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November 8, 2018

Leader of Cartel Del Noreste and newphew of Los Zetas leaders receives two consecutive life sentences plus 20 years in federal prison

WACO, Texas - U.S. District Judge Alia Moses sentenced 38-year-old Juan Francisco “Kiko” Trevino Chavez, aka "Kiko," nephew of Los Zetas leaders Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, aka "Z-40" and Oscar Omar Trevino Morales aka "Z-42", to two consecutive life imprisonment sentences plus 20 years in federal prison. In addition to the prison terms, Judge Moses ordered that Trevino pay a $2 million fine and a $2 million money judgment.

November 7, 2018

Drug trafficker sentenced to more than a decade in prison

SAN FRANCISCO – Daniel Jimenez was sentenced today to 10 years and 8 months in prison for his involvement in a cocaine and methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable James Donato, U.S. District Judge.

November 7, 2018

More than four pounds of fentanyl lead to prison for two men

OKLAHOMA CITY –  Jose Avigail Grijalva, 26, of Tucson, Arizona, and Raymend Lee Scott, Jr., 39, of Roswell, Georgia, have been sentenced to ten and seven years respectively for trafficking in fentanyl and cocaine, announced Special Agent in Charge Clyde E. Shelley, Jr. of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Robert J. Troester of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

October 12, 2018

Jury trial results in conviction of cocaine and crack dealer

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal jury has found Collins Pettway, 32, of Buffalo, N.Y., guilty of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, possession and distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine, and maintaining a drug-involved premises. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 40, and a $5,000,000 fine.

October 18, 2018

Dunkirk man sentenced for selling cocaine

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Michael Pacheco, aka Michael Dominguez, 27, of Dunkirk, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 500 grams or more cocaine, was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

October 18, 2018

Brooklyn man sentenced for selling cocaine

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Gilbert Guzman, 42, of Brooklyn, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine, was sentenced to three years probation by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine.

October 25, 2018

Felon arrested on drug and gun charges

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that  Felix M. Velazquez, 42, of Buffalo, N.Y., was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute 28 or more grams of cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 20 years, and a $1,000,000 fine.

October 25, 2018

Rochester man arrested for distributing crack cocaine and cocaine

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Seymour Miles, 24, of Rochester, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with the intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 20 years, and a $1,000,000 fine. 

October 31, 2018

Buffalo man sentenced for his role in cross country drug conspiracy

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jabriel Crews, 35, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 500 grams or more of cocaine, was sentenced to 96 months in prison by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.

November 5, 2018

Man sentenced to serve 60 months resulting from DEA undercover operation

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Levon Dickson, 44, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine, was sentenced to serve 60 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

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