Monday, July 02, 2012

Seventeen Charged in Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

PITTSBURGH—Thirteen residents of Pennsylvania and four residents of Ohio have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal drug laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The 18-count indictment, returned on June 12 and unsealed today, named the following individuals:

Kashma Jordan a/k/a Gold, 32, of 3349 Lodwick Drive, Warren, Ohio, 44485;
Robert Harvey a/k/a Bob, 38, of 2692 Brier Street SE, Warren, Ohio, 44484;
Juan Worthey, Jr. a/k/a Bones, 37, of 163 Church Street, Washington, Pennsylvania, 15301;
Mario Rodgers a/k/a Rio, 39, of 527 Washington Street NE, Warren, Ohio, 44483;
Brandon Wise a/k/a B-Wise, 28, of 133 Maple Avenue, Washington, Pennsylvania, 15301;
Allan Williams, 37, of 4475 Berkshire Drive SE, Warren, Ohio, 44485;
Will Levy a/k/a Q, 37, of 28 Central Avenue, Washington, Pennsylvania, 15301;
Keith Malone a/k/a K-Rizz, 36, of 940 Bruce Street, Washington, Pennsylvania, 15301;
Alex Hockett, 25, 311 W. Maiden Street, Washington, Pennsylvania, 15301;
Brent Anderson, 30, of 2920 Taft Street, Washington, Pennsylvania, 15301;
Eric Everett a/k/a Fifty, 27, of 207 S. 20th Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17104;
Brandon Boone, 29, of 750 Cleveland Road, Washington, Pennsylvania, 15301;
Joshua Williams, 32, 305 Donnan Avenue, Apartment 2, Washington, Pennsylvania, 15301;
Christina Wright, 34, 735 Regent Drive, Washington, Pennsylvania, 15301;
Terrell Percy Williams a/k/a Rel, 33, of 1413 Soles Street, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, 15132;
Michael Porter, 30, of 501 Pirl Street, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, 15132;
and Derrick Knox, 31, of 804 Josephine Street, E. McKeesport, Pennsylvania, 15035.

According to the indictment, from in and around January 2011 and continuing thereafter to in and around June 2012, the 17 defendants and others conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. Additionally, Knox, Levy, Terrell Percy Williams, Wise, Malone, and Wright are charged in separate instances of distributing less than 500 grams of cocaine; Worthey is charged with distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine; and Wise also is charged with distributing less than 28 grams of cocaine base in and around Washington, Pennsylvania.

The law provides for a maximum sentence of not less than 10 years and up to life in prison, a fine of $10,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Barbara K. Swartz is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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