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Robert T. Johnson
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2005069 Wednesday, November 23, 2005

November 23, 2005

JURY CONVICTS TWO MEMBERS OF A VIOLENT NARCOTICS DISTRIBUTION RING IN THE PATTERSON HOUSES

Bronx District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced today that two members of a violent narcotics distribution ring in the Patterson Houses, a New York City Housing Authority development, have been convicted of conspiracy and other related charges. Seven other reputed members of the "Bloods" street gang have pled guilty.

Anthony Windley, aka "Tone" of 454 East 145th Street, the alleged ring leader, and a "Bloods" associate was found guilty of two counts of Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree, one count of Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree and Conspiracy in the 4th degree. Windley, a persistent felony offender is facing a maximum term of up to life imprisonment when he appears before State Supreme Court Justice Richard Price on Friday, January 5, 2006, in Part T16.

Co-defendant Mohammed Jackson, aka "P-killa" of 2715 Third Avenue, has been found guilty of one count each of Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd and 4th degrees, Criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the 2nd degree and Conspiracy in the 4th degree. Jackson faces a maximum term of up to twenty-five years imprisonment when he appears before State Supreme Court Justice Richard Price on Wednesday, December 7, 2005, in Part T16.

Seven other gang members arrested and charged with various crimes in April 2003 have since pled guilty and have been sentenced. Those gang members are as follows: Co-defendants Corey Stone, aka "CO", 26, of 2645 Third Avenue, Bronx, and Juan Sanchez, aka "Chelo", 25, of 281 East 143rd Street, Bronx, pled guilty to Conspiracy in the 4th degree. Stone was sentenced to an indeterminate term of 1 1/3 to 3 years imprisonment. Sanchez was sentenced to an indeterminate term of 2 to 4 years imprisonment. Jose Acevedo, aka "Stalloff", 20, of 360 Morris Avenue, Bronx, pled guilty to Attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree. Acevedo was sentenced to a determinate term of 1 year in jail. Richard Cruz, aka "Goose", 22, of 2715 Third Avenue, Bronx, pled guilty to Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, and was sentenced to an indeterminate term of 1 to 3 years imprisonment. Eric King, 21, of 281 East 143rd Street, Bronx, pled guilty to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree. King was sentenced to a determinate term of 1 year in jail. Richard Perez, aka "Bone Thugs", 22, of 315 East 143rd Street, Bronx, pled guilty to one count of Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the 4th degree. Perez was sentenced to a term of 5 years probation. Brandy York, 30, of New Jersey, pled guilty to Attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree. York was sentenced to a term of 3 to 6 years imprisonment.

These convictions were the result of a nine month investigation that included the use of court authorized wire taps, other electronic surveillance techniques and analysis of records from several telephone companies, a utility company and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. This investigation was the first by the Bronx District Attorney's Gang Prosecution Bureau which was formed in 2003.

During the Course of the lengthy investigation, authorities recovered 1,155 vials of crack, a one and a half ounce rock of crack, 527 bags of marijuana, $4,025 in cash and five guns, including two .45 caliber semi-automatic pistols, one .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol, one .40 caliber pistol and one .38 caliber revolver. Fifty three rounds of ammunition and a bullet proof vest was well as scales and other drug paraphernalia also were recovered.

These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Jeremy Shockett, Supervisor, and Joshua Gradinger of the Gangs Prosecutions Bureau.


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