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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 16, 2019

Twelve Defendants Facing Federal Charges For Drug Trafficking

AGENTS SEIZE METHAMPHETAMINE, COCAINE, AND MULTIPLE OTHER DRUGS TWELVE INDIVIDUALS ARRESTED

          GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced today that his office secured arrest warrants for twelve separate defendants charged by criminal complaint with various drug trafficking crimes, including conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and other controlled substances in Calhoun County, Kalamazoo County, and elsewhere.

On the morning of December 11, 2019, over 100 federal, state, and local law enforcement officers executed arrest warrants and over a dozen search warrants in five different Michigan counties. Investigators seized cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, over a kilogram of methamphetamine (gross weight), over 50 pounds of processed marijuana and over 300 marijuana plants, and other controlled substances.  Investigators also seized three handguns and over $50,000.

Further details of the allegations may be found in the complaint and 132-page supporting affidavit, which U.S. Magistrate Judge Ray Kent unsealed at the initial appearance of nine of the defendants on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Three other defendants made their appearance on December 13, 2019.

The charges are the result of a multi-agency federal, state, and local investigation into the conspiracy conducted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Battle Creek Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS CI), Emmett Township Police Department, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, St. Joseph Police Department, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, and Michigan State Police.

The charges in the complaint, which carry varying maximum penalties, including up to life in prison for some of the defendants, are merely accusations and are not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. The government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The following individuals were charged:

 

Name

Age

Residence

Andrew Rolando Bravo

37

Battle Creek, Michigan

Wayne Henry Hawley

40

Battle Creek, Michigan

Christopher Michael Dreams

43

Battle Creek, Michigan

Erineo Wallace

44

Lansing, Michigan

Sharell Lana-Mika Hall

32

Dearborn, Michigan

James Walter Shelton, Jr.

37

Battle Creek, Michigan

Jeremiah E. Smith

32

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Rodney Compton

30

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Mark Anthony Mosley

44

Battle Creek, Michigan

Cory Karl Cadieux

39

Battle Creek, Michigan

Troy Edward Bush

44

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Donald Bernard Mosley

49

Battle Creek, Michigan

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 16, 2019