News Release
Date: July 6, 2009
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

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
7503 Forrest Parkway, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Marvin Eugene Acree, age 33
2907 S. Virginia Street, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Danois Lamond Allen, age 32
1516 Shelburne Court, Lexington, Kentucky

Lartavious Montrell Banks, age 24
714 E. Bradshaw St., Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Alajowan Banks, age 24
119 Merritt Street, Guthrie, Kentucky

James Lamonte Dunbar, age 28
307 E. Elm Street, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Corey Lamonte Gray, age 32
209 McLean Avenue, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Anthony Hester, age 30
4125 Fogle Drive, Owensboro, Kentucky

Charles Eugene Jones Jr., age 34
1405 Aspen Drive, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Dwayne Michael Joseph Jr., age 27
216 Country Club Lane, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Rodney Edward Moore, age 31
7607 Glenwood Way, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Alvin Wayne Quarles, age 33
2005 Carl Smith Road, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Perry Moncell Redd, age 34
121 Colonel Drive, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Devona Michelle Riley, age 32
1815 Hopper Court, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Cameyon Daron Roberts, age 23
1431 Durrett Avenue, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Lamon Deron Watkins, age 35
1401 King Drive, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Ronnie Gene Whaley, age 27
722 Young Street, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Rex Whitlock, age 24
39 Green Acres Circle, Guthrie, Kentucky

Demetrius Cortez Williams, age 27
327 Fairview Drive, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Donald Carlyle Williams, age 30
701 E. 7 th Street, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

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.