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April 9, 2021

DEA 360 Maine and Partners Host Two Day Virtual Town Hall Summit

PORTLAND, ME – The New England Field Division’s (NEFD) DEA 360 Maine program has partnered with Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), Somerset Public Health and Healthy Sebasticook Valley Drug Free Coalition to address some local concerns and facilitate discussions surrounding those topics. This FREE Virtual Adult Town Hall Summit will be held April 13th and 14th from 3:30pm – 5:00pm and is open to all parents, educators, community members and anyone who wishes to learn more about how to become more involved in constructing a healthy safer community. 

April 8, 2021

Duplin County Methamphetamine Trafficker Receives More than 11 Years in Federal Prison

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Jason Hyland, 39, of Duplin County, was sentenced yesterday to 134 months in prison for Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine.

April 8, 2021

Jury Finds Pair Guilty on Drug Trafficking Charges

ST. LOUIS – On Wednesday, a jury convicted Oscar Dillon, 47, of St. Charles County, Missouri, guilty of drug conspiracy, attempted obstruction of justice and money laundering.

The same jury also convicted Michael Grady, 65, of St. Louis, guilty of drug conspiracy, attempted obstruction of justice and money laundering. The jury found Grady not guilty on an additional charge of witness tampering.

U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey presided over the trial, which lasted more than two weeks.

April 8, 2021

DEA’s Strong Partnerships in South Dakota Result in Higher Drug Seizures for 2020

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) saw a jump in drug seizures across South Dakota in 2020, as compared to 2019, with methamphetamine topping the list of most commonly seized drugs at 150 pounds. By comparison, in 2019, DEA investigators seized 29 pounds of methamphetamine, half the weight of South Dakota’s largest 2020 single seizure weighing 59 pounds.

April 8, 2021

Methuen Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Fentanyl Distribution

BOSTON –  DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell announcement today that Alexsander Padro, 28, of Methuen, MA was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to eight years in prison and four years of supervised release. 

April 7, 2021

Nineteen indicted in drug distribution conspiracy

Seattle –Twenty-one people were arrested today on indictments and criminal complaints charging an extensive drug dealing conspiracy by defendants who often illegally possessed firearms, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman. Law enforcement teams from FBI, DEA, Seattle Police Department, and other public safety organizations executed about ninety search warrants across the Puget Sound region from as far north as Everett and as far south as Spanaway.

April 7, 2021

Lewis County Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Distribution Charges

SYRACUSE, N.Y. –Charles W. Whitcher, 41, of Port Leyden, New York, pled guilty today to distribution and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, and maintaining a drug-involved premises. 

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon, Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division, and Lewis County District Attorney Leanne K. Moser.

April 7, 2021

Nineteen Indicted in Drug Distribution Conspiracy

SEATTLE –Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, working in teams with the FBI and the Seattle Police Department, arrested 21 people yesterday, April 07, 2021, on indictments and criminal complaints charging an extensive drug conspiracy, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa M.

April 7, 2021

Woman Pleads Guilty for her Role in Narcotics Conspiracy Operation in the Jamestown, NY Area

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, New York Division announced today that Kylie Reeves, 28, of Jamestown, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $10,000,000 fine.  

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