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Organized Crime And Drug Enforcement Task Force Section

Section Overview

AUSAs in the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force Section ("OCDETF") specialize in developing cases against major drug traffickers for violations of federal drug, money-laundering, tax, and racketeering statutes. AUSAs in this section work closely with federal law enforcement, including the DEA, FBI, ICE and IRS, and with State and local law enforcement, including the California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement and the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office. Major narcotics prosecutions, often involving multi-national drug cartels and large violent street gangs, are among the most important cases handled by the USAO.

Section Leadership

Kevin Lally is the Section Chief of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force Section.

Recent Cases

August 14, 2017
Press Release
No. 2 Defendant in Federal Indictment Targeting Coalition of Three Latino Street Gangs Pleads Guilty to RICO and Narcotics Offenses

August 7, 2017
Press Release
‘Shot-Caller’ of Boyle Heights Gang Controlled by Mexican Mafia Sentenced to 15-Year Prison Term in Federal Racketeering Case

August 3, 2017
Press Release
Operators of Bogus Medical Clinics Charged in Conspiracy to Divert Massive Amounts of Prescription Narcotics to the Black Market

June 22, 2017
Press Release
Orange County Man Who Led Conspiracy that Illegally Imported and Distributed Synthetic Narcotics Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

May 4, 2017
Press Release
Two Men Arrested on Federal Charges of Attempting to Smuggle Heroin Worth Nearly $500,000 on Commercial Flights Leaving LAX

Section Contact Information

The United States Attorney's Office
Central District of California
Criminal Division
Attn: Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force Section
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

Updated August 15, 2017