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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Nine Men Arrested In Binghamton Area Drug Investigation

FBI, NYSP and Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force Led Investigation

BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK – Nine (9) Binghamton area men were arrested today on federal drug conspiracy charges following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), the New York State Police and the Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian. The charges filed in federal court allege that the nine (9) men were engaged in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine powder, crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana and prescription drugs as part of a drug trafficking organization known as “the Eddie Block Gang.”  The criminal complaint alleges that the conspiracy operated from January 2014 to present. 

The defendants are:

IZABIVONE L. HUGHES, aka “Zay” and “Baby Boy,” age 22, of Johnson City, New York
ANTHONY E. BOYD, JR., aka “Height,” age 24, of Endicott, New York
TERRILL S. COLLINS, aka “LI” and “Neva Curve,” age 23, of Binghamton, New York
JOHN P. ABBADESSA, age 21, of Binghamton, New York
JALON T. PARKER, aka “Flex” and “Slizzy” age 23, of Binghamton, New York
ANTHONY J. RANDOLPH, JR., aka “Bleach,” age 29, of Binghamton, New York
RASHAWN C. CAUTHEN, aka “Tego,” age 24, of Binghamton, New York
AALIM M. SHABAZZ, aka “Hash,” age 23, of Binghamton, New York
and THEODORE J. COOK, aka “Tato,” age 27, of Binghamton, New York

If convicted of drug conspiracy, the defendants face maximum sentences of up to life imprisonment, minimum sentences of at least ten (10) years imprisonment, a term of supervised release of at least five (5) years following imprisonment and a fine of up to $10 million.

Anthony J. Randolph, Jr., aka “Bleach” is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and faces a maximum sentence of up to ten (10) years imprisonment, a term of supervised release of three (3) years following imprisonment, and a fine of up to $250,000.

The defendants were arraigned today in Binghamton, New York, before United States Magistrate Judge Therese Wiley-Dancks

The charges in the complaint are merely accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This case was investigated by The FBI, The New York State Police and the Broome County  Special Investigations Unit Task Force, which is comprised of officers and detectives of the City of Binghamton Police Department, the Broome County Sheriff’s Office, the Johnson City Police Department and the Endicott Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miroslav Lovric.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated November 18, 2015