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Operation Riptide takedown convictions

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NORFOLK, Va. – Over 150 law enforcement agents and officers executed a takedown on March 1, arresting dozens of individuals for their respective roles in selling drugs and guns in Norfolk.  Today, the final federal defendant pleaded guilty to firearm and drug charges resulting from Operation Riptide, bringing the total number of convictions to 16 within four months of their arrest.

This case was investigated by the ATF’s Norfolk Field Office, the Norfolk Police Department, and the Virginia State Police with the assistance of the Virginia Beach and Chesapeake Police Departments, the Norfolk and Chesapeake Sheriff’s Offices, and the Virginia National Guard.  Attorneys from the Virginia Attorney General’s Major Crimes and Emerging Threats Unit, John F. Butler and James F. Entas, are prosecuting these cases with the assistance of Norfolk Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Catherine Paxson, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andrew C. Bosse, Kevin M. Comstock, Joseph E. DePadilla, Kevin Hudson, William B. Jackson, William D. Muhr, and Daniel T. Young.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case Nos. 2:17-cr-21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 54, 64.

 

Name, AKA

Age, Hometown

Pleaded Guilty to the Following Charge(s)

Date of Guilty Plea

Darryl Moore,

aka “Little Darryl”

28, NorfolkFelon in Possession of a FirearmMarch 16
Kejuan Dante Perry,

aka “KP”

25, ChesapeakeDistribution of a Controlled Substance; Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking CrimeMarch 21
Maurice Owen Johnson,

aka “Dink”

28, NorfolkDistribution of a Controlled Substance; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking CrimeMarch 22
Leonard Lee Brickhouse,

aka “Leo Brixx”

24, NorfolkDistribution of a Controlled Substance; Possession of Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking CrimeMarch 29
Evrick Speight

aka “P”

23, Virginia BeachDistribution of a Controlled Substance; Possession of Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking CrimeApril 5
Jason Gilliard,

aka “Hoodro Wilson”

32, Virginia BeachConspiracy to Manufacture, Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute HeroinApril 10

 

Lamare Pierre Jordan,

aka “L”

30, NorfolkConspiracy to Manufacture, Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Heroin; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking CrimeApril 11
James Andre Martin,

aka “Big Buff”

44, NorfolkDistribution of a Controlled Substance; Felon in Possession of a FirearmApril 10

 

Keone Devon Perry23, ChesapeakeTransfer of Firearm to Prohibited PersonApril 10
Carl Lee Walton,

aka “CJ”

22, Virginia BeachFelon in Possession of a FirearmApril 11
Demetrius Lamont, Davis

aka “Meat”

39, NorfolkDistribution of a Controlled Substance; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking CrimeApril 26
James Curtis Lamb28, ChesapeakeFelon in Possession of a FirearmMay 2
Adrean Lamont Hall25, Virginia BeachFelon in Possession of a FirearmMay 15
James Edward Hill43, NorfolkDistribution of a Controlled Substance; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking CrimeMay 18
Joseph Maurice Dobey38, NorfolkDistribution of a Controlled Substance; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking CrimeMay 30
Michael Ovall Jackson34, NorfolkConspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 28 Grams or More of Cocaine BaseJune 28