Cocaine

December 19, 2018

Stamford man on supervised release pleads guilty to drug dealing charge

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England Division and John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that Albert Lee Robinson, 57, of Stamford, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.  Robinson also admitted that he violated the conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction.

December 18, 2018

Gardiner man sentenced to three years for conspiring to distribute heroin and crack

BANGOR, Maine – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Jeffrey Johnson, 58, of Gardiner, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., to three years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.” He was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. The defendant pled guilty on May 24, 2018.

December 14, 2018

Father and son among 18 defendants charged in federal investigation

CHICAGO — A father and son are among 18 individuals facing criminal charges as part of a federal investigation into cocaine trafficking in the Chicago area.

During the multi-year investigation, dubbed “Operation Flawed Deal,” law enforcement seized multiple bank accounts, more than a kilogram of cocaine, a Mercedes G63 sport-utility vehicle, and two handguns, including one with an extended magazine. The defendants allegedly distributed cocaine to hundreds of customers in the Chicago area, with drivers dispatched to make door-to-door deliveries.

December 12, 2018

Boston man sentenced to 19 years in prison for possession of fentanyl, cocaine, firearm and ammunition

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today for federal drug and firearm charges arising out of a large-scale seizure of fentanyl and other contraband.  Edgar Belis, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 19 years in prison and five years of supervised release. In April 2018, Belis pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

December 11, 2018

Gardiner woman sentenced to 70 months for heroin, crack and fentanyl conspiracy

BANGOR, Maine – Brian D. Boyle Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England Division and United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Nicole Truman, 36, of Gardiner, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 70 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine base, commonly known as “crack,” and fentanyl.  She pled guilty on May 24, 2018.

December 4, 2018

Leader of Boston based drug trafficking organization sentenced to 16 years in prison

BOSTON – The leader of a Boston-based heroin and fentanyl trafficking organization was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston. Jose Antonio Lugo-Guerrero, aka Fernando Rivera-Rodriguez, 40, a Dominican national formerly residing in Mattapan, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to 16 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Lugo-Guerrero will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence.

November 30, 2018

Fort Myers men indicted for a drug trafficking conspiracy that included the killing of an informant

TAMPA, Fla. – An indictment charging Robert Lee Ward 40, Fort Myers with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and tampering with an informant by killing him/her was unsealed today. The indictment also charges Dalton Kelvin McGriff 49, Fort Myers with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. The drug conspiracy charge is punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years, and up to life, in federal prison. The tampering with an informant by killing offense is punishable by a maximum sentence of life imprisonment or death.

November 14, 2018

Cocaine distribution ring dismantled in Huntington Station, Long Island

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini announced the unsealing of a 47-count indictment against three individuals in connection with an alleged cocaine trafficking operation in Huntington Station.

November 29, 2018

Lawrence man sentenced to 36 months for cocaine trafficking

CONCORD, N.H. – Brian D. Boyle Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England Division and United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Jose R. Almonte-Tejeda, 40, formerly of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 36 months in prison for possessing over 500 grams of cocaine with intent to distribute.

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