Thursday, December 2, 2010

Brockton Man Netted in Dorchester Cocaine Drug Bust

The BrocktonPost
BOSTON--A Brockton man and Quincy woman were among 18 other people charged in U.S. District Court in Boston today after a year-long investigation into an alleged nearly two-decades old family run Dorchester cocaine and crack trafficking ring in a Greenwood Street neighborhood.
Ryan Morris, 44, of Brockton and Nicole Willis, 35, of Quincy were charged along with 18 others from Dorchester and Jamaica Plain with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of more than 500 grams of cocaine and more than 280 grams of cocaine base, according to a statement issued today by U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz's office.
The complaint alleges between June 2009 and December 2, 2010, the defendants
distributed cocaine and crack throughout the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain.
Michael Williams, 43, of Dorchester--the reported head of the ring--allegedly used two Greenwood Street triple-deckers in Dorchester to store cocaine, cook cocaine into cocaine base and run his cocaine trafficking organization.
Affidavits provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office allege Williams and other family members have been running a highly successful and entrenched cocaine and crack drug ring that has been in operation since the early 1990s.
In addition to the arrests, search warrants were executed at thirteen locations. These locations include the following properties in Dorchester: 10 Coffey St., Apt. 2; 132 Greenwood St., Apt. 3; 19 Brenton St., Apt. 2; 82 Centre St.;1320 Dorchester Ave., Rear; 8 Peacevale Rd.; 12 Nottingham St., Apt. 12A; 67 Washington St., Apt. 11; 60 Thetford, Apt. 2; 71 Sawyer Ave., Apt. 3; Quincy: 108 Sumner St., Apt. 2; Brockton: 15 Packard Way; and Jamaica Plain: 302 Centre St., Apt. 2.
Investigators also seized safety deposit boxes and three bank accounts, as
well as forfeit 14 vehicles and the following Dorchester properties that were allegedly used in the drug operation: 132, 136 and 138 Greenwood St. and 8 Peacevale Road.
Investigators used wire taps, electronic surveillance and drug buys as part of the bust.
If convicted, each of these defendants face a minimum mandatory of 10 years to life in prison, followed by a term of life of supervised release and a $4,000,000 fine.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; John Gibbons, U.S. Marshal, District of Massachusetts; and Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis made the announcement today.
Also arrested and charged were:
Dwayne Person, 40; Dennis Person; Kervin Pena, 24; Anastacio Lopez, 34; Noel William, 54; Eydris Adams, 34; Nicole Moore, 33; Beverly Person, 39; Jerome Marion, 33; Donald William, 33; George Leary, 60; Ramon Lomax, 46; Anthony Madden, 49; Shawn Walker, 35; Debra Brown, 50; and Frank Copeland,45, all of Dorchester.
Miguel Angel Nouel, 30 of Jamaica Plain was also charged.

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