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Final Defendant in Arizona-Florida Drug Conspiracy Sentenced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2014

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, and Ric Bradshaw, Sheriff, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, announce that Jerrick David Bartee, 31, of West Palm Beach, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra to 168 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for his role in conspiring to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 846. Jerrick David Bartee was the last defendant in this 30-defendant case to be sentenced.

In February 2013, following a two year investigation, agents arrested 30 defendants who were involved in this drug conspiracy. The evidence presented in court showed that this well organized conspiracy was responsible for transporting in excess of 12 kilograms of cocaine from Arizona to Florida via the U.S. Mail and other shipping companies. Once the cocaine arrived in South Florida, certain members of the organization converted the cocaine into crack cocaine and distributed the same in the streets of Lake Worth, Florida.

Twenty-nine of the 30 defendants entered pleas of guilty and were sentenced. One defendant, Frank Davis Moore, Jr., proceeded to trial and was convicted as charged. Jerrick David Bartee was sentenced as noted above. The remaining 29 defendants received the following sentences:

George Evans Bivins, Jr., 31, of West Palm Beach, was sentenced to 360 months in prison;

Antonio Markeith Beverly, 30, of West Palm Beach, was sentenced to 228 months in prison;

Daniel Emmanuel Torrez, 33, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced to 150 months in prison;

Lavaris Reshard Bivins, 23, of West Palm Beach, was sentenced to 188 months in prison;

William Alvarenga, 20, of Boynton Beach, was sentenced to 70 months in prison;

Jessica Marie Arvizu, 32, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced to 48 months in prison;

Michael Maxwell Barkley, 39, of Lake Worth, was sentenced to 240 months in prison;

Kirk Douglas Bivins, 39, of Riviera Beach, was sentenced to 120 months in prison;

Demetri Pernell Cobb, 25, of Lake Worth, was sentenced to 70 months in prison;

Darren Duane Donnally, 40, of Palm Springs, was sentenced to 262 months in prison;

Quatavious Carnell George, 27, of Riviera Beach, was sentenced to 120 months in prison;

Wellington Timothy Glinton, 21, of Lake Worth, was sentenced to 120 months in prison;

Javaris Reshad Bartelmy, 25, of Boynton Beach, was sentenced to 60 months in prison;

Ernest Andrew Holiday, 31, of Riviera Beach, was sentenced to 120 months in prison;

Jean Innocent, 22, of Lake Worth, was sentenced to 135 months in prison;

Demetrice Lemane Jones, 38, of Riviera Beach, was sentenced to 121 months in prison;

Dominic Perry Lamare, 36, of Port St. Lucie, was sentenced to 120 months in prison;

Patrick Jarrod Lowe, 26, of Lantana, was sentenced to 164 months in prison;

Richard John Mercy, 32, of North Palm Beach, was sentenced to 120 months in prison;

Frank Davis Moore, Jr., 34, of Royal Palm Beach, was sentenced to 180 months in prison;

Evens Pierre-Lewis, 28, of Palm Springs, was sentenced to 240 months in prison;

Theresa Lashai Razz, 29, of West Palm Beach, was sentenced to 48 months in prison;

Lori Beth Mae Saccoman, 51, of West Palm Beach, was sentenced to 37 months in prison;

Jeannot Saintelus, 24, of Lake Worth, was sentenced to 60 months in prison;

Calvin Leon Sirmans, 30, of Lake Worth, was sentenced to 120 months in prison;

Jamie Toby, 25, of Lake Worth, was sentenced to 200 months in prison;

Monica Deloris Toby, 48, of Lantana, was sentenced to 120 months in prison;

Eric Lanard Williams, 30, of Lantana, was sentenced to 120 months in prison; and

David Lendell White, 27, of Lake Worth, was sentenced to 120 months in prison.

This case is the result of the ongoing efforts by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), a partnership between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The OCDETF mission is to identify, investigate, and prosecute high level members of drug trafficking enterprises, bringing together the combined expertise and unique abilities of federal, state and local law enforcement.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the FBI and the Palm Beach County Sheriff?s Office. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Rinku Tribuiani and Robert Waters.

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A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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