Cocaine

May 16, 2019

Cartel transportation head sentenced to federal prison

ATLANTA - Carlos Montemayor, the head of the U.S. arm of the cocaine transportation and distribution network of Edgar Valdez-Villareal, a/k/a La Barbie, has been sentenced to federal prison on charges of cocaine trafficking and money laundering.

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 14, 2019

Federal jury convicts two Colombian nationals and one Belizean national for international cocaine smuggling conspiracy

TAMPA, Fla. – A federal jury has found Rudolph Randolph Meighan, 28, of Belize; Jorge Ramon Newball-May, 48, of Colombia; and Calbot Reid-Dilbert, 59, of Colombia, each guilty of one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine while onboard a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, as well as one count of possession with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine on that vessel.

May 2, 2019

Rochester man pleads guilty to selling cocaine

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., and DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan announced today that Raul Matos, 45, of Rochester, N.Y., pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

May 3, 2019

Seven-year sentence for crack cocaine distributor

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., and DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan announced today that Derrick Washington, 41, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, was sentenced to serve 70 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J.

May 6, 2019

Crack cocaine dealer pleads guilty for selling crack cocaine at a public housing facility

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., and DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan announced today that Nafese J. Sanford, 27, of Buffalo, N.Y., pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine before U.S District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000.

May 9, 2019

Man pleads guilty to drug possession near a high school

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., and DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan announced today that James Nelson, 63, of Tonawanda, N.Y., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, oxycodone and hydrocodone within 1,000 feet of a private school.

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