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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Malden Man Arrested on Cocaine Trafficking Charge

Defendant was on pretrial release for a pending state firearms case when he allegedly sold narcotics to an undercover officer

BOSTON – A Malden man was arrested today and charged in connection with operating a drug trafficking enterprise, including selling fentanyl, cocaine and cocaine base to an undercover officer on multiple occasions.

Dhamari Jordan, a/k/a/ “DMO,” a/k/a “DMO Crashout,” 20, was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Jordan was detained following an initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Donald L. Cabell.

As noted during today’s court hearing, a loaded 9mm firearm was recovered in Jordan’s residence this morning during the execution of a search warrant.

It is alleged that Jordan and other members of his conspiracy were captured on recording selling fentanyl, cocaine and cocaine base to an undercover officer on three occasions in January 2021. During all of these sales, Jordan was on pretrial release for a pending firearms case in Cambridge District Court from June 2019. According to charging documents, Jordan was arrested in January 2020 by Boston Police in a vehicle where a firearm and pills containing heroin were recovered. It is further alleged Jordan posted a music video online depicting him brandishing firearms in a kitchen where cocaine was being cooked into “crack” cocaine.

The charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, at least three years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of up to $1 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. 

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police made the announcement today. Assistance was provided by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Suffolk District Attorney’s Office, Boston Police Department and Malden Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Philip A. Mallard and Sarah Hoefle of Lelling’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit are prosecuting the case.

The operation was conducted by a multi-agency task force through the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), a partnership between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply. More information on the OCDETF program is available here: https://www.justice.gov/ocdetf/about-ocdetf.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 25, 2021