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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, Norfolk Felon in Possession of a Firearm March 16
Kejuan Dante Perry,

aka “KP”

25, Chesapeake Distribution of a Controlled Substance; Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime March 21
Maurice Owen Johnson,

aka “Dink”

28, Norfolk Distribution of a Controlled Substance; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime March 22
Leonard Lee Brickhouse,

aka “Leo Brixx”

24, Norfolk Distribution of a Controlled Substance; Possession of Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime March 29
Evrick Speight

aka “P”

23, Virginia Beach Distribution of a Controlled Substance; Possession of Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime April 5
Jason Gilliard,

aka “Hoodro Wilson”

32, Virginia Beach Conspiracy to Manufacture, Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Heroin April 10

 

Lamare Pierre Jordan,

aka “L”

30, Norfolk Conspiracy to Manufacture, Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Heroin; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime April 11
James Andre Martin,

aka “Big Buff”

44, Norfolk Distribution of a Controlled Substance; Felon in Possession of a Firearm April 10

 

Keone Devon Perry 23, Chesapeake Transfer of Firearm to Prohibited Person April 10
Carl Lee Walton,

aka “CJ”

22, Virginia Beach Felon in Possession of a Firearm April 11
Demetrius Lamont, Davis

aka “Meat”

39, Norfolk Distribution of a Controlled Substance; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime April 26
James Curtis Lamb 28, Chesapeake Felon in Possession of a Firearm May 2
Adrean Lamont Hall 25, Virginia Beach Felon in Possession of a Firearm May 15
James Edward Hill 43, Norfolk Distribution of a Controlled Substance; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime May 18
Joseph Maurice Dobey 38, Norfolk Distribution of a Controlled Substance; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime May 30
Michael Ovall Jackson 34, Norfolk Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 28 Grams or More of Cocaine Base June 28