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09/03/2019
Charleston, WV
Narcotics
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ICE HSI has awarded up to $4.25 million to Marshall University for the development and implementation of a tool to aid in opioid investigations.

09/05/2019
Salt Lake City, UT
Narcotics
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Aaron Michael Shamo, 29, of Cottonwood Heights, Utah, was found guilty after a jury trial of his peers found he orchestrated the import and distribution of fentanyl from China. Shamo faces a potential mandatory-minimum life sentence for his actions.

09/05/2019
Blaine, WA
Narcotics

Three defendants were arrested in the Los Angeles area, while the others were arrested in the Seattle and Vancouver, Canada areas. Three additional defendants are currently in state custody and will be transferred over to federal custody at a later date.

09/11/2019
Missoula, MT
Narcotics

Tiffany Rose Ramirez, 31, pleaded guilty in April to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

09/20/2019
Denver, CO
Narcotics
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HSI’s C3 and the Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit provided this training, which is designed to dismantle darknet marketplaces and illicit payment networks associated with fentanyl smuggling and their distribution organizations.

09/24/2019
Columbus, OH
Narcotics
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According to the 16-count indictment, Diego Ernesto Castaneda-Garcia was allegedly the leader of a drug trafficking organization that received imported heroin from Mexico, repackaged it into user quantities and sold it to heroin users in and around Central Ohio.

10/02/2019
Laredo, TX
Contraband

Pedro Moreno-Garcia, 48, from Mexico, entered his guilty plea on Oct. 2, in front of U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo. 

10/03/2019
Laredo, TX
Narcotics

Jose Ramos-Delgadillo, 32, from Mexico, pleaded guilty Oct. 3 to two counts – conspiracy to import, and importing methamphetamine.

10/16/2019
Salt Lake City, UT
Narcotics

Tiffany Scott Spevak, 39, of Salt Lake City, admitted that she conspired with others from about January 2014 through October 2016 to procure methamphetamine in Arizona and California and distribute it to customers in Utah, Idaho and other locations.

10/16/2019
Seattle, WA
Narcotics

Since February, the HSI task force has been conducting an investigation of a group of drug traffickers selling extremely dangerous fentanyl-laced pills. HSI officers from Seattle set out to disrupt the drug flow and dismantle the trafficking organization.

10/17/2019
New York, NY
Narcotics
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The charges are against nine alleged members of a criminal organization that trafficked in heroin and the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl in the Soundview section of the Bronx and in Westchester County. More than 30 pounds of heroin and fentanyl, five handguns, an assault rifle and $170,000 cash have been recovered.

10/23/2019
McAllen, TX
Narcotics

On April 30, 2017, Vasquez and her brother, Manuel Martinez, 40, of Saginaw, were arrested at the Anzalduas Port of Entry with about 30 kilos of methamphetamine in their vehicle. To avoid suspicion, the drugs were stashed in a load of milk and juice containers. Martinez was sentenced previously to 120 months in prison for his role in this crime.

10/29/2019
Boise, ID
Narcotics

Clinton DeWitt Bays, Jr., 77, of Boise, pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine, Eben Roberts, acting special agent in charge of ICE's HSI Seattle field office and U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced today. Pursuant to a written plea agreement filed with the Court, Bays pleaded guilty to distributing more than fifty grams of actual methamphetamine.

11/04/2019
Las Vegas, NV
Narcotics

Steve Torres, 43, and Uriel Delgado, 37, both of Las Vegas, were sentenced Friday for selling large quantities of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada announced.

11/05/2019
Seattle, WA
Narcotics

The four properties were identified as part of an international criminal investigation that lasted several years. In March 2019, Qifeng Li, 41, Xiamin Huang, 39 and Qiwei Li, 45, pleaded guilty and admitted that they used money from conspirators in the Peoples Republic of China to purchase homes in the Puget Sound area.

11/07/2019
Missoula, MT
Narcotics

Jeremy David Medbery, 34, of Riverside, California, faces a minimum mandatory five years to 40 years in prison, a $5 million fine and at least four years of supervised release.

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.

11/12/2019
Spokane, WA
Narcotics
The asset forfeiture funds are the result of Operation Rocky Bear Paw, which targeted a regional drug trafficking organization (DTO) operating in Washington, Idaho, and Montana. The principal drug distribution activities occurred in the Grandview, WA, and Havre, MT, areas.
11/14/2019
Corpus Christi, TX
Narcotics

Manual Lozano, 33, from Corpus Christi and member of the Sureno 13 gang was sentenced Thursday to nearly 11 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and carrying a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

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