Five Perrine residents arrested for their involvement in a drug trafficking network
MIAMI – Five Perrine residents were arrested this morning for their involvement in a drug trafficking network believed to be the largest source of narcotics supply in the neighborhood of Perrine, as part of the Southern District of Florida’s Violence Reduction Partnership initiative.
The criminal complaint charges Tedrick “Ted” King, 45; Wilhemnia Nottage, 35; Corey Evans, 28; Christopher McCollur, aka “Block,” 32; Keyon Harris, 37; and Jonis Webster, aka “J.J.,” 39, all of Miami-Dade County, with a conspiracy that spanned from October 2018 through June 2019 to possess with intent to distribute narcotics, and possession with intent to distribute narcotics (Case No. 19-MJ-3049).
The criminal complaint arises from a joint investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Miami-Dade Police Department involving Ted King and his criminal associates, including the charged defendants, for crimes including narcotics distribution and money laundering. Since the start of the investigation, law enforcement officers have conducted approximately 30 controlled narcotics purchases from the King Enterprise, including cocaine, marijuana and Molly. Law enforcement, through the course of physical surveillance, controlled purchases of narcotics, and debriefs with witnesses, believes that the King Enterprise is the largest current source of cocaine distribution in the neighborhood of Perrine, located in the Southern District of Florida. The investigation has revealed that the King Enterprise utilizes multiple locations to distribute narcotics, store narcotics and conceal the proceeds of the narcotics sales.
Fourteen individuals have also been arrested and face state charges for related criminal conduct. The investigation remains pending and additional individuals involved in the sales of illegal drugs may also be arrested and prosecuted. If convicted of possessing with intent to distribute controlled substances, or conspiracy to do same, the defendants face up to 20 years in prison.
This case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.
Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.
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