Leader of Cape Cod Cocaine and Heroin Ring Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 10, 2013|
BOSTON—One of the leaders of a drug trafficking organization operating on Cape Cod was sentenced today to serve 25 years in federal prison.
Kelvin Frye, a/k/a Kelvin Andrews, a/k/a Brian Wright, a/k/a Cool Kel, a/k/a Cool Cal, 29, of East Wareham, was sentenced to 25 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton. Frye, along with Russell Rose, a/k/a Double R, a/k/a Baby Russell, 31, of Randolph, was convicted in December by a jury of participating in a longstanding, entrenched conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin in Falmouth, Mashpee, Bourne, and the surrounding areas on Cape Cod. Fifteen members of the conspiracy were convicted in federal court; a 16th member of the conspiracy died while awaiting trial.
From 2008 through 2010, Frye and Rose were the leaders of an organization responsible for distributing large quantities of cocaine and heroin on Cape Cod. In March 2008, agents began investigating members of the organization and intercepted telephone calls to and from seven cellular telephones used by members of the organization. Agents determined that Frye and Rose were the leaders of the organization, that they had various sources of supply for cocaine and heroin, and that they directed others to distribute the drugs for them. During the investigation, agents seized approximately two kilograms of cocaine and more than 300 grams of heroin. Additionally, the organization had been provided access to empty units at a vacation resort in Falmouth, where they stored and processed drugs and firearms.
Frye was responsible for the distribution of at least 14 kilograms of cocaine, along with nearly a kilogram of heroin. Furthermore, Frye, with assistance from other members of the conspiracy, had attempted to smuggle heroin to Anthony Vaughn, a member of the organization who was serving a federal prison sentence in Pollack, Louisiana, for a prior federal drug trafficking conviction. Frye had previously been sentenced to seven months in federal prison for conspiring to smuggle marijuana to Vaughn while Vaughn was incarcerated. Frye was also previously sentenced to 15 months in prison for a state conviction for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon relating to the shooting of a Cape Cod man.
To date, six other members of the conspiracy have been sentenced:
- Russell Rose, a/k/a Double R, a/k/a Baby Russell, of Randolph was sentenced to 300 months in prison
- Omay Ford, a/k/a Papa Doc, 42, of Boston was sentenced to 180 months in prison
- Michael Andrews, 25, of Falmouth was sentenced to 135 months in prison
- Adalberto Graciani, a/k/a Berto, 39, of Marstons Mills was sentenced to 120 months in prison
- Kyle Hicks, a/k/a Sleepy, a/k/a Sleep, 31, of Marstons Mills was sentenced to 120 months in prison
- Jeremy Wobecky, 38, of Falmouth was sentenced to 44 months in prison
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Kevin Niland, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; John J. Arvantis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Boston Field Division; William P. Offord, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigations in Boston; Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe; Chief Edward Dunne of the Falmouth Police Department; Chief Rodney Collins of the Mashpee Police Department; Chief Dennis R. Woodside of the Bourne Police Department; Chief Brian E. Stewart of the Scituate Police Department; Chief Russell Jenkins of the Braintree Police Department; Chief Paul MacDonald of the Barnstable Police Department; Sheriff James M. Cummings of Barnstable County; and Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald, Jr. of Plymouth County made the announcement today.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys David J. D’Addio and James E. Arnold of Ortiz’s Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force.