Drug Enforcement Agency

DEA announces launch of Project Safeguard

Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea and Special Agent in Charge Robert J. Bell, Chicago Division, announced that the DEA will direct resources to help reduce violent crime in Chicago and communities throughout the country. Under this initiative, called Project Safeguard, DEA will identify and prioritize drug trafficking investigations with a nexus to violent crime.

Methamphetamine Distributors Sentenced to Federal Prison

Jacksonville, Fla. - Nicholas Paul Mattox (50, Jacksonville) was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for distribution of 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine, and Keith Wallace Williams (61, Middleburg) to 5 years in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.  In addition, a total of $32,200 was forfeited, which is traceable to proceeds of the offenses.  Mattox had pleaded guilty on April 6, 2020, and Williams had pleaded guilty on July 13, 2020. 

33 Latin King Members and associates convicted and sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms for racketeering offenses

DEL RIO, Tx - A federal judge has sentenced 33 members and associates of the Austin, San Antonio and Uvalde Chapters of the Latin King’s Central Region of Texas from 45 to 288 months in federal prison for their roles in racketeering scheme, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Steven S. Whipple, U.S. Attorney Gregg N.

DEA Announces 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

OMAHA, Neb.—The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is holding its 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, October 24, at multiple locations across the country including more than 200 sites within the five state Omaha Division comprised of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

DA Sini & DEA: Suffolk County Legislator arrested for allegedly offering to illegally supply a prostitute with narcotics in exchange for a sex act

Central Islip, N.Y. – Today, Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division and Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini announced the arrest of a Suffolk County Legislator for allegedly offering to illegally supply narcotics to a prostitute in exchange for a sex act.

Two New Mexico residents indicted for trafficking drugs in Kansas

Amber Dawn Johnson, 26, Hobbs, N.M., and Angel Estrada, 34, Hobbs, N.M., were charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The defendants are alleged to have transported 38 pounds of methamphetamine and 39 pounds of cocaine to Kansas.

DEA announces 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

LOS ANGELES – DEA is holding its 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 24 at locations across the country. The nationwide event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

DEA announces 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

SAN FRANCISCO – DEA is holding its 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 24 at locations across the country. The nationwide event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

San Rafael Man sentenced to ten years in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine

SAN FRANCISCO – Timothy Melchior was sentenced to 120 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable William H. Alsup, U.S. District Judge.

DEA announces 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Louisville, Ky. – DEA is holding its 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 24 at locations across the country. The nationwide event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

DEA announces launch of Project Safeguard

SEATTLE - Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea today announced that the DEA will direct resources to help reduce violent crime in communities throughout the country.

DEA announces launch of Project Safeguard

DENVER – Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea today announced that the DEA will direct resources to help reduce violent crime in communities throughout the country. Under this initiative, called Project Safeguard, DEA will identify and prioritize ongoing drug trafficking investigations with a nexus to violent crime.

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