Nine Elmore County Residents and One Montgomery County Resident Arrested in Early Morning Drug Raid
|U.S. Attorney’s Office January 24, 2013|
MONTGOMERY, AL—Nine Elmore County residents and one Montgomery County resident were arrested today by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Alabama Drug Task Force (CADTF) for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine, United States Attorney George L. Beck, Jr. announced today. The arrests stemmed from a federal indictment that charged 14 people from Elmore and Montgomery Counties.
During this morning’s raid, law enforcement arrested Terry Tyrone Humphrey, 41, of Montgomery; Tristan Travis Rawls, 33, of Wetumpka; Jacky Sagers, 32, of Wetumpka; Arthur Rodrequis Young, 41, of Wetumpka; British Tremaine George, 34, of Wetumpka; Damichael Orlane Chapman, 23, of Wetumpka; Duke George, 33, of Wetumpka; Patrick Demond Hicks, 35, of Wetumpka; and Robert McKenzie, 22, of Wetumpka. Kevin Levan Elmore, 36, of Montgomery; Stacy Rodrekus Calloway, 24, of Wetumpka; Markevius Jerrell Calloway, 22, of Wetumpka; and Tyrone Devontae George, 24, of Wetumpka, are all already in custody on other charges. Carlos Montrell Harris , 25, of Wetumpka is still at large.
The 57-count indictment charges Kevin Levan Elmore, Stacy Rodrekus Calloway, Terry Tyrone Humphrey, Tristan Travis Rawls, Markevius Jerrell Calloway, Jacky Sagers, Tyrone Devontae George, Arthur Rodrequis Young, British Tremaine George, Damichael Orlane Chapman, Carlos Montrell Harris, Duke George, Patrick Demond Hicks, and Robert McKenzie conspired to possess with intent to distribute and distribute over 280 grams of crack cocaine.
Defendants Terry Humphrey, Stacy Calloway, Markevius Calloway, British Tremaine George, Robert McKenzie, Tyrone Devontae George, Arthur Rodrequis Young, and Damichael Orlane Chapman are also charged with distributing crack or powder cocaine on specific dates between June 2011 and January 2012. A number of the defendants are charged with using cellular telephones to facilitate drug trafficking. Stacy and Markevius Calloway are also each charged with possessing firearms in relation to their drug trafficking offenses.
“These people were spreading poison to our residents and to our children,” stated U.S. Attorney Beck. “To make a profit from poisoning your community with drugs is horrendous. Those that spread this poison should be and will be prosecuted.”
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent in Charge, Stephen E. Richardson, stated, “This investigation is an example of the collaboration between the FBI, DEA, and the Elmore County Drug Taskforce’s efforts to ensure that our streets and communities continue to be protected against those who traffic in illegal drugs.”
“Today’s arrests show what successful cooperation between all levels of law enforcement can accomplish,” said Elmore County Sheriff, Bill Franklin. “This case has delivered a tremendous blow to both drug dealers and violent criminals that attempted to operate in Elmore County and the county is safer because of it.”
If convicted, the defendants are facing a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison. An indictment merely alleges that crimes have been committed, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The investigation of this case was spearheaded by the FBI and the CADTF. Other law enforcement agencies assisted with the execution of the arrest warrants, including the United States Marshals Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office, and the Montgomery Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brandon K. Essig.