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May 21, 2020

Southwest Honkys gang member pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Fair Grove, Missouri man who is a member of the violent Southwest Honkys prison gang pled guilty in federal court today to his role in a drug-trafficking conspiracy in which investigators intercepted a shipment of nearly 9.5 kilograms of methamphetamine.

April 28, 2020

Gateway Strike Force Combats Drugs, Violence in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area

ST. LOUIS – A new St. Louis Gateway Strike Force has been formed to combat drug traffickers and violent criminals on both sides of the Mississippi River, announced Adam Cohen of the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Executive Office, U.S. Attorney Steve Weinhoeft in the Southern District of Illinois, and U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen in the Eastern District of Missouri today.

October 3, 2019

Fentanyl distributor who used the dark web and crypto currency sentenced to 30 years in federal prison

HOUSTON -- In what is believed to be the first fentanyl distribution case using the dark web and crypto currency in the Southwest Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Region, a federal judge in San Antonio today sentenced 30-year-old Alaa Mohammed Allawi to 30 years in federal prison for distributing approximately 245 kilograms of fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, oxycod

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