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Last Individual Sentenced as Part of Operation Woodchop

NOV 13 (ORLANDO, Fla.) – United States Chief District Judge Anne C. Conway sentenced Willie Shelly (35, Apopka) last week to three years in federal prison for participating in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute BZP pills (a drug that mimics the effects of “Ecstasy”).

In March 2010, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Orlando District Office Enforcement Group and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit initiated an investigation, dubbed “Operation Woodchop,” into multiple individuals operating in Zellwood and Tangerine, Florida. These individuals were known to be associated with one another and involved in criminal activities, operating in two neighborhood-based street gangs, the “Zellwood Boyz” and the “Tangerine/Terrell Boys.” These two gangs operated only a few miles apart from one another and often worked together or through criminal affiliates to engage in drug trafficking and other crimes within a small geographical area.

Between June 2011 and October 2011, twenty-four individuals were charged with federal drug and firearms violations as part of Operation Woodchop. Subsequently, they were all convicted of felony offenses and sentenced in federal court. In addition to the federal charges, more than 20 individuals were charged with state crimes as part of Operation Woodchop. The state charges included drug violations, murder and property crimes.

Name Age/Residence Charges/Sentence Imposed
Daniel Baldwin 34/Eustis Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled substances 90 months
Darius Bentley 24/Eustis Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled substances 60 months
Quentin Bradford 22/Eustis Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled substances 36 months
Stanley Campbell 27/Tavares Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled substances 100 months
Tramyian Doston 20/Tangerine Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled substances 120 months
Daciane Hill 29/Tangerine Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled substances 60 months
Samantha Hill 20/Tangerine Using a telephone to facilitate a drug conspiracy Probation two years)
Tywon Hill 35/Tangerine Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled Substances/110 months.
Michelle Julien 40/Apopka Using a telephone to facilitate a drug conspiracy/Probation 3 years.
Christopher Lenoir 31/Tavares Using a telephone to facilitate a drug conspiracy/Time served.
Travis Rollins 24/Zellwood Possession with intent to distribute cocaine and firearms offenses/ 108 months.
Willie Shelly Jr. 35/Apopka Conspiracy to distribute BZP pills/36 months.
Brandon Smith 27/Zellwood Possession with intent to distribute cocaine and firearms offenses/ 123 months.
Addison Smith Jr. 34/Zellwood Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled Substances/60 months.
Nathaniel Walker 35/Mt. Dora Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled Substances/110 months.
Kemo Dowe 38/Tangerine Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled Substances/240 months.
Travion Barnes 29/Apopka Distribution of BZP pills/18 months.
Clemente Blocker 39/Mt. Dora Distribution of “crack” cocaine/37 months.
Frederick Bodison 33/Leesburg Distribution of “crack” cocaine, MDMA and BZP pills/ 100 months.
Robert Hardwick 43/Apopka Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine/82 months.
Willie Slydell, Jr. 36/Zellwood Distribution of cocaine/48 months.
Lawrence Lockhart 42/Zellwood Possession with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine/96 months.
Roderick Mobley 26/Zellwood Possession with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine/32 months.
Teresa Hawkins 32/Tangerine Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled Substances/Time served.

This case was investigated by the DEA Orlando District Office, with operational assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Mount Dora Police Department, the Tavares Police Department and the Central Florida Intelligence Exchange.


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