Five Perrine residents arrested for their involvement in a drug trafficking network
MIAMI - Tedrick “Ted” King, 45, Wilhemnia Nottage, 35, Corey Evans, 28, Christopher McCollur, a/k/a “Block,” 32, Keyon Harris, 37, and Jonis Webster, a/k/a “J.J.,” 39, all of Miami-Dade County, were arrested this morning as part of the Southern District of Florida’s Violence Reduction Initiative for their involvement in a drug trafficking network believed to be the largest source of narcotics supply in the neighborhood of Perrine.
The Criminal Complaint charges the six defendants with a conspiracy that spanned October 2018 through June 2019, to possess with intent to distribute narcotics, and possession with intent to distribute narcotics.
The Criminal Complaint arises from a joint investigation conducted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Miami-Dade Police Department involving Ted King and his criminal associates (the “King Enterprise”), including the charged defendants, for crimes including narcotics distribution and money laundering. Since the start of the investigation, law enforcement officers have conducted approximately 30 controlled narcotics purchases from the King Enterprise, including cocaine, marijuana, and Molly. Law enforcement, through the course of physical surveillance, controlled purchases of narcotics, and debriefs with witnesses, concluded that the King Enterprise is the largest current source of cocaine distribution in the neighborhood of Perrine. The investigation has revealed that the King Enterprise utilizes multiple locations to distribute narcotics, store narcotics, and conceal the proceeds of the narcotics sales.
Fourteen individuals have also been arrested and face state charges for related criminal conduct. The investigation remains pending, and additional individuals involved in the sales of illegal drugs may also be arrested and prosecuted. If convicted of possessing with intent to distribute controlled substances, or conspiracy to do same, the defendants face up to 20 years in prison.
This case was investigated by the DEA Miami Division, the FBI Miami Field Office, and the Miami-Dade PD, with assistance from the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office and Homestead PD. It is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.