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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Twelve Charged in Takedown of Capital Region Drug Trafficking Ring

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Twelve people have been charged for their involvement in a drug trafficking ring that operated in Schenectady and Albany.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The charges are merely accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The following defendants are charged in a cocaine and crack cocaine distribution conspiracy:

Name

Age

Residence

Minimum and Maximum Penalties

Darren Charles Robinson, aka “Mountain”

53

Schenectady and Teaneck,
New Jersey

10 years (min.); life (max.)

Jose Gilberto Harris

57

Manhattan

5 years (min.); 40 years (max.)

Lashaunda Tarver

38

Schenectady

5 years (min.); 40 years (max.)

Yusef Boothman, aka “Rocket”

38

Schenectady

5 years (min.); 40 years (max.)

Bobby R. Graham

50

Albany

20 years (max.)

Shenika D. Boyd, aka “Misses”

37

Albany

30 years (max.)

Marty Humphrey

65

Schenectady

30 years (max.)

Jalessa Scott

26

Schenectady

20 years (max.)

Willie C. Hayes, aka “Man”

45

Schenectady

20 years (max.)

Kimberly Petties, aka “Shorty”

48

Schenectady

30 years (max.)

Manuel Clemente

61

Manhattan

20 years (max.)

Additionally, Robinson and Corey White, Jr., aka “Stacks,” age 34, of Schenectady, are charged by separate indictment with conspiring to distribute heroin, and possession of heroin, for which each faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case is being investigated by the FBI and its Capital District Safe Streets Gang Task Force, which includes FBI Special Agents and members of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Schenectady Police Department, Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Albany County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, and the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 10, 2017