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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 30, 2017

Four Erie Residents Charged with Dealing Crack Cocaine

ERIE, Pa. – Four Erie residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on charges of violating federal drug laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The 11-count indictment, returned on June 13 and unsealed yesterday, named Ravone Robert Deberry, 24, Paris Xavier Boyd, 28, Chardonna Lasha Gordy, 21, and Andre Javon Knight, 34 as defendants.

According to the indictment presented to the court, the defendants conspired to possess with intent to distribute and distribute crack cocaine. In addition, Deberry and Boyd possessed with intent to distribute and distributed crack cocaine. Knight and Goudy are also charged with using a cellular telephone in the commission of the drug conspiracy.

Andre Javon Knight is a fugitive. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call the FBI in Erie at (814) 452-4516 or the Erie Bureau of Police at (814) 870-1125.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 80 years in prison, a fine of $7,000,000, or both for Deberry; 100 years in prison, a fine of $8,000,000 or both for Boyd; 52 years in prison, a fine of $5,750,000 or both for Knight; and 48 years in prison, a fine of $5,500,000 or both for Goudy. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendants.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The EAGLE task force, which is comprised of members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and the Erie Police Department, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 30, 2017