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Friday, November 22, 2013

Robbery And Gun Charges Filed Against Philadelphia Men

Jeron Cartwright, 31, and Tyree Scott, 31, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were charged November 20, 2013, by Indictment, with conspiracy to commit a Hobbs Act robbery, drug, gun, and other offenses, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the indictment, between mid-August 2013 and October 24, 2013, Cartwright and Scott sought the help of another person in arranging the home invasion robbery of drug dealers. The defendants allegedly planned to steal, at gunpoint, approximately ten kilograms of cocaine. It is further alleged that on October 24, 2013, the defendants attempted, unsuccessfully, to carry out the armed home invasion robbery. The plan was interrupted by law enforcement.

 In addition to the conspiracy, the indictment charges Cartwright and Scott with attempted commission of a Hobbs Act robbery, aiding and abetting the attempted commission of a Hobbs Act robbery, conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, attempted possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and to a drug trafficking crime, and being convicted felons in possession of a firearm.

If convicted, the defendants face a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment.  Cartwright faces a 25 year mandatory minimum sentence and Scott, a15 year mandatory minimum sentence.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Philadelphia Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. Zaleski.          

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