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News Release [printer friendly page]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2006

Members of Four Major Camden Area Cocaine Organizations Arrested on Indictments and Criminal Complaints
Two Defendants Charged Federally with Murder

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FEB 8--CAMDEN – U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie and DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge Brian W. Collier, along with Camden County Prosecutor Vincent P. Sarubbi and Robert L. Stewart, Camden Police Department Interim Supersession Executive, announced today that four major cocaine distribution organizations responsible for the distribution of large quantities of cocaine in Camden neighborhoods have been dismantled in a series of arrests. Two of the defendants are charged federally with murder in furtherance of a Continuing Criminal Enterprise.

Jevon Lewis, 31, of Cherry Hill, a.k.a. “V” and “Cool V,” and Ahmed Judge, 29, of Camden,
a.k.a. “Edy” and “Bleek,” were both arrested yesterday on arrest warrants following their
Indictment for the Oct. 4, 2001, killing of Kenneth Fussell in connection with a Continuing
Criminal Enterprise (CCE) allegedly directed by Raymond Morales, who was arrested in March
2003. The charge makes Lewis and Judge eligible for a federal death sentence.

“ DEA is proud to be an integral part of U.S. Attorney Christie’s Camden coalition dispensing
justice to those undermining progress in this city,” said Acting Special Agent in Charge Collier.
“ As we attack this sad side of Camden, I would implore prospective employers to look at this
strategically located city and give its good, decent people the two things they need most: jobs
and hope.”

Federal charges have also been brought against 12 defendants who are named in any of two
Indictments and/or two separate Criminal Complaints. Four other defendants were previously
arrested and charged federally, and 35 more suspects were arrested on state charges over the
course of the four overlapping investigations. In total, the four cases have resulted in 51 suspects
being charged.

The Indictments and Complaints are offshoots of another long-term investigation that culminated
in the March 8, 2003 arrests and subsequent Indictment of six defendants, including Morales, 34,
of Camden. At the time of those arrests, agents seized approximately 30 kilograms of cocaine,
with an estimated street value of $5.85 million.

(The federal defendants’ names, ages and towns of residence, along with charges and penalties,
are broken down by charging document in an addendum to this news release.)

In January 2005, federal, state, county and local officials announced a cooperative effort among
the U.S. Attorney’s Office, DEA, ATF, FBI and U.S. Marshal’s Service to assist local, county
and state law enforcement in their mission to combat crime in the City of Camden.

“ A year ago, we set out on a mission to bring greater resources to the fight against drugs and
lawlessness in the City of Camden,” Christie said. “We made it clear then that we wanted to
help Camden move out of the national spotlight as a crime capital and ahead with its future.
These prosecutions, others successfully completed and still others yet to come are the fruits of
our combined efforts to improve Camden.”


The Lewis/Judge Indictment

Count One of an Indictment returned on Feb. 1, and unsealed with the defendants’ arrests
yesterday, charges Lewis, Judge and five others with conspiring from 1993 until March 8, 2003,
with others, including Morales, to distribute and possess with intent to distribute large amounts
of cocaine and crack cocaine. Count Two charges that Lewis and Judge, while engaging in and
furthering the CCE, intentionally caused the killing of Kenneth Fussell. Count Three charges that on Oct. 4, 2001, the day of the Fussell murder, Judge possessed a .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun after previously having been convicted of a felony. Defendants named in this Indictment who were not already in custody on other charges were arrested yesterday by members of the law enforcement coalition.

The Arizona Arrests and Morales Connection

photo from arrestCount One of a second Indictment, also returned on Feb. 1 and unsealed with the defendants’
arrests yesterday, charges that beginning in early 2001 and continuing until March 8, 2003, three
Arizona residents, Edgar Gonzalez-Valenzuela, Jesus Leyva and Laura Rodriguez, conspired with others, including Morales, to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine. Count Two charges that on March 8, 2003, Gonzalez-Valenzuela did knowingly and intentionally distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. All three of those defendants were arrested yesterday in Arizona.

The investigations that resulted in the Indictments were led by the DEA and the Philadelphia/Camden High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force.

“ I am proud that my office, the Camden Police Department and the Cherry Hill Police
Department were able to successfully collaborate with the DEA Mobile Enforcement Team on
this investigation and significant series of arrests,” said Prosecutor Sarubbi. “The MET team
resources enhanced the ability of county and local investigators to work alongside federal agents
with single-minded focus, and the results are impressive. The individuals arrested are charged
with participating in some of the most violent drug trafficking organizations in the city.”
In addition to the defendants charged in the two Indictments, law enforcement officials also
announced that the investigative efforts of MET led to the recent arrests of members of two
separate drug organizations which controlled cocaine sales in two violent areas of the city.

Ronald Damon and the “300 Morse Street Crew”

According to a Complaint unsealed with his arrest on Dec. 5, 2005, Ronald Damon, 37, of
Camden, a.k.a. “Rockmyer,” was the leader of a high profile narcotic trafficking network known
as the “300 Morse Street Crew.” This organization allegedly controlled the powder and crack
cocaine markets in Camden’s Eastside section. Damon is charged with one count of distribution
and possession with intent to distribute 50 or more grams of crack cocaine. The organization’s
upper level distributors, Joseph McCray, 42, of Camden, a.k.a. “Darkman” and “Piggy Joe,”
Anthony McFadden, 38, of Camden, a.k.a. “Ant,” and Brian Dickens, 23, of Camden, a.k.a.
“ Twan,” were arrested and charged federally over the course of the one-year investigation.

Additionally, there were 15 state arrests of other members of the organization. (See Attached
DEA Chart)

The Ablett Village Organization

A second Complaint unsealed with the defendants’ arrests over this past weekend charges two
defendants as a result of MET’s investigation into drug trafficking in the area of Ablett Village, a
public housing community in Camden’s Cramer Hill section. Through the investigation, Mark
Davis, 28, of Camden, a.k.a. “Dos” and “Andos,” was identified as the alleged leader of the
Ablett Village drug trafficking organization. According to the Complaint, Davis and his
organization possessed multiple firearms, including an AK-47 assault rifle. Also arrested and
charged in the complaint was Davis’s suspected right-hand man James Baker, 33, of Camden,
a.k.a. “Big Man.” Additionally, more than 20 state arrests were made during the investigation.
(See Attached DEA Chart)

photo from arrestDavis is also charged in Count One of the Lewis/Judge Indictment, which also charges several others with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of crack cocaine.

The MET program was established on the premise that a skilled and trained team of investigators
specializing in the dismantling of violent drug gangs could be a tremendous resource for state,
County and local police confronted with drug-related crime. The DEA MET includes law
enforcement investigators assigned from ATF, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Camden
County Sheriff's Department, Camden Police Department, Cherry Hill Police Department, DEA
Philadelphia Task Force, New Jersey State Police, and the Philadelphia Police Department.
Almost all the defendants are temporarily detained pending bail hearings that will take place
over the next week. Arraignments on one of the Indictments are scheduled for Feb. 15 before
U.S. District Judge Joseph E. Irenas.

Despite Indictment or being charged in a criminal complaint, every defendant is presumed
innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the
defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and federal law.

Christie credited the Special Agents of the DEA, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in
Charge Brian W. Collier in Newark, and Investigators with member agencies of the
Philadelphia/Camden HIDTA Task Force, with developing the investigation which resulted in
today’s Superseding Indictment. The Philadelphia/Camden HIDTA Task Force is comprised of
the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices for the Districts of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, The
Camden County Prosecutor's Office, Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, DEA, FBI, ATF,
Camden Police Department, New Jersey State Police, Philadelphia Police Department, New
Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, Camden County
Sheriff's Department, Delaware River Port Authority Police and the U.S. Marshal's Service.
For the two cases indicted, the Government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Howard

Wiener, of the U.S. Attorney's Criminal Division in Camden. For the two cases charged by
Criminal Complaint, the Government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason
Richardson, of the U.S. Attorney's Criminal Division in Camden.



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