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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.
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.

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.
12/06/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
Theresa Zekia Shaw pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import a controlled substance after she attempted to smuggle ecstasy pills hidden under the back seat of a vehicle driven into the United States from Canada. This investigation is being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
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).
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.

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.
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.
01/06/2013
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
A Niagara Falls, N.Y., man pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiracy to possess, with the intent to distribute, 100 kilograms of marijuana. The man faces up to 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine.
10/13/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
A Canadian man has pleaded guilty to importing ecstasy illegally into the United States. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a fine of $2 million. This investigation is being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
09/28/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
An upstate New York woman who was convicted of conspiring to import ecstasy, was sentenced to time served, nine months home detention on electronic monitoring and three years of supervised release.
02/12/2014
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
An Arizona man, Shane Grafman, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine and marijuana, as well as a separate charge of money laundering conspiracy, Wednesday in Buffalo.
05/11/2014
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Alexander Ortega, 24, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Hilda G. Tagle to 360 months in prison for each of the four counts of conviction, which are to be served concurrently. In handing down the sentence, Judge Tagle noted the amount of drugs involved and Ortega's role as leader of the conspiracy. Ortega will also be required to serve five years of supervised release after he completes his prison term.
06/24/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A Mexican national, Omar Quezada-Alcala, was sentenced Monday to 15 years eight months in prison for cocaine trafficking. This investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Quezada-Alcala admitted he was going to be paid to pick up a car and deliver it to an unknown location and that he had done it before.
05/01/2013
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Julian Luna-Nieto was sentenced Thursday to 28 years for methamphetamine trafficking as well as conspiring to tamper with witnesses by using intimidation and threats.
02/01/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Rigoberto Munoz-Vargas, a Mexican national, pleaded guilty on Thursday to possession with intent to distribute 1.3 kilograms (2.9 pounds) of methamphetamine and being an alien possessing a firearm. The investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)...

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