TWENTY CHARGED IN DORCHESTER COCAINE TRAFFICKING RING
BOSTON, Mass. - Twenty individuals were charged today in federal court with conspiracy and distribution of cocaine and crack.
MICHAEL WILLIAMS, 43; DWAYNE PERSON, 40; DENNIS PERSON; KERVIN PENA, 24; ANASTACIO LOPEZ, 34; NOEL WILLIAMS, 54; EYDRIS ADAMS, 34; NICOLE MOORE, 33; BEVERLY PERSON, 39; JEROME MARION, 33; DONALD WILLIAMS, 33; GEORGE LEARY, 60; RAMON LOMAX, 46; ANTHONY MADDEN, 49; SHAWN WALKER, 35; DEBRA BROWN, 50; and FRANK COPELAND, 45, all of Dorchester, as well as RYAN MORRIS, 44, of Brockton; MIGUEL ANGEL NOUEL, 30, of Jamaica Plain were all charged in a criminal complaint with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of more than 500 grams of cocaine and more than 280 grams of cocaine base. JAMAINE WADSWORTH, of Stoughton, was charged separately with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine and cocaine base.
The complaint alleges that between June 2009, and December 2, 2010, the defendants distributed cocaine and crack throughout the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. Michael Williams allegedly used the Greenwood Street area of Dorchester to store cocaine, cook cocaine into cocaine base and run his cocaine trafficking organization.
In addition to the arrest, search warrants were executed at the following thirteen locations. These locations include the following properties in Dorchester:10 Coffey St., Apt. 2; 132 Greenwood St., Apt. 3; 19 Brenton St., Apt. 2; 82 Centre St.;1320 Dorchester Ave., Rear; 8 Peacevale Rd.; 12 Nottingham St., Apt. 12A; 67 Washington St., Apt. 11; 60 Thetford, Apt. 2; 71 Sawyer Ave., Apt. 3; Quincy: 108 Sumner St., Apt. 2; Brockton: 15 Packard Way; and Jamaica Plain: 302 Centre St., Apt. 2.
The government also moved to seize safety deposit boxes and three bank accounts, as well as forfeit 14 vehicles and the following Dorchester properties that were allegedly used in the drug operation: 132, 136 and 138 Greenwood St. and 8 Peacevale Rd.
If convicted, each of these defendants face a minimum mandatory of 10 years to life in prison, followed by a term of life of supervised release and a $4,000,000 fine.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; John Gibbons, U.S. Marshal, District of Massachusetts; and Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Heidi E. Brieger and Emily Cummings of Ortiz’s Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force.
The details contained in the complaint affidavit are allegations. The defendants are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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