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August 12, 2020

Two defendants charged in connection with methamphetamine conversion laboratory uncovered in San Jose

SAN FRANCISCO – A complaint was unsealed today in San Jose alleging that Mario Orozco and Teodoro Ayon-Ramos distributed methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux. Both defendants were arrested at their residences, one in San Jose and the other in Los Banos, on August 11, 2020. 

August 11, 2020

St. Louis man sentenced to 60 months for meth distribution

ST. LOUIS – Michael Brooks, 55, of St. Louis, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for distribution of actual (pure) methamphetamine. The quantity of actual methamphetamine, for which Brooks is accountable, is at least 50 grams but less than 150 grams.

The Drug Enforcement Administration St. Louis Division investigated this case. 

August 11, 2020

Troy man admits to trafficking 10 kilograms of heroin

ALBANY, N.Y. - Mario Figueroa-Portalatin, age 41, of Troy, New York, pled guilty today to conspiring to distribute 10 kilograms of heroin.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division; and Rensselaer County Sheriff Pat Russo.

August 11, 2020

Former Portland nurse sentenced to federal for heroin trafficking

PORTLAND, Ore. -  A former nurse from Vancouver, Washington was sentenced to federal prison today for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute controlled substances.

Rene Elene Griffin Nunn, 60, was sentenced to eight months in prison and 3 years’ supervised release. At the time of the offense, Nunn was a registered nurse at Adventist Medical Center in Portland.

August 7, 2020

Fort Wayne, Indiana man sentenced to over 21 years in prison for methamphetamine charges

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Robert J. Bell, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge, Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Kirsch announced Juan M. Hernandez, age 40, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty following his plea of guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

Hernandez was sentenced to 262 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release.

August 6, 2020

Chicago man sentenced to 20 years in prison for methamphetamine charges

HAMMOND, Ind. – Robert J. Bell, Special Agent in Charge, DEA Chicago Division, and United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II announced that Jesus Lopez, 42 years old, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge James T. Moody after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Lopez received a sentence of 240 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

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