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34 Indicted in West Virginia for Expansive Drug Trafficking Operation

34 Indicted in West Virginia for Expansive Drug Trafficking Operation

West Virginia State News by River Lange-Wright

Arrests were made this morning after 34 people were indicted on July 20 for a drug trafficking conspiracy that spans several states, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

The 30-count indictment charges 34 people from West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the Dominican Republic for allegedly conducting a drug trafficking operation that included large amounts of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine base, and cocaine hydrochloride from Hagerstown, Maryland to locations in Berkeley County, West Virginia from August 2020 to June 2021.

The drugs seized during the investigation amounted to 8.6 kilograms of cocaine, 1.02 kilograms of heroin, and 12 ounces of cocaine base “crack,” with a street value of approximately $471,000. Those charged are:

● Lenin Erasmo Luna Mota, also known as “Papi,” 48, of Hagerstown, Maryland and the Dominican Republic

● Juan Manuel De La Rosa-Tejeda, also known as “Little Papi,” 35, of Hagerstown, Maryland and the Dominican Republic

● Daniel Inoa-Rodriguez, also known as “Danny,” 21, of Hagerstown, Maryland ● Shawn Gorsira, 50, of Hagerstown, Maryland

● Ana Ercilia Luna, 36, of Hagerstown, Maryland and the Dominican Republic ● Stephany Rodriguez, 32, of Hagerstown, Maryland

● Dominick Mickens, 38, of Hagerstown, Maryland

● Jackie Devon Thompson, 41, of Frederick, Maryland

● Tyrone Lewis, Aka Roc, 42, of Hagerstown, Maryland

● Alan Clark Tolliver, 41, of Hagerstown, Maryland

● Miguel Angel Santiago Caraballo, 30, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

● Carl Lomax Wynn, 56, of Hagerstown, Maryland

● Marcus Deon Longus, 27, of Hagerstown, Maryland

● Thomas Moore, 38, of Hagerstown, Maryland

● Samuel Rose, 48, of Martinsburg, West Virginia

● Deondre Trayham, 32, of Martinsburg, West Virginia

● Branden Watson, 38, of Martinsburg, West Virginia

● Caleb Sinclair, 35, of Martinsburg, West Virginia

● Destiny Dabbs, 29, of Martinsburg, West Virginia

● Felicia Johnson, 34, of Martinsburg, West Virginia

● Brian C. Dixon, 49, of Martinsburg, West Virginia

● Christina Anders, 25, of Hagerstown, Maryland

● Edwin Orrillio, also known as “J Money,” 34, of Hagerstown, Maryland

● Paul David Fairburn, 26, of Hagerstown, Maryland

● Edson Velasquez-Lopez, 50, of Martinsburg, West Virginia

● Chelsea Nicole Pinkcett, 33, of Martinsburg, West Virginia

● Daniel Hardy, 33, of Martinsburg, West Virginia

● Eliseo Rozas, 43, of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

● Ron Bowers, 52, of Martinsburg, West Virginia

● Angela Dawn Gregory, 47, of Martinsburg, West Virginia

● Demitre Mccoy White, 40, of Martinsburg, West Virginia

● Devron Jerel Brown, also known as “Country,” 33, of Martinsburg, West Virginia ● Lester Luna, 27, of Hagerstown, Maryland

● Carlos M. Nunez-Arias, also known as “Charlote,” 51, of Hagerstown, Maryland

“This case is, once again, a prime example of the excellent work being performed by the Assistant United States Attorneys in the Northern District of West Virginia, members of the task force, and our state and local law enforcement partners. The drug enterprise run by the defendants involved a sophisticated operation including the use of a purported business to act as a front for drug trafficking and the laundering of hundreds of thousands of dollars in drug proceeds. The fact that a good portion of the investigation occurred during the pandemic makes the results even more impressive. The message for those engaged in the trafficking of drugs, especially heroin and fentanyl, within the Northern District of West Virginia remains the same; you will be caught and the United States will seek lengthy prison terms to protect the citizens of West Virginia from the danger you present,” said Bernard.

It is alleged that Luna Mota, the owner of Top 3 Sources, a business in Hagerstown, Maryland, was using his business on West Washington Street for the purpose of having and selling controlled substances.

The indictment also lists items requested for forfeiture that include more than $400,000 in cash, a .22 caliber pistol, ammunition, and six vehicles, all believed to be proceeds from the drug trafficking conspiracy.

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Bonnie Fox

I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you to all the Law Enforcement agencies involved in this huge drug bust. Thank you for making our children safer, and our communities "cleaner". Please keep up the good work, we are thankful for all you do, in risking your lives day in and day out....may God bless each of you! 🙏💕

Marybeth Grove

You're so right, Bonnie.But why do some folks have to act like jerks? A sincere "thank you" to our Law Enforcement officers is all we ought to be reading.


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