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08/14/2014
Muskogee, OK
Narcotics
Tomas Camargo-Chavez, 39, aka Thomas Camargo, aka Thomas Camargo-Chavez, aka Scarface, of Poteau, Oklahoma, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James H. Payne to 63 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release.
05/30/2012
Denver, CO
Narcotics
Twenty people were arrested Wednesday following the two separate federal grand jury indictments charging 22 defendants with crimes related to trafficking methamphetamine and international money laundering. The charges were announced by the U.S. Attorney's Office of the District of Colorado, and OCDETF's Strike Force.
03/19/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
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A federal judge Monday sentenced heroin trafficker Steven Michael Carrasco to 57 months in federal prison, following an investigation by special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
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.

04/01/2015
Harrisburg, PA
Narcotics
Alan Folweiler, 21, admitted his involvement as part of a group distributing alpha-pvp, a synthetic drug commonly known as bath salts during 2011 through 2013.
07/07/2011
Lubbock, TX
Narcotics
Rodney Pena Mendez, the leader of a methamphetamine and marijuana trafficking organization in San Angelo, Texas, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy to distribute and possess methamphetamine. The case is being investigated by the following agencies: U.S. ICE 's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), San Angelo Police Department...
10/01/2012
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics
Nearly two years ago today, Philadelphia International Airport came to a grinding halt as a security incident was discovered on a Bermuda-bound US Airways aircraft. This security incident turned out to be a drug smuggling operation discovered by an astute airline employee...
01/06/2016
Dallas, TX
Contraband
Jesus Garcia, 42, pleaded guilty in 2014 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base. A total of 19 defendants were charged in the conspiracy; most have been convicted and sentenced to prison terms ranging from 18 months to 20 years in federal prison.
10/28/2014
Charlotte, NC
Narcotics
Jorge Molina-Sanchez, 35, of Mexico, was convicted by a federal jury in May 2013 of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine and at least one kilogram of heroin, conspiracy to launder proceeds of drug trafficking, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
06/21/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested David Krowner, 42, from Estancia, New Mexico, June 17 after a narcotics canine allegedly detected the odor of illegal drugs in his vehicle.

06/23/2013
Houston, TX
Narcotics
Rolin Eli Escober, 50, of Humble, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore to 108 months in federal prison.
04/13/2014
Fargo, ND
Narcotics
Casey Stevens Rosen, 24, of Minneapolis, Minn., was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for conspiracy to possess and distribute analogue substances resulting in serious bodily injury or death.
05/15/2013
Nogales, AZ
Narcotics
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A consensual search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of 12 boxes containing more than 932 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of the van's two occupants.
11/05/2012
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
Dean Myrie, a Jamaican national, pleaded guilty Tuesday to kidnapping a fellow member of a drug organization who was later murdered. The investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Baltimore County Police Department Homicide/Missing Persons Unit and the Anne Arundel County Police Department.
02/14/2018
Tyler, TX
Narcotics

On Feb. 14, following a three-day jury trial, Conrado Depaz Arellano, 48, illegally residing in Carthage, Texas, was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.  Additionally, on Feb. 12, 2018, Arellano pleaded guilty to being illegally in the United States after having been deported.

08/31/2016
San Juan, PR
Contraband
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From Aug. 23 to Aug. 30, HSI special agents and its CCSF counterparts seized 2,386 kilograms of cocaine and 1,010 kilograms of marijuana which represented one the largest seizures since the creation of the strike force.

08/29/2013
Boston, MA
Narcotics
In October 2012, Alberto Feliz Garcia pleaded guilty to being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm, being an alien in possession of a firearm, passport fraud, and possession with intent to distribute heroin.
06/12/2014
Santa Ana, CA
Narcotics
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Sean Libbert, 38, of Newport Coast, and Kyle Kledzik, 26, of Dana Point, were taken into custody by federal agents associated with the Los Angeles HIDTA (High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Southern California Drug Task Force.
07/10/2012
Mobile, AL
Narcotics
Frank James Abston of Houston, Texas was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for his participation in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine in Alabama, following an investigation by with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Mobile County Sheriff's Office.
05/22/2013
Greenbelt, MD
Narcotics
Edwin Galvez-Berganza, a Guatemalan man residing in Hyattsville, Md., was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for the distribution of more than 150 kilograms of cocaine.
11/08/2012
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
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Glenn Stewart was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for his role in a transnational drug smuggling scheme dismantled by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and member agencies of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force.
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.

02/01/2017
New York, NY
Narcotics

Jack Vitayanon, 41, is an attorney with the IRS for the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) in Washington. Vitayanon is facing charges of conspiring with others to distribute 500 grams or more of Methamphetamine.

09/02/2016
Las Cruces, NM
Narcotics

Benjamin David Romero, 38, and co-defendant Roque Henry Atencio, 42, both of Las Cruces, were arrested Feb. 6 on a criminal complaint charging them with methamphetamine trafficking. According to the complaint, Romero and Atencio sold two bags containing an aggregate of 47.35 grams of pure methamphetamine to undercover law enforcement agents in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, on April 2, 2015.

08/08/2013
Anchorage, AK
Narcotics
Robin Michael Gattis, a 20-year-old Wasilla man who pleaded guilty Friday to a federal drug conspiracy charge, now faces up to 20 years in federal prison for leading a methylone production and distribution ring linked to at least one death.

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