Fentanyl

May 13, 2019

Last member of deadly Elmira opioid trafficking organization sentenced to prison

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – United States Attorney James Kennedy, Jr., and DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan announced that Terrance Washington, 32, of Elmira, New York, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 100 grams or more of a fentanyl analogue and witness retaliation, was sentenced to serve 135 months in prison by Chief U.S.

May 17, 2019

Western New York to Puerto Rico drug trafficking network dismantled

BUFFALO, N.Y. – DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan and United States Attorney James Kennedy, Jr., announced today that eight defendants have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, heroin and fentanyl which carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life in prison and a $10,000,000 fine.

May 17, 2019

Twelve men charged in Syracuse-based heroin/fentanyl trafficking conspiracy

 

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A federal grand jury has indicted 12 members of a Syracuse-based drug trafficking organization that distributed more than two kilograms of heroin and mixtures of heroin and fentanyl, announced DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan and United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith.

May 17, 2019

California man sentenced to 7 years in federal prison for fentanyl trafficking offenses

HARTFORD, Conn. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and Connecticut United States Attorney John H. Durham announced that Omar Villarreal, 27, of La Puente, California, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 84 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for fentanyl trafficking offenses. 

May 15, 2019

Indictments returned targeting East Bay drug trafficking rings

SAN FRANCISCO – Thirteen defendants were indicted on narcotics trafficking charges announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and DEA San Francisco Division Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen. The indictment follows the arrest of five of the defendants on April 30, 2019, and the execution of search warrants at 13 locations, including nine residences in Contra Costa County, Humboldt County, Fairfield, Suisun City and Modesto. 

May 14, 2019

Flagler Beach man sentenced to nearly 11 years in federal prison for selling benzoyl fentanyl and other drugs online

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Robert Richard Jodoin, 50, of Flagler Beach, was sentenced to 10 years and 10 months in federal prison for importing GHB into the United States, distributing benzoyl fentanyl, possessing with the intent to distribute N-Ethylhexedrone, maintaining a residence for the purpose of distributing controlled substances and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

May 14, 2019

Eleven individuals plead guilty to conspiring to manufacture and distribute heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil and other controlled substances in Manatee and Pasco Counties, resulting in death

TAMPA, Fla. – Eleven individuals have pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute, manufacturing and possession with the intent to manufacture at least one kilogram of heroin, at least 40 grams of fentanyl, carfentanil, furanyl fentanyl, cyclopropylfentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine, the distribution of which resulted in one death from carfentanil intoxication.

 

May 3, 2019

Buffalo man sentenced for conspiring to sell fentanyl

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., and DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan announced today that Jose Alvarez, 26, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, butyryl fentanyl, was sentenced to serve 12 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. 

May 10, 2019

Undercover fentanyl investigation results in dealer’s sentence of 33 months in prison

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., and DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan announced today that Donald Hennings, 33, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of butyryl fentanyl and furanyl fentanyl, was sentenced to serve 33 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

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