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) in California, Arizona and Mexico.

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