Fentanyl

May 28, 2020

Niagara Falls man arrested following controlled delivery of packages carrying marijuana and ecstasy

BUFFALO, N.Y. –U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, New York Division announced that Verquan Jackson, 32, of Niagara Falls, New York was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possessing with intent to distribute MDMA, a/k/a Ecstasy, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and maintaining a premises for drug use and distribution.

May 28, 2020

Thirteen individuals charged for their involvement in six fatal opioid overdoses across Hillborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties

TAMPA, Fla. – A federal grand jury returned six indictments and one arrest pursuant to a criminal complaint charging 13 individuals for their roles in six fatal opioid overdoses. The indictments also notify the defendants that the United States intends to forfeit any assets that are alleged to be traceable proceeds of the offense. The indictments were returned on May 20 and 27, 2020. The arrest pursuant to the criminal complaint took place on March 30, 2020.        

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May 27, 2020

Grand jury returns indictments against three for drug charges

MADISON, Wis. – A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments today. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

May 26, 2020

Philadelphia man sentenced to 33 months in prison for role in drug conspiracy

TRENTON, N.J. – A Philadelphia man was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for his role in a drug distribution conspiracy connected to the seizure of fentanyl and heroin at a New Jersey rest stop last year, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, New York City Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea, and New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett announced.

May 26, 2020

Connecticut man sentenced to over nine years in prison for trafficking more than $200,000 worth of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and cocaine base

BURLINGTON, Vt. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Korey Stewart, aka “Skip,” “Dash,” “Slim,” “Gutta,” and “Corey Adams,” 37 years old, was sentenced last week to 110 months of imprisonment for conspiring to distribute heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and cocaine base, and conspiring to launder the proceeds of drug trafficking. U.S.

May 22, 2020

Arizona man pleads guilty to transporting fentanyl through Kansas City to New York

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Nogales, Arizona man pled guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to transport large amounts of fentanyl through Kansas City, Missouri en route to New York City aboard passenger buses, in a case investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration St. Louis Division and the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department.

Alejandro Rocha, also known as Alejandro Teran, 21, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to participating in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl.

May 22, 2020

Chicago Man Arrested for Allegedly Selling Fentanyl-Laced Heroin

CHICAGO — A Chicago man has been arrested on a federal complaint charging him with selling fentanyl-laced heroin on the city’s Southwest Side.

Charles Kindred, 33, sold approximately 2.4 grams of the fentanyl-laced heroin during a meeting last month in a retail store parking lot in Chicago’s Ashburn neighborhood, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in federal court.  Unbeknownst to Kindred, the buyer was cooperating with law enforcement, who conducted surveillance on the transaction, the complaint states.

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