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June 12, 2019

Drug conspiracy leader sentenced to over 10 years

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Chief U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney sentenced today David Flores, 35, of Dallas, Texas, to 121 months in prison and five years of supervised release on drug conspiracy charges, announced U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina Andrew Murray.


June 12, 2019

Lake City career offender sentenced

Jacksonville, Fla. – Lonnie Jack Trowell, 31, of Lake City, Fla., was sentenced to 10 years and 10 months in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine and possession with the intent to distribute five grams or more of actual methamphetamine. Trowell had pleaded guilty on March 15, 2019.


June 12, 2019

Jury finds podiatrist guilty of operating pill mill

ATLANTA – Dr. Arnita Avery-Kelly, a licensed podiatrist, has been found guilty on federal charges of illegally prescribing opioid painkillers and other drugs at clinic locations purporting to provide podiatric care in Sandy Springs and Lithonia, Ga.


June 12, 2019

Central Florida cocaine trafficking ring dismantled

Tampa, Fla. – Thirteen individuals have been sentenced in connection with their involvement in an interstate cocaine distribution conspiracy. During the investigation of this case, law enforcement seized more than seven kilograms of cocaine; nine firearms, including an assault rifle and shotgun; hundreds of rounds of ammunition; approximately $40,000 in drug proceeds; and a currency counter.

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