Drug investigation leads to federal indictment of 10 people

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:45 PM
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A 14-month investigation by local, state and federal law enforcement officers led to a 32-count federal indictment against 10 people who allegedly dealt drugs in the Dogwood Terrace housing complex.

According to a release from U.S. Attorney Edmund A. Booth Jr., a federal jury charged the defendants with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Those charged are Reginald Darrell Beale, 28, and Latria Grenise Smith, 26, both of Hephzibah; Thomas Polonco Beale, 36, Brian Christopher Harris, 27, Mark Jones, 52, Sylvester Ruben Lewis, 33, Jaimere Prosser, 26, and Marsignor C. White,26, all of Augusta; Sequoyah Elam, 28, of Lincolnton, Ga.; and Derrick D. King, 31, of Milledgeville, Ga.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s CSRA Safe Streets Task Force, which consists of officers and agents from the FBI, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Marshal Service.

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pai
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pai 06/17/09 - 01:19 pm
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It takes 14 months?!?!?!?!

It takes 14 months?!?!?!?! They better be locked up for the long haul because I know they've got a ton of evidence. no plea deal this time!

Frank I
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Frank I 06/17/09 - 01:23 pm
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any one of these people

any one of these people living within public housing, along with any of their families should immediately be evicted and permanently BARRED from receiving any further government assistance. PERIOD

carrera gt
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carrera gt 06/17/09 - 01:32 pm
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The people living in and

The people living in and hanging around section 8 housing are no different than those who work for and buy their own home so you should welcome them into your neighborhood. It's no wonder Section 8's connotation is slum, crime ridden, baby factory, drug super store, etc. I'm sure the people who lived there didn't know anything about the big drug gang in their hood.

mrlonglelgs
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mrlonglelgs 06/17/09 - 01:33 pm
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sell drugs u go to jail steal

sell drugs u go to jail steal someones 401k and they make u CEO. I don't get it?

carrera gt
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carrera gt 06/17/09 - 01:35 pm
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One more thing, please post

One more thing, please post the jobs, if they had any, of those arrested so hard working honest people can go apply for them

pai
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pai 06/17/09 - 02:34 pm
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Oh yeah, they had a "job".

Oh yeah, they had a "job". Selling drugs!!! Do you honestly think this was just something they did on the side, lol?

Frank I
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Frank I 06/17/09 - 02:49 pm
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I'm suuuure noone in Dogwood

I'm suuuure noone in Dogwood Terrace knew of annnything at all.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 06/17/09 - 03:44 pm
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Why should distributing

Why should distributing illicit drugs to kids not be a capital crime?

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 06/17/09 - 05:16 pm
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i say closed down or

i say closed down or eliminate public assistance/housing for all those except the TRULY AND HONESTLY DISABLED AND ELDERLY. men in their late 20's/early 30's living in public housing?!?!?!?!?!

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 06/17/09 - 07:39 pm
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Keep looking, there's more.

Keep looking, there's more. In the subdivisions.

ListenAndLearn
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ListenAndLearn 06/17/09 - 11:34 pm
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Just arrested one in Harlem

Just arrested one in Harlem in a "decent" subdivision. They're everywhere and it seems to be no stopping it.

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