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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Eight Milwaukee Defendants Charged in Federal Court with Heroin Conspiracy

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced that the following eight defendants, each of Milwaukee, were arrested and indicted this week by a federal Grand Jury with offenses related to a conspiracy to distribute heroin and distribution of heroin:

James Harris (Age: 52)

James Coleman (Age: 60)

Nequann Terry (Age: 24)

Todd McGown (Age: 50)

Casey Johnson (Age: 52)

Don Tillman (Age: 49)

Antoine Jeff (Age: 41)

Roderick Ramsey (Age: 32)

 

This charges resulted from a long-term federal, state, and local drug investigation into heroin trafficking in Milwaukee. If found guilty, each defendant will face up to twenty years in prison.

Yesterday, law enforcement officers arrested all eight of the above defendants.  In addition to the arrests, law enforcement officers executed 11 federal search warrants in Milwaukee targeting members of this organization.  Law enforcement recovered heroin, 11 firearms, approximately $30,000 in United States currency, and multiple vehicles. Numerous federal, state, and local officers participated in these arrests and search warrants.

In announcing the federal charges, searches, and arrests, United States Attorney Krueger stated:  “The fight against heroin is a matter of life and death.  This take-down reflects the commitment of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to stop the flow of heroin into our communities.”

FBI Special Agent in Charge Justin Tolomeo stated, “The FBI’s Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Gang Task Force continues to conduct impactful operations.  These actions significantly disrupted the flow of heroin poisoning our community.   Through our law enforcement partnerships we remain committed to targeting violent gang members and making our communities safer.”

The investigating agencies include the Milwaukee Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Drug Enforcement Administration, Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigation, North Central High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, United States Marshals Service, Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department, and Wauwatosa Police Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Ladwig. 

An indictment is merely the formal method of charging an individual and does not constitute inference of his or her guilt. An individual is presumed innocent until such time, if ever, that the government establishes his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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For additional information contact:

Public Information Officer Dean Puschnig, 414-297-1700

Updated August 9, 2018