Leader of Anchorage Drug Conspiracy and Rap Label pleads guilty to drug charges in cocaine importation conspiracy
Anchorage, Alaska-U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that the leader of a drug conspiracy pled guilty in federal court. The 13 other co-conspirators have previously pled guilty to federal drug charges or have been sentenced for their roles in the conspiracy.
Terrance Fleming a/k/a, “Baydilla,” 32, of Anchorage, Alaska, pled guilty today in Anchorage to Count 1 of the Indictment, drug conspiracy, admitting that he imported between 50 and 150 kilograms of cocaine to Alaska between 2009 and 2012. In a plea agreement filed with the court, Fleming admitted that he was the leader and organizer of the conspiracy, and that he imported the cocaine from Nevada and Washington to be distributed in Anchorage and Fairbanks.
Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline scheduled Fleming’s sentencing for November 2013. Fleming has been in federal custody since his arrest in an Atlanta, Georgia suburb in August 2012.
Fleming was the owner and operator of a local rap and hip hop recording label in Anchorage known as “Out Da Cutt” or “ODC” Entertainment and the leader of a rap and hip hop group known as “UNDB” (Up North ‘D’ or Dope Boys). Fleming and other members of the conspiracy attempted to conceal their drug trafficking by claiming they were involved in a legitimate business, specifically, that they were “artists,” employees, or promoters of this Anchorage recording label and members of the rap and hip hop performance group. Members of this conspiracy would record rap and hip hop songs, post videos on Youtube.com, and perform local shows in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Much of their music glorified the lifestyle of selling illegal narcotics and committing other crimes.
The lavish and extravagant lifestyle portrayed in their music and videos was supported by their sales of illegal narcotics. As part of his plea agreement with the government, Fleming agreed to forfeit expensive vehicles, cash, and jewelry, including necklaces with pendants displaying the words “King of Alaska, AJC” and “Baydilla”. The seized jewelry alone has been appraised at more than $200,000.
Fleming was indicted along with 13 other members of the conspiracy located in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Christopher Anderson was previously sentenced to 14 months in prison on November 2, 2012. DeMarr Moultrie was sentenced to 40 months in prison on May 1, 2013. Jeraelyn Hill was sentenced to 66 months in prison on May 28, 2013. Jerry Wormley was sentenced to 36 months in prison on May 31, 2013. Rock Phelps II was sentenced to 18 months in prison on June 14, 2013. Brent Gunnels was sentenced to 6 months in prison on August 2, 2013. Mihla Hall was sentenced to 28 months in prison on August 21, 2013.
Donnell Johnson, Joshua Mustovich, Antonio Fleming, Dalon Johnson, Tevoris Carter, and Emma Shine, have all pled guilty for their roles in connection with the conspiracy and await sentencing.
Fleming faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment on the drug conspiracy.
Ms. Loeffler commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Postal Service, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, and the Anchorage Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Fleming