21 Indicted in Kentucky Crack Cocaine Conspiracy
-DEA Investigation focused on conspiracy in Christian County
JUL 06 -- LOUISVILLE, KY - Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky announced today that a federal grand jury in Paducah returned an indictment against 21 individuals on charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine). The indicted individuals are:
Amanda Elaine Bush, age 41
Marvin Eugene Acree, age 33
Danois Lamond Allen, age 32
Lartavious Montrell Banks, age 24
Alajowan Banks, age 24
James Lamonte Dunbar, age 28
Corey Lamonte Gray, age 32
Anthony Hester, age 30
Charles Eugene Jones Jr., age 34
Dwayne Michael Joseph Jr., age 27
Rodney Edward Moore, age 31
Alvin Wayne Quarles, age 33
Perry Moncell Redd, age 34
Devona Michelle Riley, age 32
Cameyon Daron Roberts, age 23
Lamon Deron Watkins, age 35
Ronnie Gene Whaley, age 27
Rex Whitlock, age 24
Demetrius Cortez Williams, age 27
Donald Carlyle Williams, age 30
The Indictment alleges that between June 2007, and June 2009, in the Western District of Kentucky, and elsewhere, the defendants agreed and conspired with each other and with others, to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than fifty grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.” The indictment does not set forth the total quantity of crack cocaine distributed, other than to say that it is fifty grams or more, which is the statutory minimum quantity for which the maximum penalties may be exacted.
In the event of a conviction, the maximum potential penalties are life imprisonment, an $8,000,000 fine, and supervised release for life; and the mandatory minimum penalties are ten years imprisonment, a $4,000,000 fine, and supervised release for a period of five years.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Larry Fentress, and it was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
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The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.