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News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2003

Operation Streetsweeper Results in the Arrest of Eight for Crack Cocaine Distribution in the New Hampshire Seacoast Area

Concord, NH…Operation Streetsweeper results in the arrest of eight.

Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; Portsmouth Police Chief Michael Magnant; Hampton Falls Police Chief Robbie Dirsa; and United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire Tom Colantuono announced the arrest of eight (8) individuals on federal arrest warrants and two individuals on state arrest warrants for the alleged distribution of "crack" cocaine in the Seacoast area. The individuals were charged as part of Operation Streetsweeper, a multi-agency drug enforcement initiative designed to attack the illegal distribution of "crack" cocaine and other narcotics.

The individuals under arrest are:

Charles Marbury
Dover, NH

Mr. Marbury is under indictment by a federal grand jury on five (5) counts of "crack" cocaine distribution. The drug sales with which he is charged are alleged to have occurred in October and November 2002.

Jimmy Lee Thomas
Portsmith, NH

Mr. Thomas has been charged by complaint issued by a federal magistrate with two (2) counts of "crack" cocaine distribution.

Theodore Hurdle
Portsmouth, NH

Mr. Hurdle is under indictment by a federal grand jury on four (4) counts of "crack" cocaine distribution allegedly occurring between October and December 2002.

Hector Cruz
Orlando, FL

Mr. Cruz has been charged by complaint issued by federal magistrate with one (1) count of the manufacture and possession with intent to distribute "crack" cocaine.

Dante Rodriguez
Bronx, NY

Mr. Rodriguez is under indictment by a federal grand jury on one (1) count of conspiracy to distribute "crack" cocaine stemming from his involvement in sale of approximately 8 grams of "crack".

David Williams
Dover, NH

Mr. Williams is under indictment by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy to distribute "crack" cocaine, distribution of "crack" cocaine.

Michelle Tillery
Bronx, NY

Ms. Tillery is under indictment by a federal grand jury on charges of aiding and abetting the sale of "crack" cocaine.

Latasha Tillery
Bronx, NY

Ms. Tillery is under indictment by a federal grand jury on four (4) counts of distribution of "crack" cocaine.

The cases were investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Portsmouth Police Department and the Hampton Falls Police Department. The federal cases are being prosecuted by the United States Attorney's Office.

Contact: Anthony J. Pettigrew 617-557-2138

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