March 02, 2018
Phone Number: (954) 660-4500
Eleven Members Of Lakeland Drug Trafficking Organization Charged
Caused four overdose deaths, an overdose resulting in serious bodily injury, and associated heroin, fentanyl trafficking charges
A 10-count superseding indictment was unsealed charging Hasan Pearson, a/k/a “Julio,” a/k/a “Hoov” (35, Lakeland); Salik Stevens, a/k/a “Carlito,” a/k/a “Dough” (35, Lakeland); William Jones, a/k/a “Book” (38, Mulberry); Dominic Matthews, a/k/a “Gargamel” (30, Lakeland); Ladarius Oglesby, a/k/a “Hitta” (23, Lakeland); Naboris Lampkin, a/k/a “Beezy” (32, Lakeland); Jeminine (37, Lakeland); Prince (36, Lakeland); Justin Lee (33, Lakeland); John Evit (51, Lakeland); and Dalyshia (27, Lakeland). Each faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.
According to the indictment, from at least March 2016 through August 30, 2017, these 11 individuals were part of a conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl, and fentanyl analogues in the Central Florida. During the conspiracy, the distribution of these substances resulted in four deaths and serious bodily injury to another individual.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Tampa District Office, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the Lakeland Police Department, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. It will be prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.