FIFTEEN CHARGED IN METHAMPHETAMINE RING
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA - A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging fifteen defendants with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in Jackson County, Florida, announced Pamela C. Marsh, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida,
The criminal complaint alleges that, between April 2010, and May 21, 2011, the following defendants conspired to transport pound quantities of methamphetamine, on a weekly basis, from Atlanta, Georgia, for distribution in and around Jackson County:
- Rufino Robelo-Galo, 43, of Greenville, South Carolina
Lee Parker Bussey, Jr., 59, of Marianna, Florida
Frank Eben Gullett, Jr., 38, of Marianna, Florida
Jack Allen Kelly, 45, of Cottondale, Florida
Cora Rebecca Stone, 29, of Marianna, Florida
Rowdy Dewayne Gilbert, 37, of Marianna, Florida
Mary Ann Brewer, 47, of Southport, Florida
Christopher D. Gullet, 38, of Marianna, Florida
Bobby Jene Kent, 47, of Marianna, Florida
Soul Barragon, 21, of Atlanta, Georgia
Ricardo Heredia Barron, 37, of Atlanta, Georgia
Nestor Jose Hernandez-Estradea, 26, of Greenville, South Carolina
Jesus Cadenas-Baez, 35, of Atlanta, Georgia
Octavio Gonzalez-Flores, 26, of Marianna, Florida, and
Juan Jose Cadenas-Baez, 34, of Atlanta, Georgia
The affidavit in support of the complaint alleges that Robelo-Galo was the primary methamphetamine supplier for the organization, and that Jesus Cadenas-Baez, worked with him to arrange for drug couriers to transport the drugs. Soul Barragon, Ricardo Heredia Barron, Octavio Gonzalez, and Juan Jose Cadenas-Baez are alleged to have transported the drugs from Atlanta to Jackson County. The affidavit alleges that Robelo-Galo and Nestor Jose Hernandez-Estrada, would take possession of the drugs in Jackson County and transport them to the Marianna residence of Lee Bussey, who is alleged to have headed the operation in Jackson County. The affidavit further alleges that Bobby Jene Kent, Frank Eben Gullett, Jr., Jack Allen Kelly, and Mary Ann Brewer, Cora Rebecca Stone, Rowdy Dewayne Gilbert, and Christopher D. Gullet were involved in the distribution of the drugs in Jackson County.
During the course of the investigation, law enforcement seized over six-and-a-half pounds of methamphetamine and close to $100,000.
All defendants, except Jesus Cadenas-Baez, Soul Barragon, and Ricardo Barron, made their initial appearances in federal court yesterday in Panama City before Magistrate Judge Larry A. Bodiford.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gayle E. Littleton
A criminal complaint is merely a charging document. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.