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By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Professional Skateboarder, Robert Lorifice Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

Robert Lorifice, a North County professional skateboarder, and his then-girlfriend Elizabeth Alexandra Landis, pleaded guilty in federal court today to possessing methamphetamine and heroin with the intent to distribute. Lorifice More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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Fallon Doctor, Gary Ridenour and Sparks Nurse, Derek Braddix Indicted for Opioids

A doctor and nurse were charged in a 15 count indictment alleging they conspired to prescribe opioids not in the usual course of professional practice, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, August 5th, 2019
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Montgomery County Doctor, Spiro Kassis Charged with Illegally Prescribing Opioids

United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Spiro Y. Kassis, M.D., 66, of Plymouth Township, PA, was charged by Information with 14 criminal counts of distributing dangerous and addictive opioids and More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 20th, 2019
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Pittsburgh Man, Justin McBride Sentenced to 23 Years for Running Drug Trafficking Ring

A former resident of Pittsburgh, PA was sentenced to 23 years (276 months) in prison and six years of supervised release for violating federal narcotics laws, including three charges of distribution of heroin and More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, June 9th, 2019
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Roswell Park Nurse, Kelsey Mulvey Charged with Stealing Pain Meds, Violating HIPAA

U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Kelsey A. Mulvey, 27, of Grand Island, NY, was charged by criminal complaint with illegally obtaining controlled substances by fraud, tampering, and violation More...

By Guest Author On Friday, May 31st, 2019
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How Non 12 Step Drug Rehab is Different

Although the 12 step approach to substance abuse recovery is probably the best known, it is not for everyone. One of the main differences between the traditional model of recovery support and other modern day non More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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Corrections Officer, Steven Frazer Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Smuggle Opioids into MCI

A former corrections officer at the Massachusetts Correctional Institute facility in Norfolk (MCI-Norfolk) pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston in connection with a conspiracy to smuggle Suboxone strips More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, April 28th, 2019
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Canadian Men, Robert Mitrache and Louis-Vincent Bourcier indicted for selling Drugs

Two Canadian men were indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to sell carfentanil, fentanyl, heroin and other drugs over the Internet and ship the drugs to locations in Europe, Canada and the United States, including More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, April 14th, 2019
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Labor Department announces grant to battle opioid crisis in Florida, Alexander Acosta says this ‘is a serious public health concern’

The U.S. Department of Labor Friday announced the award of an opioid-crisis Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for up to $2,500,000, with $833,333 released initially. More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, April 7th, 2019
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Oakland County Reserve Deputy, Daniel Vasquez Sentenced for Unlawful Distribution of Opioids

A former Oakland County reserve deputy sheriff will spend 49 months in prison for the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids, U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider announced today. Joining Schneider in the announcement More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, March 18th, 2019
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Medical Director, Kenneth Rivera-Kolb Sentenced for Unlawfully Distributing Opioids

The Medical Director of a substance abuse treatment center in Wellington, Florida, was sentenced to prison today after having previously pled guilty today to unlawfully distributing controlled substances (opioids, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
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Eleven Charged in Federal Court for Heroin, Cocaine, and Fentanyl Trafficking Indictment

United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that eleven individuals have been charged in a multi-count federal indictment for their roles in a wide-ranging conspiracy to import and possess with intent More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
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Maryland Man, Christopher Hasson Facing Charges for Illegal Possession of Silencers

A federal grand jury today indicted Christopher Paul Hasson, age 49, of Silver Spring, Maryland, on federal charges for unlawful possession of silencers, for possession of firearms by a drug addict and unlawful More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, February 18th, 2019
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Chicopee Man, Steven Brown Sentenced for Selling Heroin

A Chicopee man was sentenced today in federal court in Springfield for distributing heroin. Steven Brown, 28, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to time served (three months) in prison More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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TRANSCRIPT: President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address

President Donald Trump’s second formal State of the Union address on Tuesday night used a theme of “Choosing Greatness.” Trump: Thank you very much madam speaker, vice president, members of Congress, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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Milton Man, Jeremy Kinder Pleads Guilty to Possessing Fentanyl laced Heroin

A Milton man caught with a heroin/fentanyl mixture that he intended to sell earlier this year pled guilty yesterday to a federal drug charge, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Jeremy A. Kinder, 39, More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 29th, 2018
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Nashville to Serve as Hub for Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force

Unites States Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee and Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division announced today the formation of the Appalachian More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, October 28th, 2018
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Doctor, Aaron C. Rouse Sentenced for conspiracy to distribute illegal opioids without a Medical Purpose

A Las Vegas, Nevada, doctor was sentenced today to 12 months and one day in prison for his role in a prescription drug conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone and oxycodone by allowing his co-conspirators to write More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, October 28th, 2018
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Justice Department’s Criminal Division creates Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid strike force

Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division today announced the formation of the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force (ARPO Strike Force), a joint More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 20th, 2018
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Florida doctor Kenneth Rivera-Kolb pleads guilty to dealing opioids, drugs out of substance abuse treatment facility

The Medical Director of a substance abuse treatment center in Wellington, Florida, pled guilty today to unlawfully distributing controlled substances (opioids, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines). Ariana Fajardo More...


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