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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 31, 2020

Nine Individuals Charged For Conspiring To Distribute Fentanyl, Heroin, And Cocaine In Daytona Beach Area

Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the return of two indictments charging nine individuals involved with drug trafficking organizations operating in Daytona Beach. The first indictment charges Matthew Zachariah Humphrey (25, Daytona Beach) and Janee Reve Najee Kelly (31, Daytona Beach) with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and with possessing firearms in furtherance of that offense. The second indictment charges Maxwell Garvice Johnson (29, Ormond Beach), Jeremy Rashan Tarrand (39, Mascotte), Robert Lee Hamilton, Jr. (36, Daytona Beach), Dawnte Dequite Benjamin Davis (22, Daytona Beach), Felicia Mae Riley (35, Edgewater), Jeniver Sebastian Scott, Jr. (32, Daytona Beach), and Sharrod Solomon Favors (29, Daytona Beach) with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin. If convicted, each faces a minimum mandatory term of 5 years, and up to 40 years, in federal prison for each count. Humphrey and Kelly each face an additional 5 years’ imprisonment for possessing firearms in furtherance of the offense. The indictment also notifies each defendant that the United States intends to forfeit traceable proceeds of the offense.

According to the first indictment, beginning on an unknown date, but no later than December 6, 2019, and continuing through July 29, 2020, Humphrey and Kelly conspired with each other and others to distribute controlled substances, including 40 grams or more of a substance containing fentanyl. According to the second indictment, beginning on an unknown date, but no later than April 3, 2020, and continuing through July 29, 2020, Johnson, Tarrand, Hamilton, Davis, Riley, Scott, and Favors conspired to distribute controlled substances, including 40 grams or more of fentanyl, 100 grams or more of heroin, and 500 grams of cocaine.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, the Daytona Beach Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dana Hill.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Firearms Offenses
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Updated July 31, 2020