Methamphetamine

Iowa News: Fremont County Man, John Tracy Miller Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (STL.News) – United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on March 14, 2019, John Tracy Miller, age 50, was sentenced by United States Senior District Court Judge James E. Gritzner for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. Miller was sentenced to 78 months in prison, to be followed by a term of supervised … Continue reading Iowa News: Fremont County Man, John Tracy Miller Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

Missouri News: St. Louis Man, Cregg L. Matthews, Charged with Drug Trafficking after Officers Seized 31 Pounds of Meth from Luggage

KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) – A St. Louis, Missouri man traveling by bus from Los Angeles, CA was charged in federal court today with possessing methamphetamine to distribute after more than 31 pounds of methamphetamine was found in his luggage at a Kansas City, Mo., bus station. Cregg L. Matthews, 52, was charged in a … Continue reading Missouri News: St. Louis Man, Cregg L. Matthews, Charged with Drug Trafficking after Officers Seized 31 Pounds of Meth from Luggage

Missouri News: Kentucky Man, Kevin Ray Wilson, Sentenced to 15 Years for Meth Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) – A Waynesburg, Kentucky, man who was caught at a traffic stop with 10 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a spare tire was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Kevin Ray Wilson, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to … Continue reading Missouri News: Kentucky Man, Kevin Ray Wilson, Sentenced to 15 Years for Meth Conspiracy

Missouri News: Joplin Man, Keith K. Koile, Sentenced to 25 Years for Meth, Firearm

SPRINGFIELD, MO (STL.News) – A Joplin, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing more than 1.4 kilograms of methamphetamine and a firearm. Keith K. Koile, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 25 years in federal prison without parole. On Aug. 29, 2018, Koile pleaded guilty to … Continue reading Missouri News: Joplin Man, Keith K. Koile, Sentenced to 25 Years for Meth, Firearm

Iowa News: Des Moines Man, Arthur Tyrone Lee, Jr. Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution and Firearm Offenses

DES MOINES, Iowa – On February 25, 2019, Arthur Tyrone Lee, Jr., age 38, of Des Moines, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 360 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, and felon in … Continue reading Iowa News: Des Moines Man, Arthur Tyrone Lee, Jr. Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution and Firearm Offenses

Wisconsin News: Three Appleton Area Residents Indicted on Methamphetamine Charges

Wisconsin – United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced today that a federal indictment was returned against Yia Thao (age: 31) and Yaj Vang (age: 29) both of Appleton, Wisconsin, and Nalee Xiong (age: 36) of Neenah, Wisconsin. The indictment alleges that the trio conspired to possess in excess … Continue reading Wisconsin News: Three Appleton Area Residents Indicted on Methamphetamine Charges

Missouri News: St. Louis Man, James P. Pettus, Sentenced to 14 Years for Meth, Illegal Firearm

KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) – A St. Louis, Missouri man who was found passed out at an Oak Grove, Mo., truck stop after a week-long bender has been sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing methamphetamine and a firearm. James P. Pettus, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes on Wednesday, Feb. … Continue reading Missouri News: St. Louis Man, James P. Pettus, Sentenced to 14 Years for Meth, Illegal Firearm

Tennessee News: GREENEVILLE, Jessica James Sentenced to Serve 180 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

James has prior felony drug trafficking convictions in Hamblen County GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On February 6, 2019, Jessica James, 30, of Morristown, Tennessee, was sentenced by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, Senior U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 15 years in federal prison. James pleaded guilty in October 2018 to conspiring with Trinity Scott Johnson, … Continue reading Tennessee News: GREENEVILLE, Jessica James Sentenced to Serve 180 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

Texas News: TYLER, Upshur County Methamphetamine Trafficking Operation Busted

TYLER, Texas – U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown announced today that seven individuals have been arrested and indicted as the result of a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking activities in the Eastern District of Texas. Beginning in 2017, a combined task force of federal, state and local law enforcement began a multi-agency investigation into the … Continue reading Texas News: TYLER, Upshur County Methamphetamine Trafficking Operation Busted

Missouri News: Three Cameron Residents Among Five Pleading Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

Three Defendants Face Up To 18 Years in Prison KANSAS CITY, MO – Three Cameron, Missouri residents are among five defendants who have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Benjamin W. Clark, 26, of Cameron, pleaded guilty today before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Matt J. Whitworth to the charge contained … Continue reading Missouri News: Three Cameron Residents Among Five Pleading Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

Missouri News: Willard Man, Lyndall Clarence Shive, Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

SPRINGFIELD, MO (STL.News) – A Willard, Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Lyndall Clarence Shive, 75, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine since Feb. 9, 2016. The government asserts in today’s plea agreement … Continue reading Missouri News: Willard Man, Lyndall Clarence Shive, Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

VIRGINIA News: Abingdon, Defendants in Methamphetamine Conspiracy Sentenced

Conspiracy Trafficked Crystal Methamphetamine in Smyth County Abingdon, VIRGINIA – A Saltville, Va., man, convicted of trafficking a large quantity of methamphetamine in Smyth County, was sentenced yesterday in federal court to 72 months in prison, United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen and Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today. Zachary Blue Carter, 38, … Continue reading VIRGINIA News: Abingdon, Defendants in Methamphetamine Conspiracy Sentenced

VIRGINIA News: Abingdon, Six Members of Drug Trafficking Organization Plead Guilty For Roles in Conspiracy that Brought Methamphetamine from California to Southwest Virginia

Defendants Admit to Trafficking Large Amounts of Methamphetamine Abingdon, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen announced today that six individuals who conspired to traffic methamphetamine from California into Southwest Virginia recently pleaded guilty in the United States District Court in Abingdon to federal firearms and methamphetamine distribution charges. “Methamphetamine is a deadly drug … Continue reading VIRGINIA News: Abingdon, Six Members of Drug Trafficking Organization Plead Guilty For Roles in Conspiracy that Brought Methamphetamine from California to Southwest Virginia

VIRGINIA News: Abingdon, Kevin Thomas Seigler, Jury Convicts Las Vegas Man of Conspiring to Traffic Methamphetamine

Final defendant convicted in Operation Leaving Las Vegas, which charged 32 individuals Abingdon, VIRGINIA – The final defendant charged in Operation Leaving Las Vegas, a 32-defendant conspiracy that trafficked methamphetamine and other drugs between Las Vegas and Southwest Virginia, was convicted earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Abingdon following a two-day jury trial. … Continue reading VIRGINIA News: Abingdon, Kevin Thomas Seigler, Jury Convicts Las Vegas Man of Conspiring to Traffic Methamphetamine

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

Iowa News: Davenport Man, Corey Alan Taylor Sentenced to 210 Months in Prison for Methamphetamine and Firearms Offenses

DAVENPORT, Iowa – On December 18, 2018, Corey Alan Taylor, age 30, of Davenport, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 210 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release for methamphetamine and firearms charges announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Taylor was arrested after … Continue reading Iowa News: Davenport Man, Corey Alan Taylor Sentenced to 210 Months in Prison for Methamphetamine and Firearms Offenses

Iowa News: Burlington Man, Carlos Jermane Walls Sentenced to 240 Months Imprisonment for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm

DAVENPORT, Iowa – On December 20, 2018, Carlos Jermane Walls, age 37, of Burlington, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 240 months in prison for Possession of Methamphetamine with the Intent to Distribute and 120 months in prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, announced United States … Continue reading Iowa News: Burlington Man, Carlos Jermane Walls Sentenced to 240 Months Imprisonment for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm

West Virginia News: Parkersburg Man, Nicholas Easton Pleads Guilty to Federal Methamphetamine Charges

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Parkersburg man pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Nicholas Easton, 29, entered his guilty plea before United States District Judge Irene C. Berger. Stuart commended the investigative efforts of the FBI, the Parkersburg Police Department, and the Parkersburg Narcotics … Continue reading West Virginia News: Parkersburg Man, Nicholas Easton Pleads Guilty to Federal Methamphetamine Charges

Missouri News: Kansas City, St. Louis Area Residents Indicted for $8.5 Million Meth Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, MO – A dozen residents in the Kansas City, Missouri and St. Louis, Missouri areas have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in an $8.5 million drug-trafficking conspiracy that distributed more than 1,000 pounds of methamphetamine over two years. Trevor Scott Sparks, 29, Gerald L. Ginnings, 38, Gloria May … Continue reading Missouri News: Kansas City, St. Louis Area Residents Indicted for $8.5 Million Meth Conspiracy

Ohio News: Akron man, Antonio Dorman indicted for trafficking methamphetamine

Akron, Ohio – An Akron man was indicted in federal court on methamphetamine trafficking charges. Antonio Dorman, 29, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Dorman on May 22 did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing … Continue reading Ohio News: Akron man, Antonio Dorman indicted for trafficking methamphetamine

Missouri News: Former Lincoln University Student, Bria Royale Lanier-Richie, Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A former student at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, pleaded guilty in federal court today to her role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine that was sent through the mail by a co-conspirator in California. Bria Royale Lanier-Richie, 24, of St. Louis, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie … Continue reading Missouri News: Former Lincoln University Student, Bria Royale Lanier-Richie, Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

West Virginia News: HUNTINGTON, Two Men Appear in Federal Court for Roles in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Two men who took part in a conspiracy resulting in the distribution of large quantities of methamphetamine across several counties in West Virginia appeared in federal court yesterday, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Marquis Edward Henderson, 32, of Bronx, New York entered guilty pleas to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or … Continue reading West Virginia News: HUNTINGTON, Two Men Appear in Federal Court for Roles in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

Missouri News: Jefferson City Man, Javier Rashad Rosser, Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, MO – A Jefferson City, Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine that was mailed to him by a co-conspirator in California. Javier Rashad Rosser, 32, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to one count of conspiracy to distribute … Continue reading Missouri News: Jefferson City Man, Javier Rashad Rosser, Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

New Mexico News: Arizona Woman, Toni Baldonado Pleads Guilty to Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Charge in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Toni Baldonado, 25, of Tucson, Ariz., pled guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to methamphetamine trafficking. Baldonado entered her guilty plea without the benefit of a plea agreement. The Drug Enforcement Administration arrested Baldonado after seizing approximately 1.55 kilograms (3.42 pounds) of methamphetamine from her luggage during an interdiction investigation … Continue reading New Mexico News: Arizona Woman, Toni Baldonado Pleads Guilty to Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Charge in New Mexico

Texas News: TEXARKANA, Four Red River County Men Indicted for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine

TEXARKANA, Texas – Four Red River County men have been indicted for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Brian Bradley Beers, 47, of Beers, Texas; Kevin Wayne Guess, 45, of Annona, Texas; James Wayne Johnson, 30, of Kemp, Texas; and Billy Carl Webb, Jr., … Continue reading Texas News: TEXARKANA, Four Red River County Men Indicted for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine

North Carolina News: CHARLOTTE, Otequise Lenard Miller, Bulk Trafficker Of Heroin And Crystal Methamphetamine Pleads Guilty To Drug Conspiracy And Money Laundering Charges

The Defendant Sold Heroin that Resulted in an Overdose Death CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Otequise Lenard Miller, 33, of Concord, N.C. appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer today, and pleaded guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy resulting in an overdose death and money laundering charges, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of … Continue reading North Carolina News: CHARLOTTE, Otequise Lenard Miller, Bulk Trafficker Of Heroin And Crystal Methamphetamine Pleads Guilty To Drug Conspiracy And Money Laundering Charges

Indiana News: Mishawaka Man, Shane Inghels Sentenced To Over 19 Years in Prison For Possessing With The Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

SOUTH BEND, Ia. – Shane Inghels, 36 years old, of Mishawaka, IN, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr., after pleading guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. Inghels was sentenced to a total of 235 … Continue reading Indiana News: Mishawaka Man, Shane Inghels Sentenced To Over 19 Years in Prison For Possessing With The Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

Wisconsin News: Neenah Man, Jeffrey Melgar Indicted on Methamphetamine Charges

Neenah, Wisconsin – United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on November 20, 2018, a federal indictment was issued against Jeffrey Melgar (age: 33) of Neenah, Wisconsin. The indictment alleges that Jeffrey Melgar possessed in excess of 50 grams of actual (also known as “crystal”) methamphetamine with the … Continue reading Wisconsin News: Neenah Man, Jeffrey Melgar Indicted on Methamphetamine Charges

South Carolina News: Anderson, Two Spartanburg Brothers Among Five Men Sentenced in Federal Court for Roles in Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and Money Laundering Conspiracies

Anderson, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that brothers Soeuth Ath, 46, and Sean Ath, 54, both of Spartanburg, South Carolina, were among five men sentenced to federal prison for their roles in bi-coastal methamphetamine, marijuana, and money laundering conspiracies. United States District Judge Timothy M. Cain sentenced Soeuth Ath … Continue reading South Carolina News: Anderson, Two Spartanburg Brothers Among Five Men Sentenced in Federal Court for Roles in Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and Money Laundering Conspiracies

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