Bowling Green Man Indicted on Drug Charges and Intimidating Witnesses
APR 10 -- BOWLING GREEN, KY - A federal grand jury in Bowling Green, returned a superseding indictment charging Dominique Jamaal Todd, a/k/a Kilo Escobar, age 21, of 369 Paddlewheel Drive, Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County, on multiple charges of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine and ecstacy, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and additional charges of threatening and intimidating a material witness, U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today.
The Superseding indictment alleges that Todd did knowingly intimidate, threaten, and attempt to intimidate and threaten a material witness, who was also the confidential informant, by directing a telephone call be placed to the material witness and asking him if he was going to be "man enough to come testify. . . when he [Kilo] go to trial?" When the material witness indicated that he did not know what the defendant was talking about, the defendant further threatened and attempted to intimidate the material witness by warning him that "when you go to your son's funeral, you will find out." This telephone call was made with the intent to influence and prevent the testimony of the material witness at the pending jury trial of Todd.
The original Indictment was filed on October 17, 2007, and alleged the following: that on or about August 3 and August 7, 2007, in Warren County, Todd knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute and distributed 50 grams or more of crack cocaine, worth at least $10,000 (total); that on or about August 15, 2007, he knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute and distributed approximately 200 pills of ecstacy, worth at least $4,000 on the street; and that on or about August 23, 2007, in Warren County, he knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine ($5,000 approximate street value), 50 grams or more of methamphetamine ($5,000 approximate street value), and approximately 35 pills of ecstacy, worth at least $700 on the street.
In the event of a conviction, the maximum potential penalties are life imprisonment, a $16,500,000 fine, and supervised release for a period of 5 years.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Kinnicutt, and it was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Todd is scheduled to appear for arraignment before the United States Magistrate Judge on April 23, 2008, at 10:00 a.m., in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
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