Marijuana (Cannabis)

July 16, 2019

International fugitive/Cuban national extradited

ORLANDO, Fla. A 2017 indictment charging Nelson Pablo Yester-Garrido, age 62, from Cuba, with conspiracy to distribute large amounts of high-grade marijuana and possessing a firearm in furtherance of that conspiracy, was unsealed today.

July 29, 2019

Asbury Park doctor sentenced to 27 months in prison for distribution of steroids and marijuana

TRENTON, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, Susan A. Gibson, and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, announced a doctor with offices in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and Brooklyn was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for unlawfully distributing prescriptions for anabolic steroids and for possessing marijuana with intent to distribute.

July 12, 2019

Vice President attends $569 million cocaine offload in Coronado

CORONADO, Calif. – On July 11, 2019, Vice President Mike Pence, Office of National Drug Control Policy Director James W. Carroll, Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon, and Vice Admiral Linda Fagan, commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area, attended a United States Coast Guard drug offload at Naval Base Coronado.

June 20, 2019

Mexican national indicted for drug trafficking and firearm possession

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment today against Arturo Zavaleta, 39, of Mexico, charging him with trafficking in heroin, methamphetamine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime, United States Attorney McGregor Scott announced. 

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