News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2010
Contact: Will Taylor
Number: 312-886-2597

Final Two Defendants Sentenced In Crack Cocaine Investigation Tied To The Detroit Boys Street Gang
30-Month Investigation Leads to 14 Defendants Sentenced to Federal Prison 

JUL 2 -- (St. Paul) - The final two defendants in a federal criminal case tied to the Detroit Boys, a street gang responsible for distributing large amounts of crack cocaine and cocaine from Minneapolis to Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and from Minneapolis to St. Cloud, between 2007 and the end of 2008, were sentenced on June 30 in federal court in St. Paul. United States District Court Judge Richard H. Kyle sentenced Donald Scott Schultz, age 46, of Marshfield, Wisconsin, to 30 months in prison on one count of using a cellular telephone to facilitate the commission of a drug-trafficking crime; and Demone Royelio Smith, age 37, of Minneapolis, to 120 months on one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, more commonly known as crack cocaine. They were initially indicted along with ten co-defendants on December 16, 2008.

Following the sentencing, Daniel Moren, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), Minneapolis-St. Paul District Office, which oversaw the investigation of this case, said, “The sentencing of the final two defendants in the Detroit Boys’ investigation brings closure to a 30-month investigation that ultimately eliminated the top tier members of a violent drug and weapons trafficking organization operating in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. The senseless acts of violence and distribution of the highly addictive drug crack cocaine by the Detroit Boys gang in this region were halted due to the outstanding collaboration between federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.”

In their plea agreements, Schultz admitted using a cellular telephone to facilitate the distribution of 53 grams of crack cocaine on February 7, 2008, while Smith admitted distributing 61 grams of crack cocaine on December 30, 2007. Their ten co-defendants already have been sentenced for their roles in the operation:

On June 23, 2010, Fredrick Deshawn Holmes, age 33, of Minneapolis, was sentenced to 120 months in prison on one count of conspiracy. He admitted distributing 11 grams of crack cocaine on August 20, 2008, and 25 grams of crack cocaine on September 10, 2008.

On June 17, 2010, Lonnie Rutherford, age 34, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced to 120 months on one count of conspiracy. He admitted conspiring to distribute cocaine in 2006. He also admitted being responsible for between 5,000 and 15,000 grams of cocaine.

On June 17, 2010, Michael Donjuarel Scott, age 24, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced to 120 months on one count of conspiracy. He admitted to aiding in the distribution of 53 grams of crack cocaine on February 7, 2008.

On June 17, 2010, Lawrence Darryl Porter, age 40, of Minneapolis, was sentenced to 70 months on one count of conspiracy. He admitted distributing 63 grams of crack cocaine on March 7, 2008, and 28 grams of crack cocaine on September 10, 2008.

On June 14, 2010, Kevin Michael Williams (also known as Chris Bronner), age 35, of Minneapolis, was sentenced to 70 months in prison on one count of conspiracy. He admitted being responsible for 116 grams of crack cocaine. In addition, he admitted possessing 53 grams of crack cocaine on February 7, 2008, intending to distribute it in the Stevens Point area. Moreover, he admitted distributing 63 grams of crack cocaine in Minneapolis on March 7, 2008.

On June 14, 2010, Victor Lamont Tooks, age 37, of Brooklyn Park, was sentenced to 46 months on one count of conspiracy. Tooks admitted distributing 28 grams of crack cocaine on November 29, 2007; 63 grams of crack cocaine on December 7, 2007; 126 grams of crack cocaine on May 7, 2008; and 28 grams of crack cocaine on July 15, 2008.

On June 14, 2010, Courtney Tiandre Totten, age 32, of Brooklyn Park, was sentenced to five years of probation on one count of using a cellular telephone to facilitate the commission of a drug-trafficking crime. Totten admitted using a cell phone to conspire to distribute 126 grams of crack cocaine on May 7, 2008.

On May 28, 2010, Antoine Raymone Killing, age 32, of St. Cloud, was sentenced to 140 months on one count of conspiracy, one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and one count of distribution of cocaine. He admitted conspiring with his co-defendants to distribute 50 or more grams of crack cocaine and cocaine from 2005 through December 2008. In addition, he admitted possessing with intent to distribute two grams of cocaine on September 10, 2008, and distributing three grams of cocaine on November 19, 2008.

On May 28, 2010, Kelvin Martel Bronner, age 25, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced to 46 months on one count of conspiracy. He admitted aiding others in the distribution of 53 grams of crack cocaine on February 7, 2008.

On May 18, 2010, Kenneth Dwayne Hudson, age 36, of St. Cloud, was sentenced to 70 months in prison on one count of conspiracy. He admitted distributing 63 grams of crack cocaine on March 7, 2008.

Two others connected to this operation but charged separately also have been sentenced for federal crimes:

Scott A. Doescher, age 27, of Junction City, Wisconsin, was sentenced on June 2, 2010, to 48 months on one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. He was charged on November 25, 2009, and pleaded guilty on January 12, 2010. In his plea agreement, Doescher admitted conspiring with others to distribute crack cocaine in Minnesota from 2007 through 2008. He specifically admitted distributing at least 50 grams of the drug between October 2007 and February 2008. Doescher further admitted trading one or more firearms, including a 45-caliber semiautomatic handgun, for crack cocaine.

A DEA affidavit filed in this case states that in March of 2008, law enforcement executed a search warrant at a Minneapolis residence following a controlled buy of crack cocaine at that location. During the search, police recovered a 45-caliber handgun. By researching the gun’s purchase history, authorities were led to Doescher, who admitted providing the weapon to one of his crack cocaine suppliers. That supplier told investigators he had acquired the gun from Doescher, his biggest crack client, in exchange for “two eight balls,” which equal approximately seven grams of crack. Afterwards, the supplier reportedly transferred the weapon to the individual involved in the drug trafficking operation at the Minneapolis residence that was subject to the March 2008 search.

Finally, Jermaine A. Jenkins, age 31, of Detroit Michigan, was sentenced on June 3, 2010, to 84 months in prison on one count of felon in possession of a firearm. Jenkins was indicted on August 11, 2009, and pled guilty on November 6, 2009. Jenkins admitted possessing a 40-caliber handgun on January 22, 2009, and a 45-caliber handgun and an assault rifle on other occasions. Because he is a felon, Jenkins is prohibited under federal law from possessing any firearms at any time. His prior felony convictions occurred in Hennepin County in 1998 (second-degree possession of a controlled substance) and 2005 and 2006 (fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance).

This case was the result of an investigation by the DEA; the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Bloomington Police Department; the St. Cloud Police Department; the Stevens Point Police Department (Wisconsin); the Wood County Sheriff’s Office (Wisconsin); and the Central Minnesota Drug and Gang Task Force, which is comprised of officers from the sheriff’s offices in Benton, Morrison, Stearns, and Todd counties. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy L. Perzel.