Thirteen people are facing charges for allegedly distributing crack cocaine throughout Westchester County.
It is alleged that Wendell Jones, Jesse Dabbs, Jason Bogan, Byron Mountain, Sarah Gillon, Dorothy “Dot” McAllister, Gustavo “Tavo” Gonzalez, Kevin Herbin, Willie “Black” Sims, Maurice Ellis, Isaac “Face” Mallory, Hakim “Hak” Anderson and Rahmen “Major” Garraway sought to distribute more than 280 grams of crack cocaine in Northern Westchester.
“We have all seen the devastating effects that drugs have played in destroying individuals, families, and even communities,” Peekskill Police Chief Donald Halmy said. “We are committed to using every resource, from the local level to the federal level, to make sure that those responsible for this blight are apprehended and sentenced appropriately. We commend all those involved who put in countless hours to help make Peekskill a better place to live today.”
It is alleged that the operation ran from November 2018 through September this year.
Westchester County Police Commissioner Thomas Gleason said, “the Westchester County Department of Public Safety remains committed to working with federal and local law” enforcement to combat the distribution and sale of illegal narcotics in our county.
If convicted for conspiring to distribute more than 280 grams of crack cocaine, each of the 13 face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life in prison.
“Long before the opioid epidemic started in this country, crack cocaine was destroying lives,” FBI Assistant Director William Sweeney said. “It persists as a preferred drug for many of these violent groups to sell, which means our FBI Westchester County Safe Streets Task Force is going after those dealers and their pushers.”
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