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WASHINGTON News: District Man, Orlando Bell Sentenced to 130 Months in Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking Organization

Defendant Caught With Crack Cocaine and Firearm WASHINGTON (STL.News)– Orlando Bell, 37, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 130 months in prison for his role in a drug trafficking organization that distributed large amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Jessie K. … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Orlando Bell Sentenced to 130 Months in Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking Organization

Pennsylvania News: Washington Man, Antoine Dean Pleads Guilty in Wiretap Investigation of Gang Violence and Drug Trafficking in Pittsburgh’s West End

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Washington, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to distribute a quantity of crack cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Antoine Dean, Jr., 29, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. In connection with the … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Washington Man, Antoine Dean Pleads Guilty in Wiretap Investigation of Gang Violence and Drug Trafficking in Pittsburgh’s West End

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Angelo Everett, Leader of Heroin Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -A resident of Penn Hills, PA, was sentenced in federal court to 120months’ imprisonment on a charge of conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Angelo Everett, age 36. According to information … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Angelo Everett, Leader of Heroin Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

Iowa News: Clemons, Justin Lee Branon Who Distributed Over 17 Pounds of Meth Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Federal Prison

Clemons, Iowa – A man who distributed more than 17 pounds of ice methamphetamine was sentenced on March 7, 2018, to more than ten years in federal prison. Justin Lee Branon, age 35, from Clemons, Iowa, received the prison term after an August 1, 2018 guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Evidence during the … Continue reading Iowa News: Clemons, Justin Lee Branon Who Distributed Over 17 Pounds of Meth Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Federal Prison

Illinois News: CHICAGO, 35 Defendants Charged in Joint Federal and State Investigation into Heroin and Fentanyl Delivery Service in Chicago Area

CHICAGO, Illinois — Thirty-five individuals are facing criminal charges as part of a joint federal and state investigation into heroin and fentanyl trafficking in Chicago. During the multi-year investigation, dubbed “Operation Road Rage,” law enforcement seized a kilogram of heroin, most of which contained fentanyl, approximately $100,000 in cash, five firearms, and four vehicles. Much of … Continue reading Illinois News: CHICAGO, 35 Defendants Charged in Joint Federal and State Investigation into Heroin and Fentanyl Delivery Service in Chicago Area

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

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Robert Moore Pleads Guilty in Crack Cocaine Distribution Scheme

PITTSBURGH, Pa – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to distribute a quantity of crack cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Robert Moore, age 36, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. In connection with the guilty … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Robert Moore Pleads Guilty in Crack Cocaine Distribution Scheme

Illinois News: CHICAGO, Father and Son Among 18 Defendants Charged in Federal Investigation into Cocaine Delivery Service in Chicago Area

CHICAGO, Is. — A father and son are among 18 individuals facing criminal charges as part of a federal investigation into cocaine trafficking in the Chicago area. During the multi-year investigation, dubbed “Operation Flawed Deal,” law enforcement seized multiple bank accounts, more than a kilogram of cocaine, a Mercedes G63 sport-utility vehicle, and two handguns, … Continue reading Illinois News: CHICAGO, Father and Son Among 18 Defendants Charged in Federal Investigation into Cocaine Delivery Service in Chicago Area

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

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

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

California News: California Money Launderer, Janeth Pineda Sentenced to Three Years’ Prison

Laundered Money from her Husband’s Drug Trafficking Operation Chula Vista, California – A woman who laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars of drug money was sentenced today to three years in federal prison. Janeth Pineda, age 36, from Chula Vista, California, received the prison term after a July 12, 2018, guilty plea to conspiracy to … Continue reading California News: California Money Launderer, Janeth Pineda Sentenced to Three Years’ Prison

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Kevin Jackson, Judge Sentences Clairton Heroin Dealer to Nearly 8 Years in Federal Prison

PITTSBURGH, PA– A resident of Clairton, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to seven years and 10 months in prison, followed by six years’ supervised release, on his conviction of conspiring to distribute narcotics, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Kevin … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Kevin Jackson, Judge Sentences Clairton Heroin Dealer to Nearly 8 Years in Federal Prison

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

WEST VIRGINIA News: Maryland man, Phillip Ryan Williams admits to drug distribution

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Phillip Ryan Williams, of McCoole, Maryland, has admitted to distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Williams, age 24, pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” He admitted to selling methamphetamine in Mineral County on June 13, 2018. Williams faces up to 20 years incarceration and a … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: Maryland man, Phillip Ryan Williams admits to drug distribution

New Jersey News: Grape Street Crips Member, Ramon Morales Arrested for Attempted Murder in Aid of Racketeering and RICO Conspiracy

NEWARK, N.J. – A member of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips who was arrested earlier this week in Durham, North Carolina, on charges that include RICO conspiracy, attempted murder, and conspiracy to commit murder had his initial appearance in federal court today, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Ramon Morales, a/k/a “Ray Rizzo,” a/k/a “Rizzo,” … Continue reading New Jersey News: Grape Street Crips Member, Ramon Morales Arrested for Attempted Murder in Aid of Racketeering and RICO Conspiracy

Massachusetts News: Chinese national, Bin Wang sentenced to nearly six years in prison for distributing opioids and other drugs that were shipped from China to the U.S. and ultimately to Ohio

Massachusetts – A Chinese national who had been living in Massachusetts was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for distributing opioids and other drugs that were shipped from China to the United States and ultimately to Ohio. Bin Wang, 43, was sentenced to 71 months in prison. He previously pleaded guilty to 10 counts, … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Chinese national, Bin Wang sentenced to nearly six years in prison for distributing opioids and other drugs that were shipped from China to the U.S. and ultimately to Ohio

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

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

North Carolina News: Wilson Man, MICHAEL EUGENE BLAKENEY Sentenced to Federal Prison for Distributing Crack

RALEIGH, N.C. – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that in federal court, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan, sentenced MICHAEL EUGENE BLAKENEY, 29 from Wilson, North Carolina, to 37 months in prison, followed by 6 years of supervised release. Additionally, as the defendant had his supervised release revoked he was sentenced … Continue reading North Carolina News: Wilson Man, MICHAEL EUGENE BLAKENEY Sentenced to Federal Prison for Distributing Crack

Texas News: Leader of Cartel Del Noreste and Nephew of Los Zetas Leaders Z-40 and Z-42 Receives Two Consecutive Life Sentences Plus 20 Years in Federal Prison

Waco, Ts. – In Waco today, U.S. District Judge Alia Moses sentenced 38-year-old Juan Francisco “Kiko” Trevino Chavez, nephew of Los Zetas leaders Miguel Angel Trevino Morales (Z-40) and Oscar Omar Trevino Morales (Z-42), to two consecutive life imprisonment sentences plus 20 years in federal prison. In addition to the prison terms, Judge Moses ordered … Continue reading Texas News: Leader of Cartel Del Noreste and Nephew of Los Zetas Leaders Z-40 and Z-42 Receives Two Consecutive Life Sentences Plus 20 Years in Federal Prison

North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Men Sentenced for Methamphetamine Distribution in Jacksonville, North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge James C. Dever, III sentenced SAMUEL MONSERRATE-GARCIA, 55, of Midway Park, North Carolina and VICTOR RODRIGUEZ, 41, of Jacksonville, North Carolina for their roles in distributing methamphetamine … Continue reading North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Men Sentenced for Methamphetamine Distribution in Jacksonville, North Carolina

Florida News: Palm Beach County Resident, Lucius Brown III Pleads Guilty to Possessing Fentanyl and Crack Cocaine with Intent to Distribute and Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Florida – Lucius Brown III, 35, of Riveria Beach, pled guilty today to possessing fentanyl and crack cocaine with the intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Adolphus P. Wright, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami … Continue reading Florida News: Palm Beach County Resident, Lucius Brown III Pleads Guilty to Possessing Fentanyl and Crack Cocaine with Intent to Distribute and Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

Idaho News: COEUR D’ALENE, Two Men Sentenced in Multistate Drug Ring

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Adam Arrow Weinberger, 57, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and William Morris Antelope, 47, of Cheney, Washington, are the latest sentenced in a multistate drug investigation, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. Wednesday, Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill sentenced Weinberger to 92 months in prison, followed by eight years of supervised … Continue reading Idaho News: COEUR D’ALENE, Two Men Sentenced in Multistate Drug Ring

Pennsylvania News: Wavy Boyz Gang Member, Robert Fields Sentenced to Nearly 4 Years in Federal Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Heroin

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to three years and 10 months in prison followed by six years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Wavy Boyz Gang Member, Robert Fields Sentenced to Nearly 4 Years in Federal Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Heroin

New Jersey News: California Man, Edwin Garcia Cambero Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Role In Cross-Country Conspiracy To Distribute More Than Five Kilograms Of Cocaine

NEWARK, N.J. – A Riverside, California, man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to transport more than five kilograms of cocaine from California to New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Edwin Garcia Cambero, 26, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares to an … Continue reading New Jersey News: California Man, Edwin Garcia Cambero Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Role In Cross-Country Conspiracy To Distribute More Than Five Kilograms Of Cocaine

Iowa News: Cedar Rapids, Eddy Watt, Federal Prison Sentence for Man Who Helped Sell Heroin

“Fairly Sophisticated” Drug Operation Had Over Eighty Customers Cedar Rapids, Iowa – A man who worked with others to sell heroin throughout the Cedar Rapids area was sentenced on October 17, 2018, to more than five years in federal prison. Eddy Watt, age 28, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a June … Continue reading Iowa News: Cedar Rapids, Eddy Watt, Federal Prison Sentence for Man Who Helped Sell Heroin

WEST VIRGINIA News: MARTINSBURG, Fourteen indicted on drug distribution and firearms charges

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Fourteen West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia residents are facing multiple drug and firearms charges after being indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Wheeling on October 3, 2018, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. The 28-count indictment alleges a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Mineral, Hardy, Hampshire Counties, and elsewhere … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: MARTINSBURG, Fourteen indicted on drug distribution and firearms charges

New Jersey News: Grape Street Crips Member, Khalil Stafford Indicted for Murder of Bystander at 2010 Summer Cookout

NEWARK, N.J. – A member of the Grape Street Crips gang was indicted today on additional charges in connection with the murder of a bystander at a summer cookout in 2010, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Khalil Stafford, a/k/a “Stod,” 34, of Newark, was indicted today on additional charges in a seventh superseding indictment, … Continue reading New Jersey News: Grape Street Crips Member, Khalil Stafford Indicted for Murder of Bystander at 2010 Summer Cookout