fentanyl

Massachusetts News: Bronx Man, Marvin Ortega Pleads Guilty To His Role in Large-Scale Fentanyl and Heroin Trafficking Ring in Springfield

Defendant admitted his role in a drug trafficking organization responsible for fatal overdoses BOSTON, Ms. (STL.News) – A Bronx, N.Y., man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Springfield to his role in a large-scale drug conspiracy that trafficked dozens of kilos of heroin and fentanyl into Springfield from New York City and the Dominican … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Bronx Man, Marvin Ortega Pleads Guilty To His Role in Large-Scale Fentanyl and Heroin Trafficking Ring in Springfield

Massachusetts News: Lawrence Man, Yoan Paniagua Arrested For Fentanyl Possession

Law enforcement allegedly seized ½ kilo of fentanyl from defendant’s vehicle BOSTON, Ms. (STL.News)– A Lawrence man was arrested on March 12, 2019, and charged in federal court in Boston with possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl. Yoan Paniagua, 24, was charged with possession with intent to distribute 400 grams … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Lawrence Man, Yoan Paniagua Arrested For Fentanyl Possession

Ohio News: Akron man, Donyea Nelso indicted for stamping pills containing fentanyl and other drugs to look like Percocet, as well as firearms charges

Akron, Ohio. – An Akron man was indicted in federal court on fentanyl, firearms and other drug charges, as well as having an illegal pill press. Donyea Nelson, 42, was indicted on charges including possession of die used to manufacture a counterfeit substance, possession of equipment to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of a firearm in … Continue reading Ohio News: Akron man, Donyea Nelso indicted for stamping pills containing fentanyl and other drugs to look like Percocet, as well as firearms charges

Vermont News: Rockingham Man, Randy Holmes Sentenced to 54 Months Imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Fentanyl and Unlawful Possession of Firearms

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Randy Holmes, 28, of Rockingham, Vermont, was sentenced on January 18, 2019, to 54 months imprisonment by United States District Court Chief Judge Geoffrey Crawford, in U.S. District Court in Burlington, Vermont. Judge Crawford also sentenced Holmes to a … Continue reading Vermont News: Rockingham Man, Randy Holmes Sentenced to 54 Months Imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Fentanyl and Unlawful Possession of Firearms

Pennsylvania News: McKeesport Man, Marcaius Butler, Jr. Sentenced to More than 5 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Law Violations

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to five years and eight months in prison and three years’ supervised release on his conviction of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Fentanyl and Possession of a Firearm in furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, United States Attorney Scott W. … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: McKeesport Man, Marcaius Butler, Jr. Sentenced to More than 5 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Law Violations

Florida News: Deadly Heroin and Synthetic Opioids Seized in Drug Trafficking Bust

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Jan. 20, 2019 – Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Office of Statewide Prosecution and the Drug Enforcement Administration Friday announced the arrests of two drug traffickers transporting methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl into Florida. DEA agents, working with the Office of Statewide Prosecution, arrested Christopher Lavant and Jeffrey Richardson on Thursday in Manatee … Continue reading Florida News: Deadly Heroin and Synthetic Opioids Seized in Drug Trafficking Bust

Texas News: Texas man, Roland Herrera indicted for having one kilogram of fentanyl, three kilograms of heroin and three kilograms of cocaine

Texas – A Texas man was indicted for having one kilogram of fentanyl, three kilograms of heroin and three kilograms of cocaine. Roland Herrera, 52, of San Antonio, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin and cocaine and one count of interstate travel in aid of racketeering. Herrera was … Continue reading Texas News: Texas man, Roland Herrera indicted for having one kilogram of fentanyl, three kilograms of heroin and three kilograms of cocaine

Ohio News: Cleveland man, Kadeem Davis indicted for selling fentanyl and heroin last year that resulted in a fatal overdose

Cleveland, Ohio – A Cleveland man was indicted in federal court for selling fentanyl and heroin last year that resulted in a fatal overdose. Kadeem Davis, 28, was indicted on one count of distribution of fentanyl and heroin, with a sentencing enhancement allegeing the sale resulted in death, one count of use of a communication facility … Continue reading Ohio News: Cleveland man, Kadeem Davis indicted for selling fentanyl and heroin last year that resulted in a fatal overdose

VIRGINIA News: Martinsburg, West Virginia Man, Kendall Demarko Wysinger Convicted of Sex Trafficking, Distributing Fatal Dose of Fentanyl and Evidence Tampering

Harrisonburg, VIRGINIA – A Martinsburg, West Virginia, man, who used heroin as a means to control numerous women he trafficked as part of a commercial prostitution ring that operated in the Western District of Virginia, and elsewhere, was convicted this week following a jury trial in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg. United States Attorney Thomas … Continue reading VIRGINIA News: Martinsburg, West Virginia Man, Kendall Demarko Wysinger Convicted of Sex Trafficking, Distributing Fatal Dose of Fentanyl and Evidence Tampering

California News: California man, Alan Gabriel Barba-Sanchez charged after receiving a shipment of one kilogram of suspected fentanyl while staying in Cleveland

California – A California man was charged in federal court after receiving a shipment of one kilogram of suspected fentanyl while staying in Cleveland. Alan Gabriel Barba-Sanchez, 30, of San Diego, was charged with one count of attempted possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. According to an affidavit filed in the case: A Cuyahoga … Continue reading California News: California man, Alan Gabriel Barba-Sanchez charged after receiving a shipment of one kilogram of suspected fentanyl while staying in Cleveland

Ohio News: Toledo man, Grant Black indicted for trafficking heroin, cocaine and fentanyl analogues

Toledo, Oo. – A 15-count indictment was filed in federal court charging a Toledo man with trafficking heroin, cocaine and fentanyl analogues. Grant Black, 24, was charged with eight counts of possession with intent to distribute and seven counts of drug trafficking. Black possessed fentanyl analogues, cocaine, heroin, oxycodone and amphetamine on Aug. 11, 2017. … Continue reading Ohio News: Toledo man, Grant Black indicted for trafficking heroin, cocaine and fentanyl analogues

Missouri News: University City Man, Jonathan Jamar Dickerson, Sentenced for Fatal Fentanyl Overdose

St. Louis, MO – Jonathan Jamar Dickerson, a/k/a “Los,” 29, of University City, Missouri, was sentenced to 240 months in prison for distributing fentanyl to another person, resulting in a fatal overdose. According to court documents, on January 28, 2017, 21-year-old “D.M.” was discovered unresponsive in her bedroom in a family residence in Maryland Heights, … Continue reading Missouri News: University City Man, Jonathan Jamar Dickerson, Sentenced for Fatal Fentanyl Overdose

West Virginia News: Detroit Man, Octavius Ellis Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Distribution

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Detroit, Michigan man pled guilty yesterday to a federal drug charge, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Octavius Ellis, 23, entered a guilty plea today to knowingly and intentionally distributing fentanyl. Stuart praised the work of the Huntington Police Department. “Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in the country,” said United States … Continue reading West Virginia News: Detroit Man, Octavius Ellis Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Distribution

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

Texas News: Mexican Citizen, Jesus Florencio Chaparro-Sanchez Sentenced to 11 ¼ Years in Federal Prison for Transporting Fentanyl

Texas – A 26-year-old citizen of Mexico was sentenced today to 135 months in federal prison after authorities caught him transporting fentanyl, a powerful narcotic 50 times more potent than heroin, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox. Jesus Florencio Chaparro-Sanchez pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute in … Continue reading Texas News: Mexican Citizen, Jesus Florencio Chaparro-Sanchez Sentenced to 11 ¼ Years in Federal Prison for Transporting Fentanyl

South Carolina News: Florence, Quintin La Prix Davis, Federal Jury Convicts Felon from Latta for Possession of a Firearm and Fentanyl, Among Other Charges

Florence, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Quintin La Prix Davis of Latta, South Carolina, was convicted by a federal jury for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and oxycodone, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking … Continue reading South Carolina News: Florence, Quintin La Prix Davis, Federal Jury Convicts Felon from Latta for Possession of a Firearm and Fentanyl, Among Other Charges

Wisconsin News: Oshkosh Man, Desmond T. Burns Indicted for Fentanyl Overdose Death

Wisconsin – United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on December 4, 2018, a federal grand jury indictment was unsealed against Desmond T. Burns (age: 39) of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The indictment alleges Burns distributed Fentanyl in violation of Title 21 United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C). Further, … Continue reading Wisconsin News: Oshkosh Man, Desmond T. Burns Indicted for Fentanyl Overdose Death

Wisconsin News: Green Bay Man, David L. Shanks Jr. Sentenced for Distribution of Heroin and Fentanyl, Resulting in One Death and Two Overdoses

Wisconsin – United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on December 3, 2018, David L. Shanks Jr. (age 37), was sentenced to multiple life terms of imprisonment by Chief District Judge William C. Griesbach. In September, Shanks was convicted by a jury in Green Bay of conspiring to … Continue reading Wisconsin News: Green Bay Man, David L. Shanks Jr. Sentenced for Distribution of Heroin and Fentanyl, Resulting in One Death and Two Overdoses

Tennessee News: KNOXVILLE, D’Marko Vernell King, Federal Grand Jury Indicts Michigan Resident for Fentanyl Possession With Intent to Distribute

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On December 4, 2018, a federal grand jury in Knoxville returned a one-count indictment against D’Marko Vernell King, 30, of Detroit, Michigan. This case has not yet been set for trial. The indictment, on file with the U.S. District Court, alleges that King possessed, with intent to distribute, four hundred (400) grams … Continue reading Tennessee News: KNOXVILLE, D’Marko Vernell King, Federal Grand Jury Indicts Michigan Resident for Fentanyl Possession With Intent to Distribute

New York News: Rochester Man, Devonte Mitchell Pleads Guilty To Fentanyl And Gun Charges

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Devonte Mitchell, 21, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of five … Continue reading New York News: Rochester Man, Devonte Mitchell Pleads Guilty To Fentanyl And Gun Charges

Missouri News: Former KC Paramedic, Michael L. Fostich, Pleads Guilty to Stealing Fentanyl, Morphine from Ambulances

KANSAS CITY, MO – A former Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department paramedic pleaded guilty in federal court today to stealing fentanyl and morphine from ambulances for his own personal use. Michael L. Fostich, 37, of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to obtaining a controlled substance (fentanyl and morphine) by … Continue reading Missouri News: Former KC Paramedic, Michael L. Fostich, Pleads Guilty to Stealing Fentanyl, Morphine from Ambulances

Pennsylvania News: Johnstown Man, Laron Harvey Pleads Guilty in Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Fentanyl and Crack Cocaine

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Laron Harvey, 35, pleaded guilty before Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti. According to information presented to the court, from in and around November 2015, and continuing … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Johnstown Man, Laron Harvey Pleads Guilty in Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Fentanyl and Crack Cocaine

New York News: Father And Son Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Selling Fentanyl And Oxycodone On The Dark Web

The Defendants Also Distributed Fentanyl That Substantially Contributed to a Non-Fatal Overdose in 2015 New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that MICHAEL LUCIANO and PHILIP LUCIANO, a father and son, were sentenced today to five years in prison for selling fentanyl and oxycodone … Continue reading New York News: Father And Son Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Selling Fentanyl And Oxycodone On The Dark Web

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

Connecticut News: North Branford Man, SCOTT MATHEWS Charged with Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven has returned an indictment charging SCOTT MATHEWS, 34, of North Branford, with one count of distribution of heroin and fentanyl. The indictment was returned on November 7, 2018. Mathews appeared today before … Continue reading Connecticut News: North Branford Man, SCOTT MATHEWS Charged with Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl

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

Ohio News: Lorain, Two from Lorain indicted for selling fentanyl

Lorain, Ohio – Two men from Lorain were indicted for selling fentanyl. Julius Ruffin, 39, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute a mixture of heroin and fentanyl. Ruffin had nearly 100 grams of the drug mixture on Oct. 19, according to the indictment. Aalijah Joel Rico, 24, was indicted on one … Continue reading Ohio News: Lorain, Two from Lorain indicted for selling fentanyl

Virginia News: NORFOLK, Glenn Murphy Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl

NORFOLK, Va. – A Suffolk man pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute Fentanyl. According to court documents, Glenn Murphy, 38, sold a total of three ounces of heroin to the Portsmouth Police during an undercover operation. After a subsequent attempt to sell heroin to the police, Murphy placed under arrest and searched. … Continue reading Virginia News: NORFOLK, Glenn Murphy Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl

Ohio News: Cleveland man, Deonte Ayers indicted for selling fentanyl and heroin

Cleveland, Ohio – A Cleveland man was indicted for selling fentanyl and heroin. Deonte Ayers, 32, was indicted on two counts of distribution of controlled substances and two counts of use of a communication device to facilitate a felony. Ayers sold 110 grams of fentanyl on Sept. 20 and 46 grams of a fentanyl and heroin … Continue reading Ohio News: Cleveland man, Deonte Ayers indicted for selling fentanyl and heroin

Ohio News: Akron man, Don A. Maigari sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison after ordering 500 grams of a fentanyl analogue from China

Akron, Ohio – An Akron man was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison after ordering 500 grams of a fentanyl analogue from China. Don A. Maigari, 37, was sentenced to 116 months in prison. Maigari previously pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute approximately 500 grams of methoxyacetylfentanyl. Maigari ordered the fentanyl analogue … Continue reading Ohio News: Akron man, Don A. Maigari sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison after ordering 500 grams of a fentanyl analogue from China