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Jordan Dewayne Sentenced to distribute Methamphetamine
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Jordan Dewayne Sentenced to distribute Methamphetamine

Akron Man, Jordan Dewayne Jeffrey Sentenced to 52 Months in Federal Prison for Role in Multi-State Methamphetamine Conspiracy HUNTINGTON, W.V (STL.News) United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that Jordan Dewayne Jeffrey, 24, of Akron, Ohio, was sentenced to 52 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. “Jeffrey is the latest defendant sentenced for his participation in this meth trafficking network that brought significant amounts of meth into our area from Akron,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “As a result of the excellent work of many law enforcement agencies, as well as members of my staff, we have made Huntington and Charleston safer by removing dangerous drug dealers from our communities.” Jeffrey previously pled...
LeVaughn Neal Sentenced to distribute methamphetamine
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LeVaughn Neal Sentenced to distribute methamphetamine

Judge sentences St. Louis man, LeVaughn Neal for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine ST. LOUIS (STL.News) United States District Judge Ronnie L. White sentenced LeVaughn Neal to 156 months in prison today.  The 36-year-old St. Louis, Missouri resident pleaded guilty, in October, to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Investigators with the Drug Enforcement Administration learned, in August 2019, Neal and a co-defendant were involved in significant methamphetamine distribution in the St. Louis area.  The United States Postal Inspection Service, at the same time, was conducting surveillance of suspicious packages mailed from Arizona to St. Louis. On October 17, 2019, postal inspectors intercepted a suspicious package mailed from Scottsda...
Somerset: Jimmy Siegfried Sentenced for Methamphetamine Trafficking
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Somerset: Jimmy Siegfried Sentenced for Methamphetamine Trafficking

Somerset Man, Jimmy Siegfried Grider Sentenced to 206 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking LONDON, KY (STL.News) A Somerset, Ky., man, Jimmy Siegfried Grider, 56, was sentenced to 206 months in federal prison on Tuesday, before U.S. District Court Judge Claria Horn Boom, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to his plea agreement, between January 2015 and September 2018, Grider admitted to conspiring with others to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, and on March 28, 2018, law enforcement seized 187 grams of methamphetamine from his residence.  Grider admitted to developing an arrangement with a methamphetamine dealer, through whom he regularly obtained large quantities of methamphetamine, and the...
Eureka: Tracy Eugene Conard Sentenced for Methamphetamine trafficking
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Eureka: Tracy Eugene Conard Sentenced for Methamphetamine trafficking

Methamphetamine trafficking sends Eureka man, Tracy Eugene Conard to prison MISSOULA (STL.News) A Eureka man who admitted trafficking methamphetamine was sentenced today to six years and eight months in prison and four years of supervised release, Acting U.S. Attorney Leif Johnson said. Tracy Eugene Conard, 50, pleaded guilty on Sept. 15, 2020 to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen presided. The prosecution said in court documents filed in the case that Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives were investigating Conard and in October 2019, conducted a monitored drug deal with another informant to buy drugs from Conard.  In November 2019, law enforcement received information that Conard was in Kalispell buying meth....
Ana Duarte Pineda Sentenced for Methamphetamine Distribution
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Ana Duarte Pineda Sentenced for Methamphetamine Distribution

Goldsboro Woman, Ana Duarte-Pineda Sentenced to More Than 21 Years for Methamphetamine Distribution RALEIGH (STL.News) United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that yesterday in federal court, United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced Ana Duarte-Pineda, 42, of Goldsboro, North Carolina to 262 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release. Duarte-Pineda was named in a Criminal Information filed on March 11, 2020 charging her with Distribution of Fifty (50) Grams or More of Methamphetamine.  On December 21, 2020, Duarte-Pineda pled guilty to that charge. According to the investigation, Duarte-Pineda and her codefendant, Augustin Gomez-Rojas, who was previously sentenced to three hundred (300) months, were distributing crystal methamphetam...
Billy Ray Shamblin indicted on methamphetamine charges
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Billy Ray Shamblin indicted on methamphetamine charges

Randolph County man, Billy Ray Shamblin indicted on methamphetamine charges ELKINS, W.V (STL.News) Billy Ray Shamblin, II, of Elkins, West Virginia, is facing drug charges, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Shamblin, 36, was indicted today on three counts of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Shamblin is accused of selling methamphetamine, also known as “crystal meth” and “ice,” in February 2020 in Randolph County. Shamblin faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.  The Mountain R...
Las Vegas: Rodolfo Baires and James Lee Logan Sentenced for Providing Methamphetamine
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Las Vegas: Rodolfo Baires and James Lee Logan Sentenced for Providing Methamphetamine

Drug Traffickers, Rodolfo Baires and James Lee Logan Sentenced to 12+ Years in Prison Las Vegas Men Responsible for Providing Methamphetamine to Shreveport/Bossier City Area SHREVEPORT, LA (STL.News) Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that two men from Las Vegas, Nevada, responsible for distributing large quantities of methamphetamine to the Shreveport/Bossier City area have been sentenced by United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. Rodolfo Baires, a/k/a “Seiko,” 33, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced to 151 months (12 years, 7 months) in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine with intent to distribute. James Lee Logan, 59, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced to 63 mo...
Belmont: Thomas Deware Sentenced for Distribution of Methamphetamine and Firearm
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Belmont: Thomas Deware Sentenced for Distribution of Methamphetamine and Firearm

Belmont Man, Thomas Deware Sentenced to 72 Months for Distribution of Methamphetamine and Firearm Charges CONCORD (STL.News) Thomas Deware, 56, of Belmont, was sentenced on Monday to 72 months in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today. According to court documents and statements made in court, between June and September, 2019, Deware sold methamphetamine to an individual who was working with law enforcement officers.  During three of these purchases, Deware possessed a handgun in a chest holder. On October 17, 2019, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Deware’s residence and recovered a .45 caliber handgun that was consistent with the ...
Rapid City: Christopher Bell Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
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Rapid City: Christopher Bell Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

Rapid City Man, Christopher Bell Sentenced to 12.5 Years for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine (STL.News) United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man who pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on November 16, 2020, by U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey L. Viken. Christopher Bell, age 26, was sentenced to a total of 12.5 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. From approximately September 2019 to April 2020, Bell obtained and distributed methamphetamine in the Rapid City area. This case was investigated by the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team (UNET), Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Bureau of Alcohol, To...
Colorado: Trisha Herrera and Rita Clark Plead Guilty To Methamphetamine Trafficking
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Colorado: Trisha Herrera and Rita Clark Plead Guilty To Methamphetamine Trafficking

Two Unrelated Defendants, Trisha Herrera and Rita Clark Plead Guilty To Methamphetamine Trafficking On The Southern Ute Indian Reservation Southern Ute Indian Tribe hires full time drug investigator who played a key role in both investigations DURANGO (STL.News) United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced that two unrelated individuals have pleaded guilty to methamphetamine trafficking on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation.  Trisha Herrera, age 40, of Ignacio, Colorado, and Rita Clark, age 31, of Arboles, Colorado entered their guilty pleas before Magistrate Judge James Candelaria.  These investigations were developed in part as a result of the Southern Ute Police Department’s hiring of a full time drug investigator.  Southern Ute Police Chief Raymond Coriz joined in this announcemen...
Spokane: James Matthew Ethrington Sentenced For Methamphetamine and Heroin Charges
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Spokane: James Matthew Ethrington Sentenced For Methamphetamine and Heroin Charges

Local Spokane Large Scale Prolific Drug Trafficker, James Matthew Ethrington Sentenced to 19.5 Years in Federal Prison Following Seizure of Multiple Pounds of Methamphetamine and Heroin Spokane Resident Sentenced in Federal Court Spokane (STL.News) William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that James Matthew Ethrington, age 33, a resident of Spokane, Washington, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on September 3, 2020, to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine.  United States District Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced Ethrington to a 235 month term of imprisonment, to be followed by a five year term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison. According to infor...
Manitowoc: Malachi R. Hetzer and Breanna E. Pieschel Indicted on Methamphetamine Charge
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Manitowoc: Malachi R. Hetzer and Breanna E. Pieschel Indicted on Methamphetamine Charge

Manitowoc Couple, Malachi R. Hetzer and Breanna E. Pieschel Indicted on Methamphetamine Charge (STL.News) Matthew D. Krueger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on December 1, 2020, a federal grand jury indictment was issued against Malachi R. Hetzer (age: 29) and Breanna E. Pieschel (age: 32) both of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The indictment alleges that Hetzer and Pieschel conspired to distribute in excess of five grams of actual methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it to others in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a) and 841(b)(1)(A).  “Actual” methamphetamine possesses a high level of purity and is also known as “crystal” methamphetamine or “ice.” If convicted of the charge, Hetzer and Pieschel face a mandatory min...
Montrose: Mark Oren Schorn Sentenced For Methamphetamine Trafficking
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Montrose: Mark Oren Schorn Sentenced For Methamphetamine Trafficking

Montrose Man, Mark Oren Schorn Sentenced To 180 Months In Prison For Methamphetamine Trafficking (STL.News) United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of MARK OREN SCHORN, 53, to 180 months in prison for his role in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy.  SCHORN, who pleaded guilty on August 19, 2020, was sentenced today before Judge Eric C. Tostrud in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota. According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, SCHORN and his co-conspirators engaged in a large-scale methamphetamine trafficking operation.  On April 14, 2020, law enforcement stopped SCHORN’s co-conspirators, including Lucas Jay Madison, near Faribault, Minnesota, as they traveled back from Phoenix, Arizona. Law enforcement conducted a...
La Crosse: James Dean Sentenced for Possessing Methamphetamine for Distribution
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La Crosse: James Dean Sentenced for Possessing Methamphetamine for Distribution

La Crosse Man, James Dean Sentenced to Over 10 Years for Possessing Methamphetamine for Distribution MADISON, WI (STL.News) Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that James Dean, 37, La Crosse, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 10 ½ years in federal prison for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute. On February 5, 2020, La Crosse police officers received a tip from an informant that Dean was at a gas station. Officers were aware that Dean had an active felony arrest warrant.  Officers responded to the gas station and saw Dean get into the passenger side of a car.  As the car left the gas station, officers attempted a traffic stop but Dean ran out of the car.  During a brief f...
Akron: Lennie T. Whisenant Sentenced for Methamphetamine Conspiracy
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Akron: Lennie T. Whisenant Sentenced for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

Akron Man, Lennie T. Whisenant Sentenced to More than Five Years in Prison for Role in Multi-State Methamphetamine Conspiracy HUNTINGTON, W.V (STL.News) United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that Lennie T. Whisenant, Jr., 26, of Akron, Ohio, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. “Whisenant was dealing meth in Huntington and Charleston and is now headed to federal prison,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “As long as out of state drug dealers keep peddling their poisons in this District, they will be prosecuted.” Whisenant previously pled guilty and admitted that during the months of April and May of 2019, he participated in a conspiracy with multiple individuals to distribute methamphetamine in...
Johnson County: Sean Tharp Pleads Guilty to Distribute Methamphetamine
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Johnson County: Sean Tharp Pleads Guilty to Distribute Methamphetamine

Johnson County Man, Sean Tharp Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine PIKEVILLE, KY (STL.News) Sean Tharp, 36, of Hager Hill, Ky., pleaded guilty in federal court Monday, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Edward B. Atkins, for his role in conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. According to his plea agreement, between April 2020 and September 2020, Tharp conspired with others to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Tharp admitted that he developed a relationship with a supplier of methamphetamine outside of Kentucky, from whom he obtained pound quantities of methamphetamine on multiple occasions.  Tharp admitted to traveling to Georgia to obtain the methamphetamine, which he brought back to the Johnson County area to sell.  In his plea agreement, Tharp admi...
Minnesota: Jermaine Stapleton Sentenced for Methamphetamine Conspiracy
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Minnesota: Jermaine Stapleton Sentenced for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

Minnesota Man, Jermaine Stapleton Sentenced to 78 Months for Methamphetamine Conspiracy MADISON, WI (STL.News) Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jermaine Stapleton, 37, Eagan, Minnesota was sentenced on November 24 by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 78 months in federal prison for possessing with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  This prison term will be followed by 4 years of supervised release.  Stapleton pleaded guilty to this charge on September 3, 2020. On February 25, 2020, law enforcement officers conducted surveillance on a local methamphetamine dealer, Travis Hanson.  He was observed driving with his girlfriend, Ashley Speicher, from their hotel in Menomonie, Wisconsin to meet with Ha...
Gabriel Orlando Ramirez Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth
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Gabriel Orlando Ramirez Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth

Sioux Falls, SD (STL.News) United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on November 9, 2020, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier. Gabriel Orlando Ramirez, a/k/a “Cheech,” age 43, was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100. Ramirez was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 8, 2019.  A federal jury found him guilty on July 23, 2020. The conviction was the result of coordinated efforts of the Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force. “Cheech” Ramirez had been suspected of selling large quantities of methamphetamine in Sioux Falls as early as 2017.  Throu...