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23 DEFENDANTS INDICTED ON FEDERAL DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2013

SAVANNAH, GA - Today, a federal grand jury returned an Indictment charging 23 defendants with conspiracy to distribute large amounts of marijuana, cocaine and crack cocaine in the Southern District of Georgia and elsewhere. One of the defendants is also charged with the unlawful possession of 23 kilograms of cocaine with the intent to distribute it.

The indictments follow a two-year Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation into drug trafficking activities within Savannah, Atlanta and elsewhere. Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Chatham County Counter-Narcotics Team (CNT), Beaufort County South Carolina Sheriff’s Department, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, among other agencies conducted the joint investigation. The investigation culminated in arrests and search warrants being executed on November 29, 2012, in the following Georgia locations: Pooler, Garden City, Savannah, Atlanta, and Brunswick. Search Warrants were also executed in South Carolina. During the investigation, agents seized kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of over $2.7 million. Agents seized pounds of marijuana, with a street value of almost $50,000, over $300,000 in cash, and numerous automobiles. Additionally, agents seized 10 firearms from convicted felons.

United States Attorney Edward Tarver said, “Drug dealers beware. If you are pushing poison into our community, law enforcement will unite. We will hunt you down. We will find you. We will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law, and we will forfeit your property.”

The 23 defendants indicted on federal charges include:

TELLY SAVALAS RILEY, (Age 37, Crescent, Georgia) a/k/a “Jack,”
a/k/a “KoJak,”
GRILLY HOLLOWAY, JR., (Age 33, Savannah, Georgia)
a/k/a “Cheese,”
a/k/a “Grill Cheese,”
RASHAWN AHAMD STEWART, (Age 31, Savannah, Georgia)
a/k/a “Black,”
a/k/a “Magic,”
a/k/a “Black Magic,”
a/k/a “Smokey,”
a/k/a/ “Spot,”
STEVEN PATRICK MCCOY, (Age 37, Savannah, Georgia)
a/k/a “Patche,”
a/k/a “Scratch,”
a/k/a “Lil Pat,”
a/k/a “Project,”
JACK LEE BROWN, (Age 42, Savannah, Georgia)
a/k/a “Smooth,”
ANTHONY DETHER AARON, (Age 35, Savannah, Georgia)
a/k/a “The Tire Doctor,”
a/k/a “Joe Jizzle,”
a/k/a “Jizzleasy,”
LEONARD ANTHONY KENNEDY, (Age 36, Savannah, Georgia)
a/k/a “Jamal Harris,”
a/k/a “Bernard Anthony Gramm,”
JARVIS KING, (Age 42, South Carolina)
a/k/a “Jeezy,”
a/k/a “Anthony Jarvis King,”
a/k/a “Anthony Heyward,”
a/k/a “Timothy Monroe Hughes,”
a/k/a “Ghost,”
CHAD FITZGERALD MCCOY, (Age 31, Atlanta, Georgia)
a/k/a “Feezy,”
MICHAEL JERNARD SINGLETON, (Age 29, Savannah, Georgia)
a/k/a “Cheese,”
DYSHAWN JAMEL BEASLEY, (Age 34, Savannah, Georgia)
a/k/a “Aubrey Beasley,”
LEROY CHISHOLM, (Age 37, Savannah, Georgia)
a/k/a “Fats,”
RON BERNARD ALLEN, (Age 36, Savannah, Georgia)
a/k/a “Ron Low,”
VINCENT BRYANT, (Age 43, Savannah, Georgia)
a/k/a “Vincent Lonon,”
a/k/a “Chill,”
a/k/a “Chilly,”
RICARDO JAMAINE CRAWFORD, (Age 41, Savannah, Georgia)
a/k/a “Rico,”
JAWYANNA PORCHAI PRINGLE, (Age 29, Savannah, Georgia)
a/k/a “Jiggie,”
JOSEPH LAMAR MEDLOCK, (Age 29, South Carolina)
a/k/a “Poochie Medlock,”
MICHAEL LAVON BOSTIC, (Age 33, Savannah, Georgia)
a/k/a “Mike B,”
MICHAEL DEWAYNE JACKSON (Age 40, Jacksonville, Florida)
EDWARD LEROY WILLIAMS, (Age 44, Crescent, Georgia)
GEORGE LENARD MORAN, (Age 30, Crescent, Georgia)
WILLIE JONES, (Age 30, Savannah, Georgia)
a/k/a “Willie Banks,”
a/k/a “Zay Glass,”
a/k/a “Mike James,”
a/k/a “Wille James,”
a/k/a “Orlando Norvell King,”
a/k/a “Willie Pollie,” and
JAMES WRIGHT (Age 38, Savannah, Georgia)

The defendants face a possible life sentence if convicted of the charges. Mr. Tarver stressed that an indictment is only an accusation and is not evidence of guilt. The Defendants are entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the Government’s burden to prove the defendants’ guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Assistant United States Attorneys E. Greg Gilluly, Jr. and Karl I. Knoche are prosecuting the case for the United States. For additional information, contact First Assistant United States Attorney James D. Durham at (912) 201-2547.

 


 

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