Fentanyl

November 8, 2018

Federal jury convicts Buffalo man of drug distribution resulting in overdose death

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.

November 9, 2018

Seven indicted on meth distribution conspiracy

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.

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 15, 2018

Butyryl fentanyl dealer pleads guilty

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.

October 26, 2018

Head of deadly Elmira opioid trafficking ring pleads guilty

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.

October 26, 2018

Surveillance leads to arrest of butyryl fentanyl 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 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.

November 2, 2018

Former Middletown inmate pleads guilty to distributing fentanyl in jail

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.

November 2, 2018

Ten charged in Brockton fentanyl and cocaine conspiracy

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.

October 31, 2018

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.

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