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Forty-Nine Indicted on Federal Drug Charges

U.S. Attorney’s Office August 01, 2012
  • Southern District of Mississippi (601) 965-4480

GULFPORT, MS—Forty-nine individuals are facing drug charges in four separate federal indictments unsealed on Wednesday, August 1, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis; Jimmy S. Fox III, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Orleans Field Division; and Daniel McMullen, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi.

A number of defendants were arrested on Wednesday, August 1, during a round up conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; ICE Homeland Security Investigations; U.S. Marshals Service; Mississippi Highway Patrol; Jackson County Sheriff’s Office; Moss Point Police Department; Harrison County Sheriff’s Office; Gulfport Police Department; and various task forces.

The first indictment charges 23 individuals with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and related drug charges. Charged in the indictment are:

NameAgeCity of Residence
*Ramon Derrell Goldsmith, a/k/a Derrell, a/k/a Gold 42 Moss Point, MS
Keeleon Kevin Tennard, a/k/a KT, a/k/a Keelon Tennard 26 Houston, TX
Larry Fort Bennett, Jr. 27 Baytown, TX
Clifton Joseph Goudeau, Jr. a/k/a CJ 30 Baytown, TX
Deron Xavier Deflanders, a/k/a Twin 39 Pascagoula, MS
Charles Lamont Fountain, a/k/a C 34 Pascagoula, MS
Connie Dean Lovelace a/k/a, Conner Dean 47 Moss Point, MS
Christopher George Davison, a/k/a Flip 45 Moss Point, MS
J.F. Felder, III, a/k/a Johnathan Felder 26 Houston, TX
*Roderick Maurice Armstrong, a/k/a Maurice, a/k/a Dino 35 Moss Point, MS
Marcella Vonetta Mack 19 Houston, TX
Jermayne Denord Rubins 21 Humble, TX
Rafael Tremayne Bass 41 Gautier, MS
Willie Alphonse Hurd 34 Moss Point, MS
Shaun Germelle Washington, a/k/a Fat G,  a/k/a Big G, a/k/a Strap, a/k/a Shawn Washington 39 Moss Point, MS
Bernard Milford Bell, Jr. 39 Moss Point, MS
Shane Allan Young, a/k/a Slim 23 Moss Point, MS
David Scott Blackwell 48 Hendersonville, TN
*Treneal Denard Williams, a/k/a Bo Bo 33 Moss Point, MS
Terrance Terrell Thompson, a/k/a Black Rell 38 Hattiesburg, MS
Marcus Terrell Matthews, a/k/a Schwinn, a/k/a Mark Matthews 37 Moss Point, MS
Rodney O’Neal Davis, a/k/a D-Boy 49 Moss Point, MS
Angel Brooke Scarbrough, a/k/a Brooke 22 Pascagoula, MS

* Defendant charged in two indictments.

A second indictment charges 25 individuals with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base and related drug charges. Charged in the indictment are:

NameAgeCity of Residence
*Roderick Maurice Armstrong, a/k/a Dino, a/k/a Maurice 35 Moss Point, MS
Devontaye Vashun Wordlaw, a/k/a Luv Luv 19 Moss Point, MS
Alejandro Spencer Dillard, a/k/a Ali 29 Pascagoula, MS
Darryl Kennord Berry, Jr., a/k/a Little Busi, a/k/a Lil Busie 22 Moss Point, MS
Bernard Milford Bell, Jr. 39 Moss Point, MS
*Ramon Derrell Goldsmith, a/k/a Derrell, a/k/a Gold, a/k/a Durel 42 Moss Point, MS
Steven Brian Hye, a/k/a Big B, a/k/a Brian Hye 26 Moss Point, MS
Melvin Lionel Jones, Jr. 33 Moss Point, MS
Thurmond Haynes, Jr., a/k/a TJ 33 Moss Point, MS
Tommy Kutadritt Robinson 31 Moss Point, MS
*Treneal Denard Williams, a/k/a Bo Bo 33 Moss Point, MS
Derrick Santaye Hye 28 Moss Point, MS
Willie Lee Hurst, a/k/a Porky 28
Pascagoula, MS
Litterial Donell Wells, a/k/a Peep 24 Moss Point, MS
Ladarius Akeem Ward 20 Moss Point, MS
Lashawn Washington, a/k/a Dead Dog 38 Moss Point, MS
Charles Edward Liddell, a/k/a Rat 19 Moss Point, MS
Durman Bernard Deville, a/k/a Baby G 33 Moss Point, MS
Adam Williams, a/k/a Town, a/k/a Big Adam 41 Moss Point, MS
Marquis Carl Richmond, a/k/a Ke Ke 20 Moss Point, MS
Travis Labaron Riley, a/k/a T. Riley, a/k/a T, 28 28
Pascagoula, MS
Dyamond Durone Torrey, a/k/a Diamond Torrey, a/k/a Diamond Tell 24
Pascagoula, MS
Lebarron Deon Mitchell, 19, of Moss Point, MS 19 Moss Point, MS
Terrance Liddell, a/k/a Moosie Cat, a/k/a Zilla, a/k/a Guy 37 Moss Point, MS
Daetwan Wells, a/k/a Tweed 33

* Defendant charged in two indictments.

A third indictment charges three defendants with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base and related drug charges. Charged in the indictment are:

NameAgeCity of Residence
Lionel Rayale Maurice,  a/k/a Block, a/k/a Bloc,  a/k/a Bloc Boi 31 Gulfport, MS
Jontue Rhaymon Hosey,  a/k/a Jon Jon, a/k/a Tu, a/k/a/ Big Homes 33 Gulfport, MS
Tiquese Pianky Moody, a/k/a T.Y. 22 Magee, MS


The fourth indictment charges one defendant with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Charged in the indictment is:

NameAgeCity of Residence
John Edwards Barnes, a/k/a Bubba J 41 Gulfport, MS


These arrests are the culmination of a 15-month investigation into several overlapping drug distribution organizations operating on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, particularly in the Moss Point and Gulfport areas. The defendants face maximum penalties ranging from 10 years to life in prison.

“Unlawful distribution of controlled substances violates federal law and constitutes a danger to our communities,” said U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis. “This operation evidences the commitment of federal law enforcement to aggressively investigate and prosecute those who, through violation of federal criminal laws, pose a threat to the safety of our communities. Through joint law enforcement efforts such as this one, we can make our cities safer for our children and every law abiding citizen. Our thanks go out to the federal, state and local law enforcement officers who contributed to the investigation that led to this prosecution.”

DEA Special Agent in Charge Jimmy S. Fox III stated: “Today, members of gangs like the Black Gangster Disciples have witnessed the fact that DEA, along with our collective federal, state, and local counterparts, offer a stronger, more united and expansive front than their deadly partnerships could ever produce. Drugs and gangs have been the scourge of our society for decades. The citizens of the Mississippi Gulf Coast deserve to live in peace from these rogue groups. Today’s efforts mark a monumental step in that process.”

Daniel McMullen, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Mississippi, added: “The FBI’s number one priority is to address the national security threats to our country. That being said, the FBI’s commitment to work with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners to address threats to our local communities has not diminished. The investigation, disruption, and dismantlement of the violent street gangs which sustain and enrich themselves through drug trafficking is a responsibility we take very seriously, as demonstrated by these arrests today.”

Arraignments are scheduled for August 2, 2012 before United States Magistrate Judge Robert Walker in Gulfport.

This case is the result of a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the cooperation of numerous state and local agencies. It will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.

An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, that charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.