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Ten arrested in connection to Riverdale conspiracy to distribute drugs

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Published on: Thursday, June 13, 2013

By Jim Davis

Federal agents and Prince George’s County police officers arrested 10 suspects June 4 in Riverdale for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine and phencyclidine (PCP).

More than 160 law enforcement officers — led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — participated in the execution of six search warrants and the 10 arrests, according to federal and county authorities.

Two related federal indictments were returned June 5 and unsealed Wednesday, June 12, upon the arrest of the defendants.

“I am confident that ATF’s successful execution of 10 arrest warrants and six search warrants made a significant impact on crime in Prince George’s County, Maryland and specifically the Riverdale community,” said Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido of the ATF - Baltimore Field Division. “ATF continues to work with its federal, state, and local law enforcement partners in order to bring violent criminals to justice.”

The six suspects arrested in the first indictment are charged with a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine and PCP in Riverdale from at least 2005 to 2013. They are: Don Juan Campbell, 37, of Laurel; Lorenzo B. Jackson, 32, of Riverdale; Andre T. Lyons, 31, of Riverdale; Michael C. McCree, 31, of Riverdale; Marcus R. Moss, 40, of Riverdale, and Michael I. Waller, 22, of Beltsville.

The indictment alleged that Campbell purchased large quantities of cocaine and PCP from sources in Maryland and elsewhere and that he distributed the drugs to his co-conspirators for redistribution and sale.

The indictment also alleged that the conspirators controlled locations in and around Riverdale for the distribution of drugs and collected money owed to members of the conspiracy from drug transactions.

The defendants allegedly obtained and utilized cellular telephones in the names of other individuals or businesses to communicate with other members of the conspiracy without detection by law enforcement officers.

Each defendant faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

In a related indictment, three defendants were charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine and PCP from May 2012 to June 2013. They are: Glen Price and Kevin L. Dixon, both 34 and from Riverdale and Iziah E. Ennis, 34, of Fairfax,Va.

These defendants face a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.

All the defendants had an initial appearance Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. All of the defendants were detained except Dixon, who was released under the supervision of U.S. Pretrial Services.

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