Six Charged With Trafficking Heroin In South Tampa
Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the unsealing of a twelve-count indictment charging Edward McKenzie (39, Tampa), George Perdigon, a/k/a “Lee” (48, Tampa), Gregory Phelps (61, Tampa), Michael Regan (40, Sun City Center), James Dunn, a/k/a “Wiggy” (34, New York City), and Jesse Greer, a/k/a “Alex” (40, Tampa) with distribution of heroin and/or conspiracy to traffic heroin. If convicted, each faces up to 40 years in federal prison. The indictment also notifies the defendants that the United States intends to forfeit the property located at 3608 West Oklahoma Avenue in Tampa, which the defendants allegedly used to facilitate and further the conspiracy.
According to the indictment, from August 2015 through April 2016, McKenzie, Perdigon, Phelps, Regan, Dunn, and Greer participated in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in and around South Tampa.
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 jointly investigated by the Tampa Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dan Baeza.