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Louisiana News: New Orleans Man, JAYVONNE JOHNSON Sentenced For Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Hydrochloride

NEW ORLEANS, La. – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that JAYVONNE JOHNSON, age 49, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced on March 7, 2019 after having pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine hydrochloride. United States District Judge Carl J. Barbier sentenced JOHNSON to 120 months’ imprisonment … Continue reading Louisiana News: New Orleans Man, JAYVONNE JOHNSON Sentenced For Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Hydrochloride

New York News: Buffalo Man, Charles E. Woods Going To Prison For Selling Cocaine

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Charles E. Woods, 41, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, was sentenced to 85 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Astorga, who … Continue reading New York News: Buffalo Man, Charles E. Woods Going To Prison For Selling Cocaine

Massachusetts News: Spencer Man, Melvin Burgos Charged with Federal Cocaine Offense

Defendant also allegedly attempted to arrange sale of thousands of fentanyl pills BOSTON, Ms. – A Spencer man was arrested today and charged in federal court in Worcester with cocaine distribution. Melvin Burgos, 33, was charged by criminal complaint with possessing approximately one kilogram of cocaine with intent to distribute. He will appear in federal … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Spencer Man, Melvin Burgos Charged with Federal Cocaine Offense

Ohio News: Seven people from Northeast Ohio indicted for conspiracy to distribute carfentanil, fentanyl, heroin and cocaine

Ohio – Seven people from Northeast Ohio were indicted in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute carfentanil, fentanyl, heroin and cocaine. Named in the 18-count indictment are: Aaron Reels, 52, of Cleveland; Donnell Bell, 40, of Twinsburg; Henry Williams, 45, of Shaker Heights; William Wheat, Jr., 35, of Cleveland; Andre Thompson, … Continue reading Ohio News: Seven people from Northeast Ohio indicted for conspiracy to distribute carfentanil, fentanyl, heroin and cocaine

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Felon, John Hornezes Illegally Possessed Cocaine, Crack, Pistol and Ammunition

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. John Hornezes, 44, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to three counts before United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. In connection with the guilty plea, … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Felon, John Hornezes Illegally Possessed Cocaine, Crack, Pistol and Ammunition

NEW YORK News: Troy Woman, Katie Bessette Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Katie Bessette, age 30, of Troy, New York, was sentenced today to time served (2 days in jail) for conspiring to distribute cocaine. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau … Continue reading NEW YORK News: Troy Woman, Katie Bessette Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine

Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, Cleon Riley Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl, Cocaine and Firearm Charges

BOSTON, Ms. – A Worcester man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Worcester to drug and firearm charges. Cleon Riley, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, one count of distributing cocaine, and one count of possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute. U.S. District Court … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, Cleon Riley Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl, Cocaine and Firearm Charges

New York News: Former Honduran Congressman And Brother Of The Current President Of Honduras Charged With Conspiring To Import Cocaine Into The United States And Related Firearms Offenses

Juan Antonio Hernandez Alvarado, a/k/a “Tony Hernandez,” Also Faces Charge for Lying to Federal Agents New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Raymond Donovan, the Special Agent in Charge of the Special Operations Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), announced today that … Continue reading New York News: Former Honduran Congressman And Brother Of The Current President Of Honduras Charged With Conspiring To Import Cocaine Into The United States And Related Firearms Offenses

Virginia News: RICHMOND, Frankie Brown, Operation California Dreamin Nets Richmond Cocaine Trafficker

RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond man pleaded guilty today after being caught in a law enforcement controlled delivery operation involving the transportation of 9 kilograms of cocaine from Los Angeles to Richmond. “Brown planned on distributing at least 9 kilograms of dangerous narcotics onto the streets of Richmond and beyond,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. … Continue reading Virginia News: RICHMOND, Frankie Brown, Operation California Dreamin Nets Richmond Cocaine Trafficker

WEST VIRGINIA News: Columbus man, Jason R. Smoot admits to cocaine distribution charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Jason R. Smoot, of Columbus, Ohio, has admitted to selling cocaine near a playground, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Smoot, age 31, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” Smoot admitted to selling cocaine near the Jensen Playground in Wheeling … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: Columbus man, Jason R. Smoot admits to cocaine distribution charge

Connecticut News: Bridgeport Man, ROCKY SAMAS Charged with Crack and Cocaine Distribution Offenses

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford returned an indictment yesterday charging ROCKY SAMAS, also known as “Twin,” 47, of Bridgeport, with one count of possession with intent to distribute at 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”), and … Continue reading Connecticut News: Bridgeport Man, ROCKY SAMAS Charged with Crack and Cocaine Distribution Offenses

Ohio News: Warrensville Heights man, Brandon M. Ojikutu indicted on fentanyl, cocaine, firearms and food stamp fraud charges

Warrensville Heights, Ohio – A Warrensville Heights man was indicted on federal drug, firearms and food stamp fraud charges. Brandon M. Ojikutu, 26, possessed fentanyl, cocaine, a Ruger 9 mm handgun and ammunition on May 26. Ojikutu used the firearm as part of his drug trafficking but was prohibited from having a firearm and ammunition because … Continue reading Ohio News: Warrensville Heights man, Brandon M. Ojikutu indicted on fentanyl, cocaine, firearms and food stamp fraud charges

Pennsylvania News: New Castle Man, Gage Gilmore Charged with Unlawful Possession of Cocaine, a Gun and Ammunition

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of New Castle, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal firearm and narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The two-count indictment, returned on November 13, named Gage Gilmore, 21, as the sole defendant. According to the … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: New Castle Man, Gage Gilmore Charged with Unlawful Possession of Cocaine, a Gun and Ammunition

Pennsylvania News: West Virginia Man, Durell Anthony Jones Indicted on Charges of Conspiring to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Large Amounts of Meth and Cocaine

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A West Virginia man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, after having first been charged by complaint, on charges of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The two-count indictment, returned on … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: West Virginia Man, Durell Anthony Jones Indicted on Charges of Conspiring to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Large Amounts of Meth and Cocaine

North Carolina News: Currituck County Man, CHRISTIAN LAVAR BURTON Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Distributing Cocaine and Crack

RALEIGH, N.C. – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that in federal court, Chief United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle, sentenced CHRISTIAN LAVAR BURTON, 38 from Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to 120 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release. CHRISTIAN LAVAR BURTON, was named in a six-count Indictment filed … Continue reading North Carolina News: Currituck County Man, CHRISTIAN LAVAR BURTON Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Distributing Cocaine and Crack

New York News: Florida Man, Josue Vega Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Charge

CONTACT: Barbara Burns PHONE: (716) 843-5817 FAX #: (716) 551-3051 ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Josue Vega, 37, of Kissimmee, Florida, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years, and … Continue reading New York News: Florida Man, Josue Vega Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Charge

Pennsylvania News: West Virginia Man, Durell Anthony Jones Charged With Trafficking $2.5M of Meth and Cocaine

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A West Virginia man has been arrested and charged in federal court in Pittsburgh with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The criminal complaint, filed on October 22, charges Durell Anthony Jones, 33, of Fairmont, … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: West Virginia Man, Durell Anthony Jones Charged With Trafficking $2.5M of Meth and Cocaine

New York News: Buffalo Man, Larry Smith Sentenced On Cocaine Charges

CONTACT: Barbara Burns PHONE: (716) 843-5817 FAX #: (716) 551-3051 BUFFALO, N.Y – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Larry Smith, Jr., 40, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, was sentenced to serve 63 months in … Continue reading New York News: Buffalo Man, Larry Smith Sentenced On Cocaine Charges

North Carolina News: Wilmington Man, WILLIAM POLLOCK Sentenced to 10 Years for Cocaine Distribution

RALEIGH, N.C. – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that Chief United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced WILLIAM POLLOCK 31, of Wilmington, North Carolina to 120 months of imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release. On June 26, 2018, POLLOCK entered a … Continue reading North Carolina News: Wilmington Man, WILLIAM POLLOCK Sentenced to 10 Years for Cocaine Distribution

Louisiana News: Florida man, Kavin Grandison pleads guilty to trafficking cocaine in Calcasieu Parish

LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Florida man pleaded guilty this week to trafficking nearly 10 kilograms of cocaine. Kavin Grandison, 46, of Pensacola, Florida, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. The plea … Continue reading Louisiana News: Florida man, Kavin Grandison pleads guilty to trafficking cocaine in Calcasieu Parish

New Jersey News: Private Pilot, Khamraj Lall Convicted Of Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine, Money Laundering, And Structuring

TRENTON, N.J. – A Passaic County, New Jersey, man has been convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, money laundering, structuring monetary instruments, and conspiracy to commit money laundering and structuring, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Khamraj Lall, 51, of Ringwood, New Jersey, was convicted Oct. 4, 2018, on all eight counts of a superseding … Continue reading New Jersey News: Private Pilot, Khamraj Lall Convicted Of Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine, Money Laundering, And Structuring

Ohio News: Toledo, Two men from Toledo indicted for trafficking cocaine; prosecutors seek to forfeit $320,000 in cash that was seized

Toledo, Ohio – Two men from Toledo were indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine. Jeffrey A. Geckle, 40, and Scott A. Nigh, 39, were each indicted on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and one count of attempted to possession with intent … Continue reading Ohio News: Toledo, Two men from Toledo indicted for trafficking cocaine; prosecutors seek to forfeit $320,000 in cash that was seized

United States News: Men from Toledo and Houston indicted for trafficking cocaine

United States – An indictment was filed charging Eddie J. Heckard, Jr., 32, of Toledo, and Demetrice Phillips, 21, of Houston, with trafficking cocaine. Both men were indicted on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The two men conspired on … Continue reading United States News: Men from Toledo and Houston indicted for trafficking cocaine

New York News: Fitzgerald Man, Lakevis Woodard Sentenced For Possession With Intent To Distribute Cocaine

ALBANY, N.Y. – Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Lakevis Woodard, age 31, of Fitzgerald, Georgia was sentenced to serve 24 months in federal prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base before U.S. District Court Judge Leslie J. Abrams in Albany, Georgia on September 13, 2018. … Continue reading New York News: Fitzgerald Man, Lakevis Woodard Sentenced For Possession With Intent To Distribute Cocaine

Missouri News: Two Chicago Men, Alfredo Quintero, Alonso Villalvazo, Charged in a Federal Complaint in Connection with a Traffic Stop

ST LOUIS, MO – Alfredo Quintero, 21, of Chicago, and Alonso Villalvazo, 22, Chicago, were charged in a federal criminal complaint regarding a traffic stop which resulted in the seizure of approximately 7.5 pounds of cocaine. According to the affidavit of the complaint, on September 10, 2018, a DEA Task Force Officer stopped a grey … Continue reading Missouri News: Two Chicago Men, Alfredo Quintero, Alonso Villalvazo, Charged in a Federal Complaint in Connection with a Traffic Stop

Texas News: Eleven people indicted for conspiracy to traffic cocaine and methamphetamine from Texas to Akron

Texas – Eleven people were indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to traffic large amounts of cocaine and methamphetamine from Texas to the Akron area. All of the defendants named in the 27-count indictment are from Akron unless otherwise noted. They are: William G. Steen, 55, of Texas; Jonathan Johnson, 35; Darren Ross, 46, … Continue reading Texas News: Eleven people indicted for conspiracy to traffic cocaine and methamphetamine from Texas to Akron

Pennsylvania News: Clairton Man, Jojuan Bray Sentenced to Prison for Cocaine Distribution

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Clairton, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 12 months and one day’s imprisonment, followed by three years’ supervised release, on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute narcotics, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Jojuan … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Clairton Man, Jojuan Bray Sentenced to Prison for Cocaine Distribution

Indiana News: South Bend Man, Fabian Garcia Sentenced to 123 Months In Prison For Distribution of Cocaine

SOUTH BEND, Ia. – Fabian Garcia, age 30, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine along with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. Garcia was sentenced to 123 months … Continue reading Indiana News: South Bend Man, Fabian Garcia Sentenced to 123 Months In Prison For Distribution of Cocaine

New Jersey News: Hudson County Man, Rayfeal Roman Admits Role In Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine

NEWARK, N.J. – A Jersey City, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a cocaine distribution conspiracy operating in Jersey City, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Rayfeal Roman, 34, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and … Continue reading New Jersey News: Hudson County Man, Rayfeal Roman Admits Role In Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Three More Defendants Sentenced for Participation in Cocaine and Crack Conspiracy

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Three residents of the Western District of Pennsylvania were sentenced yesterday in federal court for violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge David Stewart Cercone sentenced Jack Brown, 37, of Pittsburgh, to serve 24 months in prison and pay a $2,500 fine following … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Three More Defendants Sentenced for Participation in Cocaine and Crack Conspiracy