WASHINGTON – Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea announced the expansion of Operation Crystal Shield. This expansion includes the designation of two additional methamphetamine “transportation hubs” in 2021.
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Uxbridge doctor sentenced to seven years in prison for conspiring to distribute over 3.5 kilograms of amphetamines
BOSTON – An Uxbridge doctor was sentenced on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2020 in connection with her role in a scheme to prescribe Adderall to individuals without a legitimate medical purpose.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A two-month investigation into the distribution of narcotics from an Atlantic City apartment building has resulted in the arrest of four individuals and the recovery of multiple handguns and drugs. Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G.
WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration named North Dakota State College of Science, and the University of Miami winners of the 5th Annual Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest. The contest, co-sponsored by DEA and SAMHSA, was part of the 2020 Red Ribbon Week activities. Participants produced a 30- to 60-second video public service announcement focusing on the dangers of alcohol and drug misuse among college students.
WASHINGTON – With the unprecedented worldwide health emergency brought on by COVID-19, last year was filled with new challenges and increased risks. While much of the world focused on combating the pandemic, DEA continued to implement initiatives to combat violent drug traffickers who were intent on flooding cities and rural areas alike with illicit, deadly drugs.
BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for heroin trafficking.
Angel Martinez-Peguero, 30, who previously resided in Lawrence, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to 10 years in prison and four years of supervised release.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed first degree murder and drug distribution charges on an alleged drug dealer and is continuing an investigation into the supply chain.
According to court documents, Jerry Leflore, 32, is accused of selling fake Oxycodone pills that contained Fentanyl to two individuals, one who died shortly after leaving his apartment.
A medical examiner determined the 30-year-old female died as a result of mixed drug toxicity with Fentanyl being a contributing factor.
TRENTON, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson, and Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri today announced that a six-month, multi-jurisdictional investigation of narcotics distribution and violent crime in the Mercer County area has culminated with the arrest of 18 individuals and the seizure of approximately 1,000 grams of heroin, 1,000 grams of methamphetamine, 15 pounds of marijuana, 11 guns, six vehicles and more than $22,000 in cash.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MIKE CRUZ, also known as Mike Flores and “Mega,” 31, of Manchester, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for distributing fentanyl. Judge Meyer also ordered Cruz to pay a $10,000 fine.
Chinese national sentenced to 28 months in prison for importing fentanyl analogues and money laundering
NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, Susan A. Gibson, and acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Rachael A. Honig, announced a Chinese national who held high-level executive positions at chemical and pharmaceutical companies in China was sentenced today to 28 months in prison for drug and money laundering offenses, including the importation of fentanyl analogues into New Jersey.