USA 🇺🇸 (DEA): April 5 – 2021 – Recent News Releases

USA 🇺🇸 (DEA): April 5 – 2021 – Recent News Releases

Dominican Man Residing in Lawrence Sentenced to 75 Months for Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

CONCORD, NH – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and Acing United States Attorney John J.

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Pembroke Woman Sentenced to 129 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking

CONCORD, NH – DEA New England Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced that Nadine Jacques, 46, of Pembroke, was sentenced to 129 months in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in February and March of 2020, a cooperating individual made four controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Jacques in Suncook, Concord, and Dover, New Hampshire.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced to 12 Years Imprisonment for Distributing Heroin

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A Kansas City, Missouri, man has been sentenced on federal charges of distribution of heroin, Acting U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard said today.

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Georgetown Pharmacy to Pay $24,500 to Resolve Claims of Recordkeeping Requirement Failure

Columbia, South Carolina – Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart announced today that his office has resolved claims that RPh Now, LLC d/b/a/ The Medicine Shoppe of Georgetown failed to abide by recordkeeping requirements of the Controlled Substances Act.  RPh Now, LLC will pay $24,500 to resolve the claims and agrees to comply with heightened reporting requirements for a two-year period.

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Leader of Mexico’s United Cartels and Others Charged in South Florida Federal Court with Importing Over 1200 Pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine

MIAMI – South Florida federal prosecutors have charged the leader of a notorious Mexican drug cartel and five others for their alleged roles in importing into the United States over 500 kilograms of Mexican methamphetamine. In the largest methamphetamine seizure in Miami-Dade County history, law enforcement agents seized the over 1,200 pounds of crystal meth before it ever hit the streets.

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Two Men Arrested with 100 Pounds of Cocaine Stamped with the Nickname of One of the World’s Greatest Soccer Players

NEW YORK CITY – More than one hundred pounds of cocaine were recovered from a seventh-floor apartment in a two-building 17 story residential complex containing a gym, lap pool and roof deck, in Queens on Monday afternoon.  Investigators and agents arrested two individuals, and recovered one loaded handgun, and more than $200,000, in addition to seizing the 50 kilograms of cocaine, as part of an ongoing drug investigation by members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New York City Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s, and New York State Police.

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Judge Sentences St. Louis Drug Dealer Known to Carry a Gun During Drug Deals

ST. LOUIS –U.S. District Judge Ronnie L. White sentenced Demetrius Burns-Jackson to 60 months in prison. The 24-year-old St. Louis resident pleaded guilty to drug trafficking.

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Fresno Man Charged with Fentanyl Trafficking and Illegal Firearm Possession

FRESNO, Calif. — A two-count indictment was unsealed charging Nicholas Solis, 26, of Fresno, with possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute it and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon announced.

According to unsealed court documents, on January 6, Solis illegally possessed fentanyl pills with intent to sell them as well as a firearm.

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DEA Announces Take Back Day April 24

ST. LOUIS – The Drug Enforcement Administration invites the public to safely turn in expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at designated collection sites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, National Prescription Take Back Day.

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Syracuse Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Aaron Acevedo, 27, of Syracuse, New York pled guilty in federal court today to possessing with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon, Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division, and Chief Kenton Buckner, City of Syracuse Police Department.

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