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

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Grand Jury Charges Seven People In Oxy Trafficking Conspiracy

PITTSBURGH – A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment today against residents of Pennsylvania and Detroit, Michigan, on charges of violating the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The seven-count superseding indictment named:

  • Telano Lanard White, 32, of Jackson, Michigan;
  • Brandy Marie Bara, a/k/a Brandy Marie White, 33, of Turtle Creek, PA;
  • Tarrance Mays, Jr., 30, of Fraser, Michigan;
  • Lamont Eric Whitfield, 33, of Novi, Michigan;
  • Corey Manuel Rodriguez, 28, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;
  • Nicole Goughler, 42, of Pittsburgh, PA; and
  • Max Matthew Guardalabene, 29, of Pittsburgh, PA.

The superseding indictment expanded the period of the drug conspiracy to the Spring of 2011 to July 10, 2014 (the conspiracy charged in the original indictment spanned only May 13, 2014 to July 10, 2014). The superseding indictment also added significant forfeiture allegations which seek the forfeiture of, among other items, a Bentley Continental automobile and four other vehicles, more than $80,000 worth of jewelry, expensive Rolex watches, and $31,882 in U.S. currency. No additional defendants or charges were brought in the superseding indictment.

With respect to each count of the superseding indictment, the law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000 or both. 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 defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Pennsylvania State Police, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police conducted the investigation leading to the superseding indictment.

Updated July 14, 2015