HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Federal and local law enforcement agents have announced the arrest of 30 people in a long-running conspiracy to distribute cocaine in north Alabama. Three more arrests are expected.
The arrests come through a joint investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office, FBI, Huntsville Police and Decatur Police Departments.
"The arrests today, and the volume of drugs seized highlight the potentially devastating impact this criminal enterprise had on Madison-Morgan County and the surrounding area," said FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton. "I particularly want to thank the Decatur Police Department and the Madison-Morgan County HIDTA Task Force (STAC) for their outstanding work in bringing this case to fruition. The public should rest assured knowing that the FBI and our partners will continue to root out these kinds of significant criminal enterprises."
Most of the defendants live in the Huntsville-Decatur area and are charged with conspiring to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine from January 2013 to March 2015 in Madison and Morgan counties. The 33-count indictment also includes 26 counts of using a telephone to facilitate the drug conspiracy. Marcus Mondez "Bubba" Lampkin, 42, of Decatur, is cited in all 26 telephone counts. He is accused of making calls with 26 of the other suspects.
Agents seized $468,250 cash, more than 38 kilograms of cocaine and three firearms. During Wednesday's arrests, four more handguns and one rifle were seized.
"Numerous officers and agents have devoted countless hours to this investigation, and the arrests made and drugs seized are evidence of their hard work and dedication," said Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray. “The Huntsville Police Department is proud of the relationship we share with our neighboring agencies, as well as those at the state and federal level. Without these relationships, today’s success would not have been possible. I particularly want to thank the members of the HIDTA Task Force (STAC) for the outstanding job they do on a daily basis serving our community in the fight against drugs.”
"These arrests and drug seizures represent a significant impact on drug trafficking in our community and the surrounding area," said Decatur Police Chief Ed Taylor. "We are very pleased at the success of this operation that highlighted the partnership of several area agencies, the Madison-Morgan County HIDTA Task Force, the Decatur Police Department and the FBI, working together to combat a significant drug-dealing enterprise," he said. "This successful operation represents hundreds of hours of dedicated work by many law enforcement officers, all of whom should be commended for making our community a better place to live and work."
Police say numerous officers and agents devoted countless hours to this investigation. The people indicted are:
- Michael Gregory "Udo" Smith, 31, Decatur
- Xavier Rashaad "June" Joyner, 32, Decatur
- Jermaine "Main Main" Cunningham, 37, Decatur
- Lamond Frederick "Lemon" Boykin, 39, Decatur
- Clifford Orr, 63, Decatur
- Emeka Kennge Foster, 38, Decatur
- Andre Lasalle "Put" Cater, 43, Decatur
- Brandon Dewayne Fennell, 33, Decatur
- James Earl "Little James" Mitchell, 21, Decatur
- Roderick Cornelius "Rara" Cunningham, 33, Decatur
- Valerie Annette Lynch, 27, Decatur
- Marcus Dwayne "Butch" Trammell, 45, Decatur
- Almon Jarie "Beetle" Lampkin, 33, Decatur
- Frederick Eli "Poochie" Brown Jr., 35, Decatur
- Natasha Marie Lampkin, 35, Decatur
- Latonya Roshelle "Punkin" Elliott, 27, Decatur
- Rashod Martel "Rara" Lampkin, 23, Decatur
- Leon Tremayne "Ears" Teague, 39, Decatur
- Anthony Dawson "Billy D" McComb II, 32, Huntsville
- Sun Rajon Woods, 21, Huntsville
- Quindarrius Untarrio "OG" McCants, 26, Huntsville
- Daniel Leon Worsley, 30, Huntsville
- Darion Deonte "Red" McClendon, 27, Huntsville
- Demarcus Antwan Toney, 31, Huntsville
- David Earl Hardin, 45, Huntsville
- Marshall "Tweetie" Hughes Jr., 42, Huntsville
- James Cortez "Punkin" Timmons, 26, Huntsville
- Harvey Jabor "Jabar" Freeman, 43, of Madison
- Thomas Anthony Strong, 22, of Athens
- Darik Oneal Sharpley, 36, of Hillsboro
- Felita Vaughn, 38, of Florence
- Gary Wayne Adams, 46, of Baton Rouge, La.
The four Lampkins are related. Of those listed above, authorities are still seeking Xavier Rashaad "June" Joyner, Darik Oneal Sharpley and David Earl Hardin.
Mug shots of those facing federal charges aren't readily available. But WHNT NEWS 19 has gathered several mug shots of those listed above. Each of these is from a previous crime.