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operation dirty glass

14 defendants indicted for pCP trafficking,
distributing cocaine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 14 defendants have been indicted by a federal grand jury, in separate but related cases, as a result of a multi-agency investigation into large-scale PCP-trafficking in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Operation Dirty Glass resulted in a series of four indictments that were returned under seal by a federal grand jury on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. Twelve defendants are charged related to their role in PCP trafficking and two defendants are charged with distributing cocaine or crack cocaine. The indictments were unsealed and made public today upon the arrests and initial court appearances of all of the defendants.

Gerald W. Jones, also known as “G Money,” 41, Jamon L. Buford, 36, Timothy L. Matthews, also known as “T-Baby,” 39, Willie E. Hill, also known as “Will-Will,” 25, Thomas G. Turner, also known as “Tom Tom,” 42, Larris L. Burnett, 42, Terry D. McIntosh, 35, Nicole L. Bly, 30, Darrell B. Williams, also known as “P-Rich,” 43, all of Kansas City, Mo.; Micah F. Williams, also known as “Mike,” 29, of Grandview, Mo.; and Isaac J. Anderson, also known as “Ike,” 35, of McDonough, Ga., were charged in a 28-count indictment.

Additionally, three defendants were charged in separate indictments as a result of the investigation. Damond S. Hill, also known as “Day Day,” 34, of Kansas City, was charged in a separate indictment with distributing PCP. Davon M. Irvin, also known as “Crusher,” 37, and Reginald E. Thomas, also known as “Reggie,” 42, both of Kansas City, Mo., were charged in three separate indictments related to distributing cocaine or crack cocaine.

USA v. Jones, et al

Each of the 11 co-defendants is charged with participating in a conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of PCP in Jackson County, Mo., between Jan. 1, 2011, and Nov. 8, 2012.

In addition to the conspiracy, Jones is charged with 16 counts of distributing PCP, two counts of distributing PCP and crack cocaine, and one count of aiding and abetting the distribution of PCP. Jones is also charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The indictment alleges that Jones, who has been convicted of a felony, was in possession of a Bersa .380-caliber pistol on Oct. 5, 2012. Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition.

Matthews, Hill and Turner are each charged with one count of distributing PCP. Matthews and Turner are each charged with one count of possessing PCP with the intent to distribute. Buford and Williams are each charged with one count of aiding and abetting the distribution of PCP.

USA v. Hill

Hill is charged with possessing one kilogram or more of PCP with the intent to distribute. Hill is also charged with one count of possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime and one count of being a felon in possession of firearms. The indictment alleges that Hill, who has a prior felony conviction, was in possession of a Springfield .40-caliber pistol, a Smith and Wesson .40-caliber pistol and a Cobra-Patriot .45-caliber pistol.

USA v. Irvin

Irvin is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and two counts of distributing crack cocaine.

USA v. Thomas

Thomas is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

Ketchmark cautioned that the charges contained in these indictments are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Venneman. They were investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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