Last Individual Sentenced as Part of Operation Woodchop
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 13, 2012|
ORLANDO—United States Chief District Judge Anne C. Conway sentenced Willie Shelly (35, Apopka) last week to three years in federal prison for participating in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute BZP pills (a drug that mimics the effects of Ecstasy).
In March 2010, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Orlando District Office Enforcement Group and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit initiated an investigation, dubbed Operation Woodchop, into multiple individuals operating in Zellwood and Tangerine, Florida. These individuals were known to be associated with one another and involved in criminal activities, operating in two neighborhood-based street gangs, the “Zellwood Boyz” and the “Tangerine/Terrell Boys.” These two gangs operated only a few miles apart from one another and often worked together or through criminal affiliates to engage in drug trafficking and other crimes within a small geographical area.
Between June 2011 and October 2011, 24 individuals were charged with federal drug and firearms violations as part of Operation Woodchop. Subsequently, they were all convicted of felony offenses and sentenced in federal court. In addition to the federal charges, more than 20 individuals were charged with state crimes as part of Operation Woodchop. The state charges included drug violations, murder, and property crimes.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, with operational assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the U.S. Marshals Service; the Orange County Sheriff’s Office; the Mount Dora Police Department; the Tavares Police Department; and the Central Florida Intelligence Exchange. The federal cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney E. Jackson Boggs, Jr.
Operation Woodchop federal defendants:
|Daniel Baldwin||34||Eustis||Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled substances||90 months|
|Darius Bentley||24||Eustis||Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled substances||60 months|
|Quentin Bradford||22||Eustis||Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled substances||36 months|
|Stanley Campbell||27||Tavares||Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled substances||100 months|
|Tramyian Doston||20||Tangerine||Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled substances||120 months|
|Daciane Hill||29||Tangerine||Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled substances||60 months|
|Samantha Hill||20||Tangerine||Using a telephone to facilitate a drug conspiracy||Probation (two years)|
|Tywon Hill||35||Tangerine||Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled substances||110 months|
|Michelle Julien||40||Apopka||Using a telephone to facilitate a drug conspiracy||Probation (three years)|
|Christopher Lenoir||31||Tavares||Using a telephone to facilitate a drug conspiracy||Time served|
|Travis Rollins||24||Zellwood||Possession with intent to distribute cocaine and firearms offenses||108 months|
|Willie Shelly, Jr.||35||Apopka||Conspiracy to distribute BZP pills||36 months|
|Brandon Smith||27||Zellwood||Possession with intent to distribute cocaine and firearms offenses||123 months|
|Addison Smith, Jr.||34||Zellwood||Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled substances||60 months|
|Nathaniel Walker||35||Mt. Dora||Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled substances||110 months|
|Kemo Dowe||38||Tangerine||Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled substances||240 months|
|Travion Barnes||29||Apopka||Distribution of BZP pills||18 months|
|Clemente Blocker||39||Mt. Dora||Distribution of “crack” cocaine||37 months|
|Frederick Bodison||33||Leesburg||Distribution of “crack” cocaine, MDMA and BZP pills||100 months|
|Robert Hardwick||43||Apopka||Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine||82 months|
|Willie Slydell, Jr.||36||Zellwood||Distribution of cocaine||48 months|
|Lawrence Lockhart||42||Zellwood||Possession with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine||96 months|
|Roderick Mobley||26||Zellwood||Possession with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine||32 months|
|Teresa Hawkins||32||Tangerine||Conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine and other controlled substances||Time served|