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11/30/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
An upstate New York man pleaded guilty to possessing, with the intent to distribute, marijuana. The charge carries a maximum term of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
09/15/2013
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
According to the complaint, since June 2012, members of the organization used a source of supply located in China to obtain significant quantities of Methylone, as well as several other synthetic substances. Methylone is a stimulant ... known commonly as MDMA or ecstasy.
11/28/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
An upstate New York woman who was convicted of conspiring to import Ecstasy was sentenced to three years of probation and six months home detention with electronic monitoring. The sentence is the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
08/30/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
Brianne Aguinaga, of Buffalo, New York was sentenced to five years in prison for distributing a controlled substance following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/22/2014
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
Parminder Sidhu from Ontario, Canada, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to export from the United States five kilograms or more of cocaine following a joint investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Peel Regional Police Service.
09/13/2012
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
An upstate New York woman was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with unlawfully possessing - with the intent to distribute - ecstasy pills, along with aggravated identity theft.
10/27/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
An upstate New York man who was convicted of possession and distribution of a controlled substance was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release. The sentence is the result of an extensive investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/03/2012
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
Michael Bagri, a citizen of Canada, pleaded guilty in a case involving the discovery and seizures over several months of more than one-quarter ton of cocaine.
04/10/2014
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
The websites listed over 20 different synthetic narcotics available for sale, including schedule I and III controlled substances and analogues. Some of the drugs purchased included Fentanyl, Bath Salts and Methylone.
10/30/2012
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
A Canadian police officer, Geoffrey Purdie, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he used his position to smuggle drugs and other contraband into Canada. The investigation is being conducted by members of Buffalo's Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST).
10/12/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
Two men were arrested and charged with possession, distribution and importation of oxycodone into the United States. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine up to $1 million. Joseph Julien, 56, of Stevensville, Ontario, and Kevin Hinca, 20, of Depew, N.Y., have both been charged.
04/12/2018
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
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Late last week, authorities arrested Alexander Ruof-Brown, 26, of Buffalo. He was charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell, criminal possession of a narcotic, and criminal possession of marijuana. The defendant is also charged with 10 misdemeanors including unlawful fleeing a police officer, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, obstruction of governmental administration, reckless driving, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

09/06/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
A Canadian resident pleaded guilty in a case in which law enforcement agents seized nearly 100 kilograms of cocaine. This case is believed to be the largest narcotics seizure in western New York history.
03/22/2016
Burlington, VT
Narcotics
Marco Antonio Lam Peralta, 42, of South Londonderry, Vermont was arrested Tuesday based upon an arrest warrant for conspiracy to distribute heroin.
10/17/2016
Burlington, VT
Narcotics

Michael J. Foreste, aka Beast, 36, of Valley Stream, New York, was convicted on eight counts related to conspiracy and distribution of Oxycodone in Vermont, and two counts of money laundering in a two-week trial that ended Thursday.

09/28/2014
Butte, MT
Narcotics
Jesus Pimentel-Lopez, of Aguililla, Mexico, was found guilty June 4 of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.
11/10/2013
Butte, MT
Narcotics
A Montana man was sentenced Friday to 13 years and four months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.
03/23/2016
Calexico, CA
Narcotics
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Two of the defendants identified during the investigation, Marcia Manuela Duarte-Medina and her mother Eva Duarte De Medina, were arrested in Nogales, Arizona, Tuesday night. Two additional defendants, Joel Duarte Medina and Manuel Gallegos Jimenez, were taken into custody Wednesday morning in Calexico.
09/17/2012
Camden, NJ
Narcotics
A Camden, N.J., man, Ramon Martinez-Ruiz, was sentenced Tuesday to 85 months in prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to possess and distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine in a case investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/13/2013
Camden, NJ
Narcotics
Forty-seven individuals were charged Thursday with first degree racketeering in a takedown of a violent narcotics distribution network with ties to Mexican drug cartels.
08/07/2014
Camden, NJ
Narcotics
Marcus Taylor, 41, of Sicklerville, pleaded guilty Thursday to distributing and possessing with intent to distribute oxycodone before U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb.
12/04/2014
Cartagena, Colombia
Narcotics
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Colombian authorities arrested a Colombian national linked to the DTO. Additional arrests are anticipated as the investigation is ongoing.
04/10/2014
Cartagena, Colombia
Narcotics
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Intelligence led police to the container which was scheduled to depart from the port of Cartagena for Rotterdam, Netherlands. Investigators from the antinarcotics police detected irregularities in the paperwork, which declared that the shipment contained jarred pineapple.
10/12/2011
Casa Grande, AZ
Narcotics
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A major multi-agency law enforcement operation headed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Pinal County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) resulted in the execution of 12 search warrants and the arrest of 17 suspected smugglers in central and southern Arizona Thursday.
05/19/2014
Centreville, MD
Narcotics
Baraka Z. Chauka, aka Rock, 37, of Barclay was arrested May 19 and indicted on charges including conspiring to import cocaine into the state, conspiring to possess cocaine, conspiring to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and possession of heroin with intent to distribute. He is currently being held on $100,000 bond. Carlos J. Cain, aka Cain, 40, of Centreville, was arrested May 8 and indicted with conspiring to import cocaine into the state, conspiring to possess cocaine, and conspiring to distribute cocaine. He is currently being held on $100,000 bond.

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