Drug Trafficking

Colorado News: DENVER, Federal Jury Finds Metro Denver Men Guilty Of Drug Trafficking

DENVER, Co. – Two Metro Denver men were found guilty earlier this week of drug trafficking crimes following a five day jury trial before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer, announced U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn and DEA Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Tim McDermott. Both of the defendants, Omar Humberto Gonzales-Hernandez and … Continue reading Colorado News: DENVER, Federal Jury Finds Metro Denver Men Guilty Of Drug Trafficking

Arkansas News: Rogers Man, Ray Wilson Jr. Sentenced To Over 15 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Fayetteville, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Stephen Ray Wilson Jr., age 39, of Rogers, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 188 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release and ordered to pay a fine of $3,900.00 on one count of Distribution … Continue reading Arkansas News: Rogers Man, Ray Wilson Jr. Sentenced To Over 15 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

LOUISIANA News: Westwego Man, MICHAEL KWAN Sentenced To 70 Months Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA –U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that MICHAEL KWAN, age 34, of Westwego, was sentenced Tuesday, December 18, 2018 to 70 months in prison. On March 20, 2018, KWAN pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana and conspiring to launder his drug trafficking proceeds. According to court … Continue reading LOUISIANA News: Westwego Man, MICHAEL KWAN Sentenced To 70 Months Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering

Louisiana News: Tickfaw Man, ZETRICK JONES Charged With Drug Trafficking and Firearms Offenses

NEW ORLEANS, La. – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that ZETRICK JONES, age 34, of Tickfaw, Louisiana, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiring to distribute heroin and methamphetamine in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C), and 846; one count of possessing with the intent to distribute … Continue reading Louisiana News: Tickfaw Man, ZETRICK JONES Charged With Drug Trafficking and Firearms Offenses

Alaska News: Tiffany Spaulding, Juneau Couple Sentenced for Roles in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that a Juneau couple has been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute drugs in Juneau, Alaska. Tiffany Spaulding, 35, of Juneau, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess, to serve five years in prison, followed … Continue reading Alaska News: Tiffany Spaulding, Juneau Couple Sentenced for Roles in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Federal Charges Announced Against Five Postal Workers in Fayetteville for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy and Theft of Mail

RALEIGH, N.C. – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces the unsealing of an Indictment charging KELVIN DONNELL JOHNSON, KHADIR ELIJAH BEAMON, TIMOTHY LYDELL JONES, CARVIS CHARLES MARABLE, and BRANDON DARNELL MCNEILL with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and theft of mail. According to the allegations in the … Continue reading North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Federal Charges Announced Against Five Postal Workers in Fayetteville for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy and Theft of Mail

Missouri News: Enforcer of a Drug Trafficking Organization, Terrance Wilson, Sentenced to 35 years in Prison

St. Louis, MO – Terrance Wilson, a/k/a “Mutt,” 30, of St. Louis, was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and use of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking offense resulting in death. On April 24, 2018, Terrance Wilson, a/k/a “Mutt,” entered pleas to drug conspiracy and a … Continue reading Missouri News: Enforcer of a Drug Trafficking Organization, Terrance Wilson, Sentenced to 35 years in Prison

United States News: Dolores Diana M.B. Westfall Sentenced to Prison in Drug Trafficking Case

United States – SHAWN N. ANDERSON, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that defendant DOLORES DIANA M.B. WESTFALL, age 37, from Yona, was sentenced in District Court to serve a 77-month term of imprisonment for Attempted Possession with Intent to Distribute Fifty Grams or More of Methamphetamine, … Continue reading United States News: Dolores Diana M.B. Westfall Sentenced to Prison in Drug Trafficking Case

New Mexico News: Artesia Man, Timothy Caleb Martinez Sentenced to 75 Months for Federal Drug Trafficking and Firearms Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Timothy Caleb Martinez, 28, of Artesia, N.M., was sentenced today in Las Cruces, N.M., to 75 months in prison for his conviction on methamphetamine trafficking and firearms charges. Martinez will be on supervised release for five year after completing his prison sentence. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives charged Martinez … Continue reading New Mexico News: Artesia Man, Timothy Caleb Martinez Sentenced to 75 Months for Federal Drug Trafficking and Firearms Conviction

Connecticut New: Indictments Charge 16 Individuals with Drug Trafficking Offenses

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Brian C. Turner, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Bridgeport Police Chief Armando J. Perez announced, today announced that 16 individuals have been charged with federal offenses related to the distribution of heroin, cocaine, crack and opioids … Continue reading Connecticut New: Indictments Charge 16 Individuals with Drug Trafficking Offenses

United States News: Seven Owners and Employees of Import-Export Companies Arrested for Conspiracy to Launder Drug Trafficking Proceeds and Related Crimes

United States – A six-count indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Central Islip charging Enayatullah Khwaja, Abdulrahman Khwaja, Rani Rahimi, Shikeba Rhamatzada, Roberto Saenz, Maynor Melendez-Mendoza and Naseem Bokhari with conspiracy to commit money laundering, operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business, failure to file currency transaction reports and IRS forms 8300, structuring … Continue reading United States News: Seven Owners and Employees of Import-Export Companies Arrested for Conspiracy to Launder Drug Trafficking Proceeds and Related Crimes

Colorado News: Colorado Springs Man, Daniel Mata-Armendariz Sentenced To Federal Prison For Distribution and Possession of Methamphetamine And Possession Of Firearms In Furtherance Of A Drug Trafficking Offense

Defendant was caught with multiple semi-automatic weapons and drugs DENVER, Co. – Daniel Mata-Armendariz, age 23, of Colorado Springs, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello to serve 120 months in federal prison for distribution and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession of a … Continue reading Colorado News: Colorado Springs Man, Daniel Mata-Armendariz Sentenced To Federal Prison For Distribution and Possession of Methamphetamine And Possession Of Firearms In Furtherance Of A Drug Trafficking Offense

Ohio News: Columbus man, Francisco Flores indicted for illegally selling firearms, including guns used in drug trafficking, as well as laundering drug profits

Columbus, Ohio – A Columbus man was indicted for illegally selling firearms, including guns used in drug trafficking, as well as laundering drug profits. Francisco Flores, 39, was indicted on one count of transfer of firearms for use in drug trafficking, three counts of sale of firearms to a felon, four counts of money laundering and … Continue reading Ohio News: Columbus man, Francisco Flores indicted for illegally selling firearms, including guns used in drug trafficking, as well as laundering drug profits

Arkansas News: Malvern Man, Larry Speakar Sentenced To Over 8 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Hot Springs, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Larry Speakar, age 51, of Malvern, Arkansas was sentenced today to 100 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine . The Honorable Susan … Continue reading Arkansas News: Malvern Man, Larry Speakar Sentenced To Over 8 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Arkansas News: Indiana Man, Mark C. Smith Sentenced To Over 8 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Hot Springs, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Mark C. Smith, age 29, of Indianapolis, Indiana was sentenced today to 97 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release on one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and one count … Continue reading Arkansas News: Indiana Man, Mark C. Smith Sentenced To Over 8 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, 12 Charged in Investigation into Drug Trafficking in Butler, Beaver and Allegheny Counties

PITTSBURGH, PA – Twelve Western Pennsylvania residents have been charged in a superseding indictment by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The eight-count superseding indictment named: Shawn Hendrix, 42, of Cranberry Township, PA; Nikia Perkins, 44, of Monaca, PA; … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, 12 Charged in Investigation into Drug Trafficking in Butler, Beaver and Allegheny Counties

West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Project Charleston, Investigation Into Drug Trafficking on Charleston’s West Side Nets Several Arrests and Seizure of Large Quantities of Fentanyl, Heroin and Methamphetamine

Charleston and Akron Drug Network Shut Down CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced several arrests today of drug traffickers operating between Charleston, West Virginia, and Akron, Ohio. The multi-state Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) is responsible for distributing large quantities of fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine. Joining United States Attorney Stuart in the announcement … Continue reading West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Project Charleston, Investigation Into Drug Trafficking on Charleston’s West Side Nets Several Arrests and Seizure of Large Quantities of Fentanyl, Heroin and Methamphetamine

Florida News: Drug Dealer, Will Samuel Reaves, Sentenced for Trafficking Opioid Pills

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution today secured the sentencing of a convicted drug dealer charged with trafficking opioids.  Will Samuel Reaves, 46, received a 15-year sentence in the Florida State Prison.  The Honorable Brian Iten imposed the sentence on the defendant. Last month, a Manatee County jury found … Continue reading Florida News: Drug Dealer, Will Samuel Reaves, Sentenced for Trafficking Opioid Pills

Maryland News: Baltimore, Two Members of Old York Money Gang Plead Guilty to Federal Racketeering Charges Related to Their Drug Trafficking and Violence, Including the Killing of Three-Year-Old Mckenzie Elliott

Terrell Plummer Admits Killing McKenzie Elliott and Tyrone Jamison Admits Supplying the Gun Used in the Murder Baltimore, Maryland – Terrell Plummer, a/k/a Rell, age 29, and Tyrone Jamison, a/k/a Ty, age 25, both of Baltimore, pleaded guilty today to a federal racketeering conspiracy related to their membership in the Old York Money Gang (OYMG), … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, Two Members of Old York Money Gang Plead Guilty to Federal Racketeering Charges Related to Their Drug Trafficking and Violence, Including the Killing of Three-Year-Old Mckenzie Elliott

TIRANA, Albania | Albania’s interior minister resigns, new nominee chosen

TIRANA, Albania— Albania’s prime minister says the country’s interior minister has resigned. Writing in his Twitter page Saturday, Prime Minister Edi Rama said he had accepted Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj‘s resignation, without giving any explanation. Rama then nominated Sander Lleshi, a former military official, for the post. Lleshi must be approved by the president and … Continue reading TIRANA, Albania | Albania’s interior minister resigns, new nominee chosen

Ohio News: Cleveland, Justice Department selects Cleveland for strike force targeting drug trafficking and violent crime

Cleveland, Ohio – Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein joined United States Attorney Justin Herdman, federal and local law enforcement officials today to announce a new strike force to target drug trafficking and violent crime in Cleveland. The Cleveland Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Strike Force will bring together more than 200 local police, federal agents … Continue reading Ohio News: Cleveland, Justice Department selects Cleveland for strike force targeting drug trafficking and violent crime

New Mexico News: Albuquerque Man, Nathan Berke Sentenced to 137 Months for Federal Mail Theft, Drug Trafficking and Firearms Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Nathan Berke, 38, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court to 137 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for his conviction on drug trafficking, firearms and mail theft charges. The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson and Inspector in Charge Melisa Llosa of … Continue reading New Mexico News: Albuquerque Man, Nathan Berke Sentenced to 137 Months for Federal Mail Theft, Drug Trafficking and Firearms Conviction

Virginia News: NORFOLK, Operation Goodfellas Results in Arrests of Multiple Hampton Roads Men for $19 Million Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

NORFOLK, Va. – Nearly 150 law enforcement officers from the FBI, DEA, Norfolk Police, and the U.S. Marshals participated in Operation Goodfellas this morning in Norfolk, executing arrest warrants on five Hampton Roads men for their alleged participation in a $19 million drug trafficking conspiracy. One man remains a fugitive. “These defendants allegedly distributed approximately … Continue reading Virginia News: NORFOLK, Operation Goodfellas Results in Arrests of Multiple Hampton Roads Men for $19 Million Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

North Carolina News: Raleigh Man, STEVEN WILLIAM NOWELL Sentenced to 180 Months in Prison for Drug Trafficking, Firearms Offenses

RALEIGH, N.M. – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today in federal court, United States District James C. Dever III sentenced STEVEN WILLIAM NOWELL, a/k/a “Shoota,” 28, of Raleigh, North Carolina, to 180 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release. NOWELL … Continue reading North Carolina News: Raleigh Man, STEVEN WILLIAM NOWELL Sentenced to 180 Months in Prison for Drug Trafficking, Firearms Offenses

Alabama News: Florida Man, Erskine Simmons Receives 93 Month Sentence for Conspiring to Distribute Heroin and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crime

Alabama – United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Erskine Simmons, a 31 year old resident of Pensacola, Florida was sentenced to 33 months for conspiring to distribute heroin followed by 60 months for possession of a firearm in furtherance of that drug trafficking crime. On June 22, … Continue reading Alabama News: Florida Man, Erskine Simmons Receives 93 Month Sentence for Conspiring to Distribute Heroin and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crime

New Mexico News: Hobbs Man, Robert Pena Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Drug Trafficking and Firearms Laws

Plea Agreement Recommends 15-Year Prison Sentence ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Robert Pena, 38, of Hobbs, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to violating the federal drug trafficking and firearms laws. Pena’s plea agreement recommends a prison sentence of 15 years followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by … Continue reading New Mexico News: Hobbs Man, Robert Pena Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Drug Trafficking and Firearms Laws

Connecticut News: West Haven Man, MAURICE WEARING Sentenced to 140 Months for Drug Trafficking, Attempt to Destroy Body of Murder Victim

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MAURICE WEARING, 29, of West Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 140 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for drug trafficking and his role in an attempt to … Continue reading Connecticut News: West Haven Man, MAURICE WEARING Sentenced to 140 Months for Drug Trafficking, Attempt to Destroy Body of Murder Victim

Kentucky News: PADUCAH, Additional Federal Prosecutor Added to Paducah Office to Combat Drug Trafficking and Violent Crime

United States Attorney Assigns Additional Prosecutor & Reaffirms Commitment to Purchase and Pennyrile Regions through Project Safe Neighborhood Efforts PADUCAH, Ky. – During a formal investiture and community event in Paducah, United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced today the full-time addition of Leigh Ann Dycus as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Paducah … Continue reading Kentucky News: PADUCAH, Additional Federal Prosecutor Added to Paducah Office to Combat Drug Trafficking and Violent Crime

Arkansas News: Pea Ridge Arkansas Man, John R. Gosney Sentenced To 6 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Fayetteville, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that John R. Gosney, IV, age 29, of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 72 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks … Continue reading Arkansas News: Pea Ridge Arkansas Man, John R. Gosney Sentenced To 6 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Minnesota News: Saint Paul Felon, MICHAEL CORTEZ REED Charged With Attempted Robbery Of A Pharmacy, Drug-Trafficking And Firearms Violations

St. Paul, Minnesota – United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal indictment charging MICHAEL CORTEZ REED, 25, with the attempted robbery of a Walgreens pharmacy, as well as drug-trafficking and firearms violations.[1] REED was arraigned yesterday afternoon before Magistrate Judge Becky R. Thorson in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota. According … Continue reading Minnesota News: Saint Paul Felon, MICHAEL CORTEZ REED Charged With Attempted Robbery Of A Pharmacy, Drug-Trafficking And Firearms Violations