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Proprietor of Big Daddy's Restaurant Pleaded Guilty to Drug Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2010

NORFOLK, Va.Fred Phillip Wills, Jr., 51, and Makishea Bobbi Wills, 29, both of Virginia Beach, Va. and Kendall Dwight Cahallam, 24, of Norfolk, Va. pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, fifty grams or more of cocaine base and a quantity of marijuana.

            Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after their pleas were accepted by Senior United States District Judge Robert G. Doumar.   They are all scheduled to be sentenced on February 28, 2011 and they face up to a maximum of life in prison, a fine of up to $4,000,000, and at least five years of supervised release.

            Fred Wills, the longtime proprietor of local restaurant Big Daddy’s, his wife Makishea, and his associate Callaham were indicted in July for their participation in a drug trafficking enterprise originating in approximately 2000.  Fred Wills, Makishea Wills, Kendall Callaham and other co-conspirators used Fred Wills’ restaurants as bases of operations for the conduct of the drug trafficking enterprise.  Fred Wills, Makishea Wills, Kendall Callaham and other co-conspirators used these restaurants to receive, store and sell narcotics, to receive drug proceeds, to store firearms, to meet with co-conspirators and to recruit accomplices.  Fred Wills’ total drug weights are conservatively estimated at 390 kilograms of cocaine and cocaine base. 

            This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant United States Attorneys Darryl J. Mitchell is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

            A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov.

 

 

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