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Youngstown woman sentenced to four years in prison for her role in drug ring

July 12, 2012

A Youngstown woman was sentenced to more than four years in prison for her role in trafficking crack cocaine, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the Mahoning Valley, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cleveland office.

Tremaine Mabry, 35, was sentenced to 50 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lesley Wells. Mabry pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.

Mabry was one of 28 people named in a 101-count indictment that charged all of the defendants -- beginning as early as January 2006 and continuing through December 2010 -- with conspiracy to sell cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, crack cocaine and marijuana in the Youngstown, Philadelphia, and New York areas.

“This case is a great example of  federal and local partners working together to dismantle a multi-state operation that brought the worst drugs imaginable from both coasts right here into Youngstown,” Dettelbach said.

“This case resulted in one of the largest seizures of methamphetamine in Ohio’s history along with putting a drug organization out of business that was bringing drugs from California and New York to the streets of Youngstown,” Anthony said.

Brian Greene and Mabry obtained large shipments of cocaine, heroin and marijuana from suppliers in New York City and brought them, or caused the drugs to be brought, to the Youngstown area, according to court documents.

After Greene was killed in March 2010, Mabry continued obtaining drug shipments from New York and distributing them in the Youngstown area, according to court documents.  

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Linda H. Barr and Michelle Baeppler.


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