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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 23, 2018

Federal Grand Jury Indictment Charging 23 Individuals Is Unsealed

MACON: Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that on July 11, 2018, a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Macon, Georgia returned a sealed indictment.  That indictment has now been unsealed, revealing charges against 23 individuals.  An indictment is only an allegation of criminal conduct, and all of the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt. 

“I want to thank our Federal, State and local law enforcement partners for their hard work bringing this case before the Federal Grand Jury,” said United States Attorney Peeler. 

Seventeen of the individuals were charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, more than 500 grams of cocaine, more than 28 grams of crack cocaine, and marijuana, which carries a mandatory minimum of 10 years in federal prison and up to life in prison.  The individuals charged with that crime were:

RICARDO BODIFORD a/k/a Rico, age 32, Moultrie, Georgia

DAVID SPRADLEY a/k/a ManMan, age 35, Moultrie, Georgia

ERIC TOWNSEND, age 29, Moultrie, Georgia

JOHNTAVIOUS JOHNSON a/k/a Mikey, age 32, Moultrie, Georgia

STACY McLELLAN, age 50, Moultrie, Georgia

BRENTON MILLER, age 31, Moultrie, Georgia

REGINA MILLER, age 35, Moultrie, Georgia

JOSH WHALEY, age 37, Tallahassee, Florida

KRISTEN DISMUKE, age 30, Moultrie, Georgia

TORRANZA McNEAL a/k/a Cheese a/k/a Meke, age 38, Moultrie, Georgia

ERIC LAMAR, age 35, Moultrie, Georgia

TRABIAN JONES, age 41, Moultrie, Georgia

RAMON WHITE, age 35, Moultrie, Georgia

JAMES FIELDER, age 34, Moultrie, Georgia

JARVIS WEST, age 31, Moultrie, Georgia

TONY STAMPER a/k/a Buggie, age 29, Moultrie, Georgia; and

BRYANT PITTMAN a/k/a “John Gotti,” age 35, Moultrie, Georgia

Five individuals were charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, which carries a mandatory minimum of 10 years in federal prison and up to life in prison.  The individuals charged with that crime were:

GABINO TOBIAS, age 44, Fairburn, Georgia

MARIA DEL CARMEN SALAZAR-MIRALES, age 44, Fairburn, Georgia

ALEJANDRO BUSTAMANTE, age 30, Moultrie, Georgia

GRICELDA BUSTAMANTE GUTIERREZ, age 36, Norman Park, Georgia

RICARDO GUTIERREZ a/k/a Dizzy, age 31, Norman Park, Georgia

Five individuals were charged with distribution of more than 5 grams of methamphetamine, which carries a mandatory minimum of 5 years in federal prison and up to life in prison.  The individuals charged with that crime were:

RICARDO BODIFORD a/k/a Rico, age 32, Moultrie, Georgia

JARVIS WEST, age 31, Moultrie, Georgia

JOHNTAVIOUS JOHNSON a/k/a Mikey, age 32, Moultrie, Georgia

DAVID SPRADLEY a/k/a ManMan, age 35, Moultrie, Georgia

ERIC TOWNSEND, age 29, Moultrie, Georgia

DAVID SPRADLEY a/k/a ManMan, age 35, Moultrie, Georgia, is charged with possession of more than 500 grams cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.  If convicted of both charges, he faces a mandatory minimum of 5 years in federal prison and up to life in prison.

GRICELDA BUSTAMANTE GUTIERREZ a/k/a Chela, age 36, Norman Park, Georgia is also charged with possession of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number; aiding and abetting possession of a firearm by an illegal alien; and aiding and abetting possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  If convicted on these charges, she faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in federal prison and up to life in prison.

RICARDO GUTIERREZ a/k/a Dizzy, age 31, Norman Park, Georgia, is also charged with possession of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number; possession of a firearm by an illegal alien; and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  If convicted on these charges, he faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in federal prison and up to life in prison.

GABINO TOBIAS, age 44, Fairburn, Georgia, is also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; possession of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a stolen firearm; and possession of a firearm by an illegal alien.  If convicted on these charges, he faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in federal prison and up to life in prison.

MARIA DEL CARMEN SALAZAR-MIRALES, age 44, Fairburn, Georgia, is also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; possession of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a stolen firearm; and possession of a firearm by an illegal alien.  If convicted on all of these charges, she faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in federal prison and up to life in prison.

RICARDO BODIFORD a/k/a Rico, age 32, Moultrie, Georgia is also charged with distribution of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, maintaining a drug involved premises, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.  If convicted of these charges, he faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in federal prison and up to life in prison.

ERIC TOWNSEND, age 29, Moultrie, Georgia is also charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute; possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  If convicted of these charges, he faces a mandatory minimum of 5 years in federal prison and up to life in prison.

BRAD TUFF, age 38, Norman Park, Georgia, is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana.  If convicted, he faces up to 5 years in federal prison.

The case was investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office, the Moultrie Police Department, and the Leon County Florida Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Leah E. McEwen is prosecuting the case for the Government.

Questions concerning this release should be directed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 621-2603.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 24, 2018