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Second Superseding Indictment Charges One of Two District Brothers Accused in Fentanyl and Cocaine Conspiracy with Causing the Deaths of Two Men

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia

            WASHINGTON – One of two brothers, Jevaughn Mark, was charged earlier today in a second superseding indictment in connection with distributing fentanyl and cocaine, on December 26, 2023, that resulted in the deaths of two men, Brandon Román and Robert Barletta. The Mark brothers, Jevaughn “Ledo” Mark, 32, and Angelo Mark, 30, previously were charged on April 9 in a 17-count superseding indictment for participating in a conspiracy that distributed large amounts of fentanyl and cocaine in the metropolitan area.

             The charges were announced by U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Jarod Forget of the Washington Division, and Chief Pamela A. Smith of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

           Jevaughn Mark is currently being held on charges that include eight counts of unlawful distribution (of fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin) and distributing 40 grams or more of fentanyl between January 10, 2024, and March 13, 2024. The charges stem from six controlled purchases in which undercover DEA and MPD taskforce officers (UC-DEA/MPD) contacted Jevaughn Mark and purchased narcotics. In each instance, the UC-DEA/MPD agents requested to buy “Special K” or ketamine from Jevaughn Mark. In every instance, Jevaughn Mark supplied a mixture of fentanyl and other substances, including heroin, but not ketamine.

             After obtaining an indictment against Jevaughn Mark, law enforcement executed a search warrant at his residence in connection with his arrest. From his residence, agents recovered two firearms, cocaine, fentanyl, about $38,000 in cash, body armor vests, and drug trafficking paraphernalia. The same day, law enforcement executed another search warrant at a second residence tied to Jevaughn Mark, in which they located his brother, Angelo Mark. From Angelo Mark’s bedroom, law enforcement recovered seven firearms, 900 rounds of ammunition, dozens of pills, cocaine, fentanyl, drug trafficking paraphernalia, and about $50,000 in cash. Based on the evidence, both brothers were indicted in the first superseding indictment.

            On April 9, both Jevaughn Mark and Angelo Mark were charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and 500 grams or more of cocaine between January 2021 and March 2024. 

             Separately, Angelo Mark was charged in the first superseding indictment with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. 

             In addition to the new count of distribution of fentanyl resulting in death, Jevaughn Mark previously was charged with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and heroin, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. 

             The case is being investigated by the DEA’s Washington Division and the Metropolitan Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Iris McCranie and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Coley, of the Violence Reduction and Trafficking Offenses (VRTO) section.

             An indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.



Updated June 13, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 24-513