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October 18, 2019

DEA to accept electronic vaping devices and cartridges as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

WASHINGTON – With robust public participation over the course of 17 prior events, the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative continues to remove ever-higher amounts of opioids and other medicines from the nation’s homes, where they are vulnerable to misuse, theft or abuse by family members and visitors, including children and teens.

On Saturday, October 26, in continuation of this effort, DEA and its national, tribal and community partners will hold the 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across the country. The service is free and anonymous.

October 17, 2019

Phoenix mother indicted, accused of using 13-year-old daughter to hide cocaine

PHOENIX - The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Phoenix Division and the Arizona Attorney General's Office announced the indictment of Rufina Lopez Covarruvia by a State Grand Jury for allegedly using her 13-year-old daughter to try and hide cocaine from officers during a traffic stop. Covarruvia is charged with multiple felony charges including one count of Involving or Using a Minor in a Drug Offense, a Dangerous Crime Against Children.

October 16, 2019

19-year-old sentenced as drug dealer in meth trafficking scheme

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 19-year-old Beeville resident has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of possession with intent to distribute meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Houston Division Special Agent in Charge Will R. Glaspy and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Margarito Keller pleaded guilty May 30.

October 16, 2019

Former gulf cartel comandante receives significant prison sentence

HOUSTON - A 34-year-old Mexican man has been ordered to a federal prison sentence following his conviction of conspiracy to import large amounts of cocaine and marijuana, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Will R. Glaspy and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Luis Ivan Nino-Duenez, El Control, Tamaulipas, Mexico, pleaded guilty June 3, 2014.  

Today, Senior U.S. District Judge Hilda G. Tagle sentenced Nino-Duenes to a total of 20 years in federal prison.

October 11, 2019

Final defendant sentenced to federal prison for drug and firearm offenses in connection with the murder of two Midlanders in July 2015

In Midland today, a federal judge sentenced 25-year-old Sean Blake Jobe of Midland, to 30 years in federal prison on firearm and drug trafficking charges in connection with the murder of two Midland residents in July 2015, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash, Midland Police Chief Seth Herman and Drug Enforcement Administration El Paso Division Special Agent in Charge Kyle W.

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