Department of Justice Employee and Eight Others
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Nine members of an alleged cocaine and oxycodone trafficking conspiracy have been arrested this morning on a federal indictment in South Florida. The indictment was announced by Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division, and Pamela C. Marsh, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
The federal indictment alleges that Andre Barbary, 36, Scott Barnes, 40, Kim Carswell, 34, Willie
This case has been investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of
Because the allegations involve a member of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami, the U.S. Department of Justice recused the Southern District of Florida, at that office’s request, from investigating and prosecuting the case.
The defendants face up to life in prison on Count One of the Indictment, up to four years in prison on count two, and up to 20 years in prison on Count Three.
An indictment is merely an allegation by a grand jury that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the Government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.