LEADER OF GREENVILLE, TEXAS, CRACK COCAINE DISTRIBUTION OPERATION IS SENTENCED TO NEARLY 12 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
Others Involved in the Operation Receive Lengthy Sentences
DALLAS — Chadwick Daray Heath, 38, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to 140 months in federal prison for his role in a crack cocaine distribution ring that operated in the Greenville, Texas, area, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Heath, who pleaded guilty in February 2010 to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, is the last defendant from the December 8, 2009, round-up by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Mobile Enforcement Team (MET) to be sentenced.
Those arrests last year, mostly in the Greenville area, were the result of the MET, assisted by local and state authorities working undercover to investigate and ultimately dismantle the large crack cocaine distribution organization. In addition, in the course of executing several federal and state search warrants, narcotics, drug trafficking paraphernalia and firearms were seized. Also, the civil forfeiture of the Dream Lodge Motel on Interstate 30 in Greenville, which had been used for a number of years as a drug/prostitution house, is a result of this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation.
Other defendants, all Greenville residents unless otherwise noted, who have pleaded guilty to their role in operation have been sentenced as follows:
- Devon Mackenzie Allen, 20, 51 months
- Aaron Deron Anderson, 26, 78 months
- Brandon Laray Jackson, 22, 128 months
- Gerald Wayne Johnson, 24, 44 months
- Mark Anthony Johnson, 29, 37 months
- Vincent Stewart Johnson, 40, 84 months
- Dimeon Rashad Kelly, 23, of Mesquite, Texas, 46 months
- Icle Dunn Mapps, 34, 12 months and one day
- Amy Nicole Terry, 21, 51 months
- George Marvin Thompson, 55, 46 months
The investigation was conducted by DEA; DEA MET; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Texas Department of Public Safety; Texas Army National Guard; the Commerce, Dallas, Denison, Garland, Greenville, Lewisville, Mesquite, Rockwall, Rowlett, Sherman and Van Alstyne, Texas Police Departments; the Texas A&M at Commerce Police Department; the Grayson and Hunt County Sheriff’s Offices; and the Hunt County District Attorney’s Office.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Tourje was in charge of the prosecution and Assistant U.S. Attorney John de la Garza was in charge of the forfeiture.
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