News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 27, 2012
Contact: DEA Public Affairs
Number: 415-436-7994

Oak Park Blood Gang Member Sentenced to Over Seven Years in Prison

SACRAMENTO, CA. — Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Anthony D. Williams and United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that United States District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Jeffrey Conner, 37, of Sacramento, to seven years and eight months in prison for distributing crack cocaine in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento.

This case is the product of an extensive investigation by the DEA, the Sacramento Police Department, and the FBI’s Sacramento Safe Streets Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Jason Hitt prosecuted this case.

According to court documents, Conner is a validated member of the Oak Park Bloods street gang with a prior felony conviction for assault with a firearm on a person. On October 19, 2006, law enforcement conducted a controlled purchase of seven ounces of crack cocaine from Conner. He charged $3,200 for the crack cocaine and subsequently admitted that he made a little less than $1,000 on this drug deal.

As part of this long-running investigation, there have been a number of significant sentences as a result of guilty pleas in related cases:

  • On June 9, 2006, Talton Robinson was sentenced to 21 years and 10 months in prison;
  • On December 17, 2007, Stephon Williams was sentenced to 13 years in prison;
  • On August 4, 2008, Eddie Houston was sentenced to 16 years and eight months in prison;
  • On April 29, 2010, Edward Mallory was sentenced to 24 years and four months in prison.

Each of these cases was part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The OCDETF Program was established in 1982 to conduct comprehensive, multilevel attacks on major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and those primarily responsible for the nation’s drug supply.

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