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August 1, 2012

Gulfport, Miss - Forty-nine (49) individuals are facing drug charges in four (4) separate
federal indictments unsealed on Wednesday, August 1, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis,
Jimmy S. Fox III, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Orleans
Field Division, and Daniel McMullen, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
in Mississippi.

A number of defendants were arrested on Wednesday, August 1, during a round up conducted by the
Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco,
Firearms, and Explosives, ICE Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Marshal Service, Mississippi
Highway Patrol, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Moss Point Police Department, Harrison County
Sheriff’s Office, Gulfport Police Department and various task forces.

The first indictment charges twenty-three (23) individuals with conspiracy to possess with intent
to distribute cocaine, and related drug charges. Charged in the indictment are:


*Ramon Derrell Goldsmith, a/k/a Derrell, a/k/a Gold 42 Moss Point

Keeleon Kevin Tennard, a/k/a KT, a/k/a Keelon Tennard 26 Houston, TX

Larry Fort Bennett, Jr. 27 Baytown, TX

Clifton Joseph Goudeau, Jr. a/k/a CJ 30 Baytown, TX

Deron Xavier Deflanders, a/k/a Twin 39 Pascagoula

Charles Lamont Fountain, a/k/a C 34 Pascagoula

Connie Dean Lovelace a/k/a, Conner Dean 47 Moss Point


Christopher George Davison, a/k/a Flip 45 Moss Point

J.F. Felder, III, a/k/a Johnathan Felder 26 Houston, TX


*Roderick Maurice Armstrong, a/k/a Maurice, a/k/a Dino 35 Moss Point, MS

Marcella Vonetta Mack 19 Houston, TX

Jermayne Denord Rubins 21 Humble, TX

Rafael Tremayne Bass 41 Gautier, MS

* Defendant charged in two indictments.

Willie Alphonse Hurd 34 Moss Point, MS

Shaun Germelle Washington, a/k/a Fat G, a/k/a Big G, a/k/a Strap, a/k/a Shawn Washington 39

Bernard Milford Bell, Jr. 39 Moss Point, MS Shane Allan Young, a/k/a Slim 23 Moss Point, MS

David Scott Blackwell 48 Hendersonville, TN


*Treneal Denard Williams, a/k/a Bo Bo 33 Moss Point, MS

Terrance Terrell Thompson, a/k/a Black Rell, 38 Hattiesburg, MS

Marcus Terrell Matthews, a/k/a Schwinn, a/k/a Mark Matthews 37 Moss Point, MS

Rodney O=Neal Davis, a/k/a D-Boy 49 Moss Point, MS

Angel Brooke Scarbrough, a/k/a Brooke 22 Pascagoula, MS

A second indictment charges twenty-five (25) individuals with conspiring to possess with intent to
distribute cocaine and cocaine base, and related drug charges. Charged in the
indictment are:


*Roderick Maurice Armstrong, a/k/a Dino, a/k/a Maurice 35 Moss Point, MS

Devontaye Vashun Wordlaw, a/k/a Luv Luv 19 Moss Point, MS

Alejandro Spencer Dillard, a/k/a Ali 29 Pascagoula, MS

Darryl Kennord Berry, Jr., a/k/a Little Busi, a/k/a Lil Busie 22 Moss Point, MS

Bernard Milford Bell, Jr. 39 Moss Point, MS

*Ramon Derrell Goldsmith, a/k/a Derrell, a/k/a Gold, a/k/a Durel 42 Moss Point, MS

Steven Brian Hye, a/k/a Big B, a/k/a Brian Hye 26 Moss Point, MS

Melvin Lionel Jones, Jr. 33 Moss Point, MS

Thurmond Haynes, Jr., a/k/a TJ 33 Moss Point, MS

Tommy Kutadritt Robinson 31 Moss Point, MS

*Treneal Denard Williams, a/k/a Bo Bo 33 Moss Point, MS

Derrick Santaye Hye 28 Moss Point, MS

Willie Lee Hurst, a/k/a Porky 28 Pascagoula, MS

Litterial Donell Wells, a/k/a Peep 24 Moss Point, MS

Ladarius Akeem Ward 20 Moss Point, MS Lashawn Washington, a/k/a Dead Dog 38 Moss Point, MS

Charles Edward Liddell, a/k/a Rat 19 Moss Point, MS

Durman Bernard Deville, a/k/a Baby G 33 Moss Point, MS

Adam Williams, a/k/a Town, a/k/a Big Adam 41 Moss Point, MS

Marquis Carl Richmond, a/k/a Ke Ke 20 Moss Point, MS

Travis Labaron Riley, a/k/a T. Riley, a/k/a T, 28 28 Pascagoula, MS

Dyamond Durone Torrey, a/k/a Diamond Torrey, a/k/a Diamond Tell24 Pascagoula, MS

Lebarron Deon Mitchell, 19, of Moss Point, MS 19 Moss Point, MS

Terrance Liddell, a/k/a Moosie Cat, a/k/a Zilla, a/k/a Guy 37 Moss Point, MS

Daetwan Wells, a/k/a Tweed 33

 

*Defendant charged in two indictments.

A third indictment charges three (3) defendants with conspiracy to possess with intent to
distribute cocaine and cocaine base, and related drug charges. Charged in the indictment are:


Lionel Rayale Maurice, a/k/a Block, a/k/a Bloc, a/k/a Bloc Boi 31 Gulfport, MS

Jontue Rhaymon Hosey, a/k/a Jon Jon, a/k/a Tu, a/k/a/ Big Homes 33 Gulfport, MS

Tiquese Pianky Moody, a/k/a T.Y. 22 Magee, MS

 

The fourth indictment charges one (1) defendant with possession with intent to distribute cocaine:


John Edwards Barnes, a/k/a Bubba J 41 Gulfport, MS

These arrests are the culmination of a fifteen (15) month investigation into several overlapping
drug distribution organizations operating on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, particularly in the Moss
Point and Gulfport areas. The defendants face maximum penalties ranging from 10 years to life in
prison.

“Unlawful distribution of controlled substances violates federal law and constitutes a danger to
our communities,” said U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis. “This operation evidences the commitment of
federal law enforcement to aggressively investigate and prosecute those who, through violation of
federal criminal laws, pose a threat to the safety of our communities. Through joint law
enforcement efforts such as this one, we can make our cities safer for our children and every law
abiding citizen. Our thanks go out to the federal, state and local law enforcement officers who
contributed to the investigation that led to this prosecution.”

DEA Special Agent in Charge Jimmy S. Fox III stated: “Today, members of gangs like the Black
Gangster Disciples have witnessed the fact that DEA, along with our collective federal, state and
local counterparts, offer a stronger, more united and expansive front than their deadly
partnerships could ever produce. Drugs and gangs have been the scourge of our society for decades.
The citizens of the Mississippi Gulf Coast deserve to live in peace from these rogue groups.
Today’s efforts mark a monumental step in that process.”

Daniel McMullen, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Mississippi, added:
"The FBI’s number one priority is to address the national security threats to our country. That
being said, the FBI’s commitment to work with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners
to address threats to our local communities has not diminished. The investigation, disruption and
dismantlement of the violent street gangs which sustain and enrich themselves through drug
trafficking is a responsibility we take very seriously, as demonstrated by these arrests today."

Arraignments are scheduled for August 2, 2012 before United States Magistrate Judge
Robert Walker in Gulfport.

This case is the result of a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the
Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the cooperation of numerous state and local agencies. It
will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.

An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, that charge is merely an
accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in Court.

 

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