Washington Drug Trafficking Law
 

United States of America v. Seth Randles

Spokane, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with enticing women to travel to engage in human trafficking.


Seth Randles, age 38, of Spokane, Washington, was charged with federal sex trafficking violations. Randles used violence, threats, and manipulation to force women to engage in commercial sex acts with strangers of his choosing. He took the money his victims... More...
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United States of America v. Ivan Armenta

Seattle, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with distribution of fentanyl.

Ivan Armenta, 21, was separated from the Navy and taken into federal custody August 7, 2020. Armenta provided pills tainted with fentanyl to another sailor who died of a drug overdose. Armenta had been warned the pills could be deadly, but still shared them with his friends.

“T... More...
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United States of America v. Dr. Janet Sue Arnold

Spokane, WA: Drug distribution criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Dr. Janet Sue Arnold, age 63, who was charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute opioid pain medications (specifically, fentanyl, oxycodone, methadone, hydromorphone, methylphenidate, and amphetamine mixture) and other controlled substances (carisoprodol and alprazolam), without a legitim... More...   $0 (09-09-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Jaymes Arthur Gallagher and Brittany Nicole Chipman

Tacoma, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with drug trafficking.

Jaymes Arthur Gallagher, 34, and Brittany Nicole Chipman, 28, were charged with possession of large quantities of methamphetamine.

Gallagher came to the attention of law enforcement as a significant distributor of methamphetamine in the Thurston County and Tacoma areas. After some und... More...
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United States of America v. Bobbie Anson Pease

Tacoma, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with second degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Bobbie Anson Pease, age 52, admited that in September 2018, he used a baseball bat and gun to murder a 34-year-old woman on federal land, part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM).

According to the plea agreement, Pease was sharing a ho... More...
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United States of America v. Justin Andrew Wilke

Tacoma, Washington theft of maple wood public property charge criminal defense lawyer represented Justin Andrew Wilke, 39, who was charged with conspiracy, theft of public property, depredation of public property, trafficking in unlawfully harvested timber, and attempting to traffic in unlawfully harvested timber. U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle scheduled sentencing for October 18, 2021.More...   $0 (07-09-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Brandon Culp

Tacoma, Washington Brandon Culp was charged and convicted for a second time for child exploitation.

Culp was living in Tacoma as a registered sex offender in 2019, when a social media company alerted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an account associated with Culp had shared images of child sexual abuse. In January 2020, law enforcement executed a court-autho... More...
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United States of America v. Gregory David Werber

Tacoma, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with money laundering.

Gregory David Werber, 58, of Manhattan Beach, California, was charged with laundered drug proceeds for a drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine in Western Washington.

“Drug traffickers are in it for the money–and those who co... More...
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United States of America v. Eusebio Olvera Ruiz

Spokane, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant who was charged with conspiracy to possession with intent to distribute meth.

Eusebio Olvera Ruiz, age 27, of Quincy, Washington, was charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of 50 Grams or More of Actual (Pure) Methamphetamine.

Mr. Ruiz was a member of a drug trafficking orga... More...
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United States of America v. Eusebio Olvera Ruiz

Spokane, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs.

Eusebio Olvera Ruiz, age 27, of Quincy, Washington, was charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of 50 Grams or More of Actual (Pure) Methamphetamine.

According to information disclosed during court proceedings, Mr. Ruiz was a member... More...
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United States of America v. Bartell Drug, Inc.

Seattle, Washington controlled substance act violation criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Bartell Drug, Inc., with violating the Controlled Substances Act by filling invalid prescriptions.

For many, the descent into opioid abuse begins with improper prescriptions. Thats why it is critical that our pharmacists serve as a check to keep the public safe, said U.S. Attorney Mor... More...
   $800000 (12-19-2020 - WA)

United States of America v. James Matthew Ethrington

Spokane, Washington drug charge criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, James Matthew Ethrington, age 33, a resident of Spokane, Washington, who was charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine.

According to information disclosed during court proceedings, in August, 2019, the Spokane Police Department conducted a traffic stop ... More...
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United States of America ex rel. Chung v. DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.





Seattle, WA - The United States of America ex rel. Aaron Chung sued DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on a False Claims Act (31 U.S. 3729) claiming that DUSA caused physicians to submit false claims to Medicare and the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program by knowingly pro... More...
   $20750000 (08-25-2020 - WA)

United States of America v. Adam Michael Kelley





Tacoma, WA - The United States of America charged Adam Michael Kelley, atge 38, with drug possession with intent to distribute and felony possession of a firearm.

According to the facts in the plea agreement, on March 27, 2019, KELLY and his then-girlfriend lef... More...
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A.T. v. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and Choice Hotels International, Inc.

Tacoma, WA - A.T. sued the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and Choice Hotels International, Inc. on a civil rights violation of the 18 U.S.C. 1595 relating to sex trafficking of children.

Plaintiff claimed that the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, which also owns the hotel brand Super 8 among others, is a prominent hospitality chain with more than 9,000 hotels and resorts worldwide.

Unfo... More...
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United States of America v. Dale Gordon Black

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Spokane, WA - The United States of America charged and convicted Dale Gordon Black of product... More...
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United States of America v. Dr. Frank Danger Li

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Seattle, WA - The United States of America charged Dr. Frank Danger Li with a False Claims Ac... More...
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United States of America v. Ryan Eric Fletcher and Linnette Torres

Seattle, WA - The United States of America charged Ryan Eric Fletcher and Linnette Torres with conspiracy to distribute heroin.

A couple who resided on the Upper Skagit Indian Reservation pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin. Both face up to twenty years in prison when sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik.

The FBI and Upper Skagit Police Department wor... More...
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United States of America v. Hany Veletanlic

Seattle, WA - The United States of America charged Hany Veletanlic with felony possession of firearms and trafficking.

A 36-year-old resident of Tulalip, Washington, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 85 months in prison for four federal felonies related to illegal gun possession and trafficking, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. HANY VELETANLIC, a citizen of ... More...
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United States of America v. Orlando Barajas

Tacoma, WA - The United States of America charged Orlando Barajas with money laundering of drug trafficking proceeds.

A Skagit County resident who operated businesses in Burlington and Sedro Woolley, Washington was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 18 months in prison for his role in knowingly laundering cash drug proceeds for a drug cartel, announced U.S. Attorney Brian... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel F. Humphrey

Spokane, WA - The United States of America charged Daniel F. Humphrey with possession of meth.

Daniel F. Humphrey, age 43, of Spokane, Washington was sentenced after having pleaded guilty on September 3, 2019, to distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Chief United States District Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced Humphrey to a 140-month (11.6 years) term of imprisonment, to be ... More...
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United States of America v. Amber Dawn Mendoza

Seattle, WA - United States of America charged Amber Dawn Mendoza with being a felon in possession of a firearm and distribution of meth.

AMBER DAWN MENDOZA, aka AMBER DAWN REDSTONE, aka AMBER DAWN MENDOZA-REDSTONE, aka CRYSTAL CARTER, aka JASMINE GARCIA, pleaded guilty June 27, 2019. At the sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones told her that the Court has a low tole... More...
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United States of America v. Sami Anwar

Richland, WA - The United States of America charged Sami Anwar with Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud, and 45 additional charged crimes including Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, Obtaining Controlled Substances Through Fraud, and Furnishing False Information to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Anwar, 42, of Richland, WA, was found guilty of Conspiracy to Co... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Scott Morgan, Jr.




Seattle, WA - Leader of large Seattle-based drug trafficking organization sentenced to 12.5 years in prison

Amassed arsenal of firearms for gang-connected organization; laundered more than $750,000 at casinos

A Seattle man trafficking large amou... More...
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United States of America v. John Heras




Seattle, WA - Canadian seafood wholesaler, and owner, plead guilty to illegally importing fish into U.S

Fish had been refused entry due to spoilage, then was relabeled and imported into Western Washington

Seven Seas Fish Company, Ltd of Richmond... More...
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United States of Amercia v. Jose Manuel R. Andrade




Spokane, WA - Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Federal Prison for Distributing Heroin

Jose Manuel R. Andrade, age 43, of Parker, Washington, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on June 13, 2019, to distributing heroin. Chief United States District Judge Thomas O. Ric... More...
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United States of America v. Eric Henry Woodberry





Seattle, WA - rmed robber sentenced to 11+ years in prison for Mountlake Terrace cannabis store robbery

Defendant and co-defendant caught hiding nearby after forcing store staff onto the floor at gunpoint

One of two men who robbed a marijua... More...
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United States of America v. Simon Lee Sampson




Spokane, WA - Illegal Trafficker of Fish and Wildlife Sentenced to Four Years Probation

Simon Lee Sampson, age 71 of Toppenish, Washington, and an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation, was sentenced after having pleaded guilty on April 24, 2019, to two Lacey Act violations, ... More...
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United States of America v. John Choe





Tacoma, WA - Puyallup Bar Owner Pleads Guilty to Illegal Drug Distribution - He Repeatedly Sold Cocaine to Person Working with Law Enforcement

The former owner of Johnnys Bar and Grill in Puyallup, Washington, pleaded guilty on September 6,... More...
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United States of America v. Braulio Jimenez




Spokane, WA - Transnational Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 18 Years in Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl, Heroin, Methamphetamine, and Cocaine and for Money Laundering

Braulio Jimenez, age 24, based out of Pasco, Washington, was sentenced after having pleade... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Rodriguez-Santos




Spokane, WA - Drug Trafficker Who Possessed Firearm Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Prison

Daniel Rodriguez-Santos, age 38, of Yakima, Washington, was sentenced after having been convicted after a 2-day jury trial in May 2019, of possession with intent to distribute methamp... More...
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United States of America v. Jose Luis Moniz




Spokane, WA - Sinaloa Cartel Associate Sentenced to 10 Year Prison Term for Drug Trafficking

Jose Luis Muniz, age 38, of Pasco, Washington, was sentenced after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable am... More...
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United States of America v. Jeffrey Douglas Mann




Seattle, WA - Leader of Gift Card Fraud Ring that Stole more than $700,000 from Target and Customers Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Reverse-Engineered Gift Card Numbers and Stole Balances without ever Possessing the Cards

A 30-year-old... More...
   $0 (07-11-2019 - WA)

United States of America v. Taylor Fertig




Spokane, WA - Ten Year Prison Term Imposed for a Fentanyl Distributor

Tri-Cities, Washington Man Sentenced in Federal Court

Taylor Fertig, age 24, of Kennewick, Washington, was sentenced after having pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute 400 grams or more of Fe... More...
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United States of America v. Qifeng Li, Xiamin Huang and Qiwei Li




Seattle, WA - Members of International Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced to Prison

Defendants used Cash from China to Purchase and Operate Marijuana Grow Houses Set up Shipping Company to Move Thousands of Pounds of Black Market Marijuana to East C... More...
   $0 (06-18-2019 - WA)

United States of America v. Keled Ali




Seattle, WA - Operator of Unlicensed Marijuana Distribution Business Sentenced to Prison for Maintaining a Drug Involved Premises and Possession of Oxycodone and Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

Possessed Firearm at Rainier Valley Business that was Fo... More...
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United States of America v. Jesus Enrique Palomera




Tacoma, WA - Drug Cartel Leader Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Distributing more than 50 Kilos of Methamphetamine
Defendant Used Threats and Violence, and Illegally Possessed a Firearm as Part of Dangerous Drug Ring

The leader of a dange... More...
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United States of America v. Carlos Peraza-Kissi




Spokane, WA - Yakima Man Sentenced to 188 Months in Prison for Drug Trafficking

Carlos Peraza-Kissi, age 25, of Yakima, Washington, was sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. United States District Judge Stanley A. Bastian sentenced Peraza-Kissi ... More...
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United States of America v. Anthony Todd Youckton




Seattle, WA - Chehalis Tribal Member Sentenced to Prison for Abusive Sexual Contact

Defendant Molested Inebriated Woman While She Slept

A 31-year-old Chehalis Tribes member was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 21-months in prison an... More...
   $0 (04-20-2019 - WA)

United States of America v. Dr. James Stein-Sheridan Shelby




Spokane, WA - Spokane Dentist Pleads Guilty to Distributing Opioids

Dr. James Stein-Sheridan Shelby, age 50, of Spokane, Washington, pled guilty to conspiring with Timothy James Felch, age 36, of Spokane, Washingt... More...
   $0 (03-31-2019 - WA)

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