January 27, 2020

Chicago area drug trafficker convicted of drug and firearms offenses

URBANA, Ill. – A federal jury deliberated less than two hours before returning guilty verdicts late yesterday evening, Jan. 23, 2020, against Deon Evans, 35, of Markham, Illinois., for trafficking methamphetamine, carrying or possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Evans had previously pleaded guilty to distributing heroin in the same case. Sentencing for Evans has been scheduled on May 22, 2020, at the U.S. Courthouse in Urbana.

January 22, 2020

Vancouver woman sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for drug trafficking in two cases

PORTLAND, Ore. – Darlene Michelle Sturdevant, 61, of Vancouver, Wash., was sentenced today to 14 years in federal prison and five years’ supervised release for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin throughout the Portland metropolitan area, possessing with intent to distribute heroin, and committing an offense while on release.

January 10, 2020

Springfield man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Springfield, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine, a case that was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration St. Louis Division, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Springfield Police Department.

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