Milwaukee and Illinois Residents Charged with Drug Conspiracy and Distribution Offenses
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 14, 2011|
James L. Santelle, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that a federal grand jury had returned a 23-count indictment charging 14 individuals with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana; individual acts of drug distribution; and/or using a telephone to facilitate drug trafficking crimes. According to the indictment, which was unsealed yesterday, the drug trafficking activities took place from January 2007 until October 2010.
The following individuals are charged in the indictment:
|Defendant||Age and Residency||Counts|
|Harvey, Jason a/k/a “J,” “Big J”||39, Milwaukee, WI||1, 3, 4, 5, 13, 14|
|Jackson, Amir M.||37, Chicago, IL||1|
|Reified, Bobby M. a/k/a “Rick James,” “Joe,” “Gabble”||34, Zion, IL||1, 3, 5, 8|
|Saddles, Derrick L. a/k/a “D-lex”||35, Oconomowoc, WI||1|
|Thomas, Laquanda S. a/k/a “Quan”||36, Milwaukee, WI||1, 4|
|Gilbert, Kristine M.||41, Milwaukee, WI||1, 10, 19|
|Davis, Rekano D. a/k/a “Kano”||37, Milwaukee, WI||12, 22|
|Vanderboom, Daniel L. a/k/a “Danny”||52, Oak Creek, WI||2, 9, 18|
|Goliday, Jamie L.||36, Milwaukee, WI||11, 20|
|Wells, Arjivyar T. a/k/a “AJ”||29, Milwaukee, WI||7, 17|
|Christen, Kimberly K.||53, Milwaukee, WI||21|
|Smith, Michael L.||30, Milwaukee, WI||6, 15|
|Flores, Stephen||46, Milwaukee, WI||23|
|Hunter, Donovan P. a/k/a “Fifty”||28, Milwaukee, WI||8, 16|
If convicted of the conspiracy charge (count one), a defendant would face a minimum of 10 years and up to life in prison, a fine of up to $5,000,000, and between five years and life on supervised release. The penalties for a conviction under counts two, five, and eight are a minimum of five years and a maximum of 40 years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $4,000,000, and between four years and life on supervised release. If convicted of counts three, four, six, seven, nine, or 10 through 14, a defendant would face a maximum of 20 years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000, and between three years and life on supervised release. The penalties for a conviction under counts 15 through 23 are a maximum of four years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to one year on supervised release. The indictment also seeks the forfeiture of criminal proceeds from the offenses as well as forfeiture of the defendants’ properties used to commit the offenses.
The investigation of this case was conducted by High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), the Wisconsin Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), the West Allis Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the United States Marshals Service (USMS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cook County Sheriffs Department, the Lake County Metro Drug Enforcement Group, the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Kenosha County Sheriff, the Milwaukee Metro Drug Enforcement Group, and the Chicago Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gail J. Hoffman.
The public is cautioned that an indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which time the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
For additional information contact:
Assistant United States Attorney Gail J. Hoffman
Public Information Officer Elizabeth Makowski