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09/24/2013
Great Falls, MT
Narcotics
Two Montana men were sentenced Tuesday to 10 years and three years in federal prison following their guilty pleas to distributing methamphetamine.
01/26/2016
Fargo, ND
Narcotics
Joshua Tyler Fulp, 20, of Grand Forks was sentenced to serve 12 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances resulting in serious bodily injury and death.
08/28/2012
Oklahoma City, OK
Narcotics
A joint law enforcement investigation into the activities of a Mexican drug-trafficking organization operating locally resulted in 21 Mexican nationals being convicted and sentenced to a collective total of 1,543 months in prison.
04/01/2014
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
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ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with the Caribbean Border Corridor Strike Force (CCSF), seized Monday 1,774 kilograms of cocaine near Dorado and arrested two Venezuelan nationals for drug trafficking.
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.
01/25/2015
Providence, RI
Narcotics
Alexander Tovar, 26, and Miguel Valentin, 30, of Providence, were each sentenced for their participation in the heroin and cocaine trafficking conspiracy that ended with the seizure of more than 486 grams of heroin and 462 grams of cocaine.
10/30/2011
Phoenix, AZ
Narcotics
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Federal, state and local authorities announced the results Monday of 'Operation Pipeline Express,' a 17-month multi-agency investigation responsible for dismantling a massive narcotics trafficking organization suspected of smuggling more than $33 million dollars' worth of drugs a month through Arizona's western desert.
04/15/2013
Corpus Christi, TX
Narcotics
Jose Maria Carbajal Jr. pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana and to making a false statement on a loan application to a federally insured bank. Carbajal transported marijuana from September 2008 to January 2011 through ranches around the Falfurrias U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint.
06/17/2014
St. Louis, MO
Narcotics
The manufacture of synthetic drugs is a recent development designed to circumvent traditional drug laws. This is done by creating new chemical compounds that mimic the effects of drugs like marijuana and cocaine but purport to avoid the classification of a controlled substance because of a chemical alteration. Synthetic drugs are most frequently marketed as legitimate products and sold in typical commercial outlets such as convenience stores and gas stations.
10/09/2014
McAllen, TX
Narcotics
Mario Guadalupe Saenz, 27, of McAllen, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos Oct. 10 where he was formally charged. He was also charged with unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
04/20/2015
McAllen, TX
Narcotics
Noel Pena, 29, a Rio Grande City (Texas) Police Department investigator, and Hector Salinas-Hinojosa, 21, of Roma, Texas, were arrested April 17. Both defendants will remain in custody pending a detention hearing set for April 23 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos.
04/16/2012
Gulfport, MS
Narcotics
Nine individuals are facing federal charges involving conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance following an investigation by ICE's HSI, MBN, the Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and the Hancock County Sheriff's Office.
12/16/2012
Anchorage, AK
Narcotics
Gattis faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment if convicted on the charge of distribution resulting in death.
08/05/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Narcotics

Those charged in the indictments include Dr. John Michael Korzelius, 68, a.k.a. “Dr. K,” of Camarillo, who worked at a Santa Ana pain management clinic where he allegedly wrote medically unnecessary prescriptions to “patients” who paid cash. Over the course of two years, Korzelius and other medical professionals working under his guidance, prescribed approximately 439,090 pills of 30mg oxycodone – the highest dose of short-acting oxycodone available, and the dose most popular for the drug-abusing population, according to court documents.

05/30/2013
Cocoa Beach, FL
Narcotics
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Law enforcement officials seized 6,700 grams of synthetic drugs during the investigation. On Thursday, they seized an additional 50 pounds and $100,000 in cash from the organization.
05/06/2019
Denver, CO
Narcotics

Alexander Zelyakovsky, 46, was sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison followed by three years on supervised release with the first six months in home detention. He was indicted by a federal grand jury on Sept. 18, 2018.

03/12/2018
Chicago, IL
Narcotics

Last fall, Sanchez Lackland, 35, of Hazel Crest, Illinois, imported methoxyacetyl fentanyl from China, according to an indictment returned Wednesday in federal court in Chicago. The indictment also charges Jermol Mixon, 35, of Orland Park, Illinois, with drug and weapons offenses.

02/19/2020
Denver, CO
Narcotics
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Twenty-four of the 30 are in federal custody, one is in state custody on a separate charge, four others are believed to be in Mexico, and one remains at-large in the United States.

06/07/2012
Corpus Christi, TX
Narcotics
Six south Texas men were arrested this week for their parts in a marijuana trafficking organization. The investigation was led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the multi-agency Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).
03/15/2012
Raleigh, NC
Narcotics
Juan Rodriguez-Lopez was sentenced Wednesday to more than eight years in federal prison for his role in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy following an investigation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/05/2012
Dallas, TX
Narcotics
A federal grand jury returned two indictments this week charging 16 Dallas-area residents with running a methamphetamine-distribution conspiracy, linked to the La Familia Drug Cartel, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana of the Northern District of Texas and Special Agent in Charge James Capra of the DEA in Dallas.
06/17/2016
Seattle, WA
Narcotics

Kaushal Kainth, 27, formerly of Renton, was convicted in absentia of conspiracy to distribute Ecstasy after he fled in the middle of the third day of his trial and before closing arguments began.

10/23/2013
Pocatello, ID
Narcotics
Fausto Urias, 32, pleaded guilty in August to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine. 2 other co-conspirators were also sentenced.
03/30/2018
Amarillo, TX
Narcotics

Jose Santillan, 25, of Amarillo, Texas, has been in custody since his arrest in April 2017.  Santillan was convicted in December 2017, following a three-day trial, on one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine.

03/31/2020
San Diego, CA
Narcotics
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Agents seized approximately 1,300 pounds of cocaine, 86 pounds of methamphetamine, 17 pounds of heroin, 3,000 pounds of marijuana and more than two pounds of fentanyl from the tunnel. The large seizure of mixed drugs represents the first time in San Diego’s history where five different types of drugs were found inside a tunnel. The total street value of the drugs seized from the tunnel is estimated at $29.6 million.

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