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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Eight Arrested on Federal Drug Charges During Multi-Agency Roundup

Montgomery, Alabama–   Carlos Renaldo Ware (39), of Bonaire, Georgia; and Twayne Lebarsha Ware (41), Willie Lewis Jackson (44), Jasmine Janay Jackson (25), Wallace Eugene McCree, III (44), Alonzo Dion Prevo (40), Kyon A. Hall (37), James Marvin Hawkins (51), all from Montgomery, Alabama, were arrested today for their roles in a drug organization that involved the distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine in the Montgomery area, announced George L. Beck, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.  These arrests are the result of a multi-jurisdictional investigation that included numerous agencies.

Over the course of the investigation approximately $800,000 in cash, 11 vehicles, 10 firearms, approximately 9 kilograms of cocaine powder, over an ounce of crack cocaine, and over an ounce of marijuana.

According to court documents, the drug operation was responsible for moving large amounts of illegal narcotics from the Atlanta area to Central Alabama.  A conviction for conspiracy to distribute cocaine or crack cocaine carries a statutory sentence ranging from 10 years to life in prison.

Of the defendants charged in the indictment, many have been arrested and made their initial appearance in United States District Court in Montgomery before United States Magistrate Judge Terry F. Moorer.

The United States has filed motions seeking that all of eight the defendants be held without bond pending trial.

United States Attorney George L. Beck, Jr. reiterated that a grand jury indictment is merely a method of charging a defendant and each defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant=s guilt has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

U.S. Attorney Beck would like to thank the following agencies for their involvement in this case: the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Montgomery Police Department, the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office, the Prattville Police Department and other state and local police departments.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated August 19, 2015