May 16, 2019

Moses Lake man sentenced to over 12 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

SPOKANE, Wash. – Loren John Jay Meade, age 32, of Moses Lake, Washington, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on October 2, 2018, to conspiracy to distribute 50 or more grams of actual methamphetamine. Chief United States District Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced Meade to a 12 year and four month term of imprisonment, to be followed by a five-year term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison.

May 15, 2019

Indictments returned targeting East Bay drug trafficking rings

SAN FRANCISCO – Thirteen defendants were indicted on narcotics trafficking charges announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and DEA San Francisco Division Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen. The indictment follows the arrest of five of the defendants on April 30, 2019, and the execution of search warrants at 13 locations, including nine residences in Contra Costa County, Humboldt County, Fairfield, Suisun City and Modesto. 

May 14, 2019

Eleven individuals plead guilty to conspiring to manufacture and distribute heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil and other controlled substances in Manatee and Pasco Counties, resulting in death

TAMPA, Fla. – Eleven individuals have pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute, manufacturing and possession with the intent to manufacture at least one kilogram of heroin, at least 40 grams of fentanyl, carfentanil, furanyl fentanyl, cyclopropylfentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine, the distribution of which resulted in one death from carfentanil intoxication.


May 13, 2019

Drug trafficker who possessed pills laced with fentanyl, methamphetamine, and heroin sentened to 48 months in prison

SAN FRANCISCO – Bernardo Olivas Leyva was sentenced today to four years in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, announced United States Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen, U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent Ray M.

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