7 members of cocaine trafficking ring sentenced to federal prison | Crime
Montgomery, Alabama – Six members of a local drug trafficking organization were sentenced yesterday, announced George L. Beck, Jr., United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. U.S. District Judge Myron H. Thompson sentenced Eric Jerome Parker, 30, of Troy; Christopher Darrin Alloway, 23, of Troy; Ronisha Rawshon Carter, 21, of Troy; Willie Pereze Boggan, 27, of Greenville; Brian Javoris Walker, 30, of Greenville; and Kelvin Dewayne Anderson, 33, of Dothan, on drug trafficking charges. They join Jason Terrell Davenport, 21, of Troy, who was sentenced on July 5, 2012.
The defendants plead guilty to conspiring to distribute multiple kilograms of crack cocaine and cocaine powder. They admitted that they worked for a drug organization operating in the Pike, Houston and Butler County areas and that the drugs were coming from Atlanta and distributed in the Middle District. Parker also pled guilty to laundering the drug organization’s proceeds. Two other co-defendants have pled guilty and are still awaiting sentencing.
The seven defendants received a combined sentence of 772 months in prison, or a little more than 64 years. Parker received 210 months in prison, Boggan and Anderson received a 135-month sentence, Walker received 120 months, Alloway and Davenport received 63 months, and Carter received 46 months. There is no parole in the federal system.
“Drug dealers destroy people, families and communities, and by taking these seven drug dealers off the streets, we have made the streets a safer place,” announced U.S. Attorney Beck. “My office will continue to do everything under the law to take these drug dealers away from the communities they seek to destroy. I also want to give a special thanks to the local law enforcement that helped in the investigation. Without their help, big cases like this would not have such great success.”
“The collaborative law enforcement efforts by DEA Montgomery, Troy Police Department, Greenville Police Department, Houston County Sheriff’s Office and our other federal, state and local counterparts sends an undeniable message to drug dealers in the Middle District of Alabama area: your illegal activities are not welcomed here,” stated DEA Resident Agent in Charge, Marshall Simons. “The indictment and arrests in this case represents the collective and symbolic voice of the fine citizenry in this community who have resolved to partner with us to take back their streets. The men and women of DEA remain steadfast in our commitment to this endeavor.”
The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, Troy Police Department, Greenville Police Department, Houston County Sheriff’s Department, Alabama State Troopers, and the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Gray M. Borden and Verne H. Speirs.
Information Source: U.S. Department of Justice
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