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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 26, 2017

Narcotics Dealer Indicted For Murder And Racketeering In Brooklyn Cold Case

Tammeco Cargill Fatally Shot Man and Wounded Bystanders Who Witnessed the Murder

An indictment was unsealed today in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging Tammeco Cargill, a member of the Nineties Crew, a Brooklyn-based street gang, with four counts, including murder in-aid-of-racketeering and the attempted murders of two bystanders who witnessed the murder, on July 30, 2007. As part of the same indictment, Cargill and his father, Winston Cargill, also known as “Pops,” are charged with racketeering and racketeering conspiracy relating to their involvement in narcotics trafficking and related crimes in Brooklyn between January 2003 and December 2014. The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury sitting in Brooklyn, New York, on June 21, 2017.

The charges were announced by Bridget M. Rohde, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; James P. O’Neill, Commissioner, New York City Police Department (NYPD); and James J. Hunt, Special Agent-in-Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York.

According to court filings, on the evening of July 30, 2007, Tammeco Cargill shot Robert Dixon on a crowded street in Brooklyn, killing Dixon, and then attempted to kill two nearby witnesses, injuring both. As alleged in the indictment, Tammeco Cargill and Winston Cargill were members of the Nineties Crew, a Brooklyn-based street gang, between January 2003 and December 2014, and engaged in narcotics trafficking and other crimes as part of that gang.

“As alleged, Tammeco Cargill murdered Robert Dixon, and attempted to kill two witnesses to that crime, approximately 10 years ago,” stated Acting United States Attorney Rohde. “Today’s indictment makes clear that the passage of time will not stop this Office and our law enforcement partners from pursuing those responsible for such violence in our streets.” Ms. Rohde expressed her grateful appreciation to the NYPD’s Cold Case Homicide Unit, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division, and the United States Marshal Service’s New York / New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force.

“In law enforcement, there is no rest until justice is served. And after ten years, a drug investigation paved a path that led to the arrest of Robert Dixon’s alleged murderer,” stated Special Agent-in-Charge Hunt. “I commend the agents, officers, marshals, and prosecutors who diligently investigated this cold case and put the person responsible for this heinous crime in jail.”

The defendant Tammeco Anthony Cargill is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Steven M. Gold at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn. The defendant Winston Anthony Cargill, who is in custody on another matter, will be arraigned in the near future.

The charges in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Tammeco Cargill faces a sentence of life imprisonment if convicted. Winston Cargill faces a sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment if convicted.

The government’s case is being handled by the Office’s International Narcotics and Money Laundering Section. Assistant United States Attorneys Nathan Reilly, Hiral Mehta, and Ryan Harris are in charge of the prosecution.

The Defendants:

 

TAMMECO ANTHONY CARGILL

Age: 34

Brooklyn, NY

 

WINSTON ANTHONY CARGILL

Age: 55

Brooklyn, NY

 

 

E.D.N.Y. Docket No. 17-CR-330 (ENV)

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Contact: 
John Marzulli Tyler Daniels (718) 254-6323
Updated June 26, 2017