19 Indicted In New Haven Crack And Oxycodone Ring: U.S. Atty

NEW HAVEN, CT — Federal and local law enforcement announced Friday that 19 individuals from the New Haven area were indicted on federal narcotics offenses related to the distribution of crack cocaine and oxycodone.

The FBI New Haven Safe Streets Gane Task Force started investigating a drug trafficking organization headed by Jermayne Butler, the U.S. Attorney Office District of Connecticut said in a statement. Surveillance, controlled drug buys and wiretaps were used during the investigation.

Most arrests occurred on Feb. 6. Seven firearms, ammunition, 100 grams of crack and about $14,000 in cash was seized.

The following people were indicted:

JERMAYNE BUTLER, a.k.a. "Main," "Main Live" and "Liver," 36, of New HavenTYRESE HARGROVE, a.k.a. "T.Y.," 36, of New HavenDEQUEISHA SLEDGE, a.k.a. "Queish" and "Shontay," 35, of New HavenTORRENCE GAMBLE, a.k.a. "Bones" and "Bone," 44, of New HavenRONNIE GORDON, a.k.a. "Pop," 36, of New HavenANTHONY MCBRIDE, a.k.a. "Moto," 49, of New HavenJOEY FULLER, 28, of New HavenMALCOLM NEWTON, a.k.a. "Biggie," 23, of New HavenMARQUIS PARKER, 25, of New HavenMARVIN SPRUILL, a.k.a. "Marv," 25, of West HavenMILTON VEREEN, a.k.a. "M.D.," 38, of New HavenRASHAAN WOOLFOLK, a.k.a. "Booka," 26, of West HavenHUSAIN REDMOND, a.k.a. "Pullie," 37, of West HavenROBERT THOMPSON, a.k.a. "Bobby D" and "Bobby Diesel," 49, of New HavenCHAUNCEY EVANS, a.k.a. "Chaos," 45, of New HavenCARNELL EDWARDS, 47, of BridgeportOSVALDO SAEZ, 30, of New Haven

ZARKEE SANDERS, 40, of Hamden

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The indictment charges Butler, Gamble and Sanders with conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, 280 grams or more of cocaine base ("crack"). If convicted of this charge, the defendants face a minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum term of imprisonment of life.

Hargrove, Sledge, Gordon, McBride, Fuller, Newton, Parker, Spruill, Redmond, Evans, Edwards and Saez are charged with conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, 28 grams or more of cocaine base. If convicted of this charge, the defendants face a minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years. Woolfook is charged with conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, a quantity of cocaine base, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

Butler, Hargrove, Sledge, Spruill, Vereen and Thompson are charged with conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, oxycodone, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

In addition, the indictment charges each of the defendants with one of more counts of possession and/or distribution of crack cocaine and/or oxycodone.

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