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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Final Four Defendants Sentenced In Twenty-Four Member Crystal Methamphetamine Conspiracy

          GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN - U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced today the final sentences have been imposed in the prosecution of a 24-member drug trafficking operation. Darrell Lee-Lamont Summers II, Daryl Kevin Cannon, Timothy Roy Mason, and Tremain Lamar Braxton were sentenced this week following their convictions for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and related crimes after a ten-day trial in November before the Honorable Robert J. Jonker, Chief United States District Judge. The remaining 20 defendants were sentenced between May 2019 and February 2020 for crimes committed as a part of the conspiracy.

          The evidence at trial demonstrated that the leaders of the conspiracy, including Summers, Cannon, Raymond Demetrius Stovall, and Richard Lee James, Jr., brought or sent, in total, hundreds of thousands of dollars to suppliers in California and Arizona, including Kentrell Terome Dunn, who subsequently shipped hundreds of pounds of methamphetamine back to Michigan through the mail to them and others in the organization. The cash deliveries and shipments took place between 2016 and 2018. The organization largely distributed the methamphetamine in southwest Michigan, including in greater Kalamazoo. Law enforcement intercepted three packages during the investigation, which in total contained approximately 14 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, between 96% and 99% pure. At the time of the interceptions, those 14 pounds alone were worth more than $40,000 on the southwest border from which they shipped and nearly $100,000 wholesale in Michigan.  

 

The Court imposed the following sentences on the conspirators:

Defendant

Age

City

Sentence

David Richard Uminn

36

Kalamazoo

262 months

Darrell Lee-Lamont Summers II

29

Benton Harbor

240 months

Daryl Kevin Cannon

27

Benton Harbor

240 months

Raymond Demetrius Stovall

30

Benton Harbor

225 months

Kentrell Terome Dunn

34

Phoenix, Arizona

210 months

Richard Lee James, Jr.

28

Benton Harbor

210 months

Robert Bruce Armstrong

66

Kalamazoo

180 months

Timothy Roy Mason

40

Benton Harbor and Erie, Pennsylvania

180 months

Tremain Lamar Braxton

31

Benton Harbor

180 months

Scotty Deandre-Marcus Campbell

27

Benton Harbor

168 month

Michael John Marcon

33

Kalamazoo

156 months

Andrew Peter Bagley

31

Kalamazoo

156 months

Eshawn Jamier Whiteside

22

Kalamazoo

145 months

Ronald Eugene Goodloe, Jr.

31

Benton Harbor

130 months

Robert Duane Kniss

46

Kalamazoo

120 months

Gerry Lionel Winston, Jr.

36

Kalamazoo

120 months

Aaron Earl Rimpson

29

Kalamazoo

120 months

Ronnie Deval Smith, Jr.

26

Kalamazoo

120 months

Kandy Kay Kirby

48

Kalamazoo

90 months

Richard Farmer, Sr.

45

Atlanta, Georgia

60 months

DeMichael Mishaun Horn

20

Benton Harbor

60 months

Michael Dewayne Horn

21

Benton Harbor

42 months

Ericka George

32

Kalamazoo

24 months

Daisy Laverne Dyer

44

Benton Harbor

18 months

          "These substantial sentences, ranging from years to decades, should serve as a stark warning to others who might aspire to become drug dealers, or to provide assistance to them," said U.S. Attorney Birge. "Crystal methamphetamine is a dangerous drug, and these sentences underscore the serious consequences for those who get involved in its distribution."

          "A coordinated effort from multiple law enforcement agencies successfully removed two dozen violent and dangerous drug dealers from southwest Michigan, but the work of protecting these communities continues," said Steven M. D’Antuono, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Detroit Division. "The FBI’s resolve to identify criminals who are trafficking these substances and bringing them to justice has not faltered and we will continue to work hand-in-hand with the DEA, SWET, and KVET to achieve this goal."

          This case was investigated by the FBI, the DEA, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team, and the Southwest Enforcement Team (a component of the Michigan State Police), who were assisted by the U.S. Marshals Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Michigan Department of Corrections, the Portage Police Department, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office, and TSA Investigations – Detroit Field Office. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Justin M. Presant, Jonathan Roth, Vito S. Solitro, and retired Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Courtade prosecuted the case.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 21, 2020