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Press Release

Head of Fort Worth Drug Trafficking Organization Charged

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas

The head of a Fort Worth drug trafficking operation and his associate have been federal charged, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Leigha Simonton.

Leeroy Marquee Jones, aka Aladdin, 32, and Christopher Antwuan George, 21, were charged via criminal complaint with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, a federal crime.

During their arrest, Demarcus Taylor, a federal fugitive previously charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, was also arrested.

According to the complaint, Mr. Jones was identified as the head of a drug trafficking organization that dealt fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana in Fort Worth’s “stop six” neighborhood. He was allegedly a multi-kilogram distributor.

On Jan. 19, enforcement executed search warrants at three stash houses allegedly run by Mr. Jones and seized 500 grams of suspected fentanyl, 400 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 16 firearms, and a large amount of U.S. currency.

“Seeking justice and a safe community is a team effort. Through our partnership with the Hood County Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Worth Police Department, guns and drugs, including thousands of potential deadly doses of fentanyl, are off our streets.  Violent criminal drug networks poisoning our neighborhoods will be held accountable.  You cannot hide.”

- DEA Fort Worth Special Agent in Charge Eduardo A. Chávez

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation of criminal conduct, not evidence. Both defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

If convicted, they face up 10 years to life in federal prison.

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Fort Worth District Office, the Hood County Sherriff’s Office, and the Fort Worth Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Montes is prosecuting the case.

Contact

Erin Dooley 
Press Officer
214-659-8707
erin.dooley@usdoj.gov

Updated January 24, 2023

Topics
Drug Trafficking