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09/28/2018
Tucson, AZ
Narcotics
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Michael Mugavero of Tucson, is suspected of using social media including posting videos to advertise the sale of drugs, which he had illegally imported from Canada through an international mail parcel.

03/08/2016
Tucson, AZ
Narcotics
The arrests, which occurred Thursday, are the latest development in a long-term investigation launched in 2014 targeting a drug trafficking organization allegedly spearheaded by Erick Erives, the son of current DEA fugitive Ignacio Alfredo Erives-Martinez.
02/06/2012
Tucson, AZ
Narcotics
Eleven members of a drug trafficking ring in the Naco, Ariz., area face state criminal charges in connection with a multi-agency probe that has resulted in the seizure of more than 15 tons of marijuana and a small amount of cocaine in the last year.
02/03/2017
Tucson, AZ
Narcotics

Pedro Ojeda-Ramirez, 24, and Ulises Alaim Saijas-Zamorano, 22, both of Mexico, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to prison terms of 140 months and 60 months, respectively.

02/18/2016
Tucson, AZ
Narcotics
Johnny Acosta, 38, of Douglas, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to felony charges of conspiracy to import more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana and accepting bribes as a public official.
05/01/2017
Tulsa, OK
Narcotics
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The check for $690,320.23 represents TCSO’s share of monies and assets seized from one defendant in Operation MEGA BUZZ, which is divided among the participating agencies as part of ICE's asset-sharing agreement
08/29/2013
Tulsa, OK
Narcotics
Gus Travis Poole Jr., 28, was sentenced to 117 months in prison Aug. 29. He has prior felony convictions for robbery with a dangerous weapon and burglary.
07/13/2016
Tulsa, OK
Narcotics
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In addition to the six people arrested, the following items were seized:  $106,505 in suspected drug proceeds, three firearms (one stolen, and one illegally possessed by a convicted felon) two vehicles, and 13 ounces of black tar heroin.  

03/31/2017
Tulsa, OK
Narcotics

The conviction of Tim Minh Tran, 44, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, stemmed from his role in leading an organization responsible for smuggling more than 200 kilograms of synthetic cannabinoids into the United States from China.

05/14/2019
Tulsa, OK
Narcotics

According to the indictment, Stille Giovanni Guiterrez Vivanco, 34, is alleged to have led this international drug trafficking organization. “Cell heads” included Jose Garcia, 36, of Tulsa, and Edson Garcia-Velasquez, 25, of Tulsa. Norman Fabian Huerta Avalos, 36, served in various capacities, including coordinating assignments for other organization members and serving as dispatch.

02/07/2018
Tulsa, OK
Narcotics
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The subjects targeted are estimated to be supplying as much as two-thirds of the heroin in the Tulsa area.

11/03/2016
Tuscon, AZ
Narcotics
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More than 100 law enforcement personnel from a dozen federal, state, and local agencies participated in the operation. Overall, investigators served a total of 32 state arrest warrants at 12 locations around the Tucson metropolitan area. Sixteen defendants are now in custody.

03/25/2016
Tuscon, AZ
Narcotics
Augustin Enrique Cruz, aka Tinky, 22, of Tucson, was taken into custody Thursday on various federal criminal charges, including narcotics trafficking, money laundering and tunnel-related offenses.
08/19/2012
Tuscon, AZ
Narcotics
Also convicted were 17 undocumented aliens who backpacked marijuana from Mexico.
02/14/2018
Tyler, TX
Narcotics

On Feb. 14, following a three-day jury trial, Conrado Depaz Arellano, 48, illegally residing in Carthage, Texas, was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.  Additionally, on Feb. 12, 2018, Arellano pleaded guilty to being illegally in the United States after having been deported.

07/31/2012
Tyler, TX
Narcotics
Ten men were arrested Wednesday in east Texas following a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking in the Henderson, Texas, area.
11/12/2019
Tyler, TX
Narcotics

Eduardo Pineda, 26, from Tyler, Texas, pleaded guilty July 25, 2019, to manufacturing and possessing with intent to manufacture and distribute marijuana; he was sentenced Nov. 12 to 108 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Jeremy D. Kernodle.

03/21/2019
Ulster County, NY
Narcotics
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Seven members of a drug trafficking organization that distributed large quantities of crack cocaine, as well as heroin laced with fentanyl, over a two-year period, in and around the Village of Ellenville in Ulster County, New York were indicted federally following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York with the Ulster County Sheriff's Office, the New York State Police and the Village of Ellenville Police.

01/12/2011
Valencia, CA
Narcotics
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Two male Canadian nationals are in custody facing state drug charges after agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations and local police executed a search warrant at a warehouse here Wednesday night and found more than 103 pounds of cocaine and approximately $2.4M in cash inside a locked safe.
01/03/2012
Ventura, CA
Narcotics
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"Ten people are in custody following the predawn interdiction Wednesday of a Mexican ""panga"" boat loaded with more than a ton of marijuana along the Ventura County coast north of Los Angeles. "
02/27/2019
Victoria, TX
Narcotics

Raul Beltran Jr., 50, and his son Edward Beltran, 24, both of Rio Grande City, Texas, pleaded guilty Feb. 25 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance (more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana).

05/12/2015
Victoria, TX
Narcotics
Michael Gregory Oertli, 40, of Brookshire, Texas, pleaded guilty in November 2014 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
02/26/2014
Virginia, VA
Narcotics
Seven adults were arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute smokable synthetic cannabinoids, Schedule I controlled substances, with the intent for human consumption, and drug paraphernalia following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington.
07/24/2018
Waco, TX
Narcotics

Jurors convicted Juan Francisco “Kiko” Trevino Chavez, 38, on one count each of conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute, conspiracy to import marijuana, unlawful distribution of controlled substances (extra-territorial), conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to import cocaine, conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Kiko Trevino is the nephew of Los Zetas leaders Miguel Angel Trevino Morales (Z-40) and Oscar Omar Trevino Morales (Z-42).

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