News Release
August 7, 2009
Contact: Jodie Underwood
Number: (206) 553-5443

Seattle Gang Member Sentenced to 8+ Years
Defendant has Prior Convictions for Murder and Assault

AUG 07-- (Seattle) –– DEA Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Arnold R. Moorin and the United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington, Jeffrey Sullivan, announced that Ronald Flemings, 38, was sentenced today in U.S District Court in Seattle to 100 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute.

In October 2008, Flemings was arrested after he delivered 200 Oxycontin 80 MG pills to law enforcement in exchange for $7,000. Flemings had previously served eleven years in prison for murder involving the fatal shooting of another man, and had been convicted of possession of crack cocaine and second-degree assault for an attack that seriously injured his girlfriend. Flemings has been associated with Seattle area gangs including the “BGD’s” (Black Gangster Disciples), and Flemings is currently the “Sergeant at Arms” for a motorcycle gang known as the “Drama Boyz.”

In asking for a significant sentence, Assistant United States Attorney Lisca Borichewski told Judge Pechman that Flemings had “shown a pattern of violence intertwined with drugs that threatens the safety of the community.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the King County Sheriff’s Office.