NEW YORK – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and DEA New York Division Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall announced today that a federal jury has convicted Dontrell Wise, 32, of Buffalo, N.Y., of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, butyryl fentanyl, fentanyl, cocaine, and crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute butyryl fentanyl; and distribution of fentanyl causing death. As a result of Wise’s criminal history, the “death results” charge carries with it a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
CINCINNATI – Deonte R. Dickey, 21, of Cincinnati was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 240 months in prison and ordered to pay $7,000 in restitution for funeral costs for distributing heroin and fentanyl that resulted in death.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - On April 13, 2018, the Dayton, Ohio Drug Enforcement Administration Office contacted the Cheyenne Resident Office regarding a vehicle traveling through Wyoming from California, suspected of transporting a large quantity of narcotics. DEA's Cheyenne Resident Office, working with state and local counterparts, located the vehicle in Laramie, Wyoming. A search warrant was executed on the vehicle and law enforcement located and seized 36 pounds of methamphetamine, 1 kilogram of fentanyl and 1 kilogram of heroin.
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.
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 Patrick Washington, Jr., 34, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty before Judge U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder to possession with intent to distribute butyryl fentanyl. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.
PLATTSBURGH, 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 Robert Ian Thatcher, 30, of Elmira, N.Y. pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, U-47700 and 100 grams or more of furanyl fentanyl. The charge carries a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $10,000,000 fine.
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 Myles Scales, 27, of Buffalo, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute butyryl fentanyl. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.
CINCINNATI – Eugene Mongar, 34, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to participating in a narcotics conspiracy in the Middletown Jail.
Timothy J. Plancon, Special Agent in Charge, U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, announced the plea entered into yesterday afternoon before U.S. District Judge Michael R. Barrett.
BOSTON – Ten individuals, most of whom are from Brockton, were charged today in federal court in Boston in a wide-ranging fentanyl and cocaine conspiracy.
Seven individuals were arrested today, two are currently in state custody, and one is at-large. The following ten individuals were charged by criminal complaint with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine.
Montgomery Nurse Practitioner convicted of unlawfully distributing controlled substances, health care fraud, and conspiracy
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, a federal jury convicted nurse practitioner Lilian Ifeoma Akwuba, 39, of Montgomery, Alabama, on 17 counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances, 4 counts of health care fraud, 1 count of conspiring to distribute controlled substances, and 1 count of conspiring to commit health care fraud, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Bret Hamilton and United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr.