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09/26/2012
Billings, MT
Narcotics
Howard Jay Bonifant, a 26-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nev., was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in federal prison following his guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The investigation was a cooperative effort among ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the FBI, and the Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force.
08/06/2015
Billings, MT
Narcotics
The operation investigated a conspiracy to distribute about 10 pounds of methamphetamine in Montana, much of which was orchestrated by defendant Jason Neel, 31, from inside a California prison while serving a sentence for second-degree murder.
06/18/2013
Billings, MT
Narcotics
Van Haele had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.
06/30/2015
Beaumont, TX
Narcotics
Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez, 23, of Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison and a $100 million fine by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone.
01/14/2015
Beaumont, TX
Narcotics
Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez, 23, of Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, pleaded guilty to distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Saenz-Tamez entered his guilty plea Jan. 13 before U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone.
06/13/2017
Beaumont, TX
Narcotics

Ben Doyle Vaughn III, 45, of Vidor, Texas, was sentenced June 13 to 135 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He pleaded guilty to the charge Jan. 5.

04/23/2012
Beaumont, TX
Narcotics
A Pasadena, Texas, man pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal drug trafficking violations, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales, Eastern District of Texas.
05/08/2011
Beaumont, TX
Narcotics
Two men were sentenced on Thursday to federal prison for their part in a wide-scale drug trafficking conspiracy. The investigation was led by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Ramon Anthony Nunez, 38, of Allentown, Pa., pleaded guilty on Sep. 22, 2010 to these charges and was sentenced to 17.5 years in federal prison and ordered...
02/08/2011
Beaumont, TX
Narcotics
Two men have received lengthy prison sentences for their roles in a wide-scale drug trafficking conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales on Wednesday.
08/12/2014
Bangor, ME
Narcotics
Apolinar Ortiz Islas, aka Polo, 44, a citizen of Mexico, illegally present in the United States, was sentenced to 14 years and two months imprisonment after being found guilty following a 3-day trial in October 2013.
07/11/2011
Bangor, ME
Narcotics
Two Maine men pleaded guilty Monday to federal drug charges involving the distribution of large amounts of cocaine in a case investigated jointly with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
09/23/2012
Bangor, ME
Narcotics
Individual defendants charged with conspiracy and manufacturing marijuana face from 10 years to life in prison and up to a $10,000,000 fine.
03/14/2011
Bangor, ME
Narcotics
Shawn Perito, 34, had pled guilty to the charges on Dec. 6, 2010, following an investigation conducted jointly with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Perito was also sentenced to five years of supervised release.
01/02/2013
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
Timothy Joseph Carr, 29, of Baltimore, was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles Jr. for conspiring to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.
06/25/2019
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics

While conducting import trade enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers detected an anomaly during an x-ray scan of a container of beach chairs from China. Officers also observed that the original security seal lock was replaced with another lock. Officers discovered four large black duffel bags inside the container. The bags contained a combined 125 bricks of a white powdery substance that field-tested positive for cocaine.

01/05/2012
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
A Baltimore man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for smuggling heroin from India and the Philippines into the United States following an investigation by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, the Baltimore City Police Department and CBP.
03/21/2013
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
Jean Brown of Jamaica was one of the leaders of the Brown Organization, a criminal organization whose members distributed narcotics primarily in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Arizona, California and Jamaica. The conspirators transported as much as 1,000 pounds of marijuana per month.
06/21/2019
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics

U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Narada Walls, age 38, of Salisbury, Maryland, today to 12 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to possess and to distribute fentanyl and fentanyl analogues.  Fentanyl analogues are chemical compounds designed to have effects similar to fentanyl and can be just as deadly.  Judge Russell also ordered that Walls must forfeit anything of value seized during the investigation, including $29,650 in cash.

05/11/2014
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
A 34-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison on conspiracy charges related to distribution and possession of methamphetamine. Jordan Barraco also received five years of supervised release as part of his sentence.
11/06/2011
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
A federal grand jury in Maryland has indicted six people in connection with a conspiracy to distribute marijuana as part of the Brown Organization, a criminal network whose members allegedly engaged in narcotics distribution primarily in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Arizona and Jamaica.
05/15/2013
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
A Jamaica man, Hubert Downer, was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for murder in aid of racketeering. The victim, a drug courier, was kidnapped and dismembered in a bathtub.
02/02/2011
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
Suleiman Ahmed Zakaria, 27, of Pikesville, Md., was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison for importing heroin into the United States from Ghana as the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
10/01/2012
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
Timothy Lee Dennison, 22, of Baltimore, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. The investigation was led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/29/2012
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
A Frederick, Md., man, Roger Francel Evans Jr., was sentenced to eight years in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine after an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Federal Bureau of Investigation, Maryland State Police, Frederick County Sheriff's Office...
03/06/2012
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
Timothy Wilson of Toms River, N.J., was sentenced to 10 years in prison for cocaine possession and distribution related charges after he was arrested and convicted in Maryland while attempting to drive through Maryland with cocaine base hidden in a rental car.

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