BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A federal grand jury has indicted 21 people for their involvement in an alleged violent drug ring in Cherry Hill.
According to our media partners at the Baltimore Sun, the defendants are accused of conspiring to distribute drugs to the South Baltimore neighborhood, many of them using violence and intimidation.
“The most important thing law enforcement officers can do to stop violence is to make clear that killers will be held accountable,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “Although the only crime charged in this indictment is a drug conspiracy, the allegations include 13 murders and 21 non-fatal shootings. Conspiracy cases are a valuable tool to put violent gangs out of business.”
According to the indictment, the Hillside Enterprise distributed powder and crack cocaine, heroin, oxycodone and marijuana in throughout Cherry Hill, west and southwest Baltimore City.
Hillside members allegedly committed home invasions and street robberies, carried firearms and used residences in and around Cherry Hill to cut and package drugs for distribution. They also used acts of violence, such as shootings, beatings and murders, to discipline and intimidate members and/or outsiders that interfered with their trafficking of various narcotics.
Of the 21 people indicted only 13 have been arrested including:
- 31-year-old Jerryan “Rhino” Burrell
- 24-year-old Delonte “Ziggy” Conley
- 24-year-old Christopher “Scarface” Dukes
- 22-year-old Michael “Pee Wee” Evans
- 25-year-old Marcus “Black” Johnson
- 24-year-old Keenan “Blackface” Lawson
- 20-year-old Cintront ” Snitch/Lil Cuz” Lynn
- 38-year-old Van “Butt Butt” McNutt
- 21-year-old Devin “Donkey/Dick Butkus” Rodgers
- 20-year-old Daniel “June Bug” Seawell
- 20-year-old Michael “Papers” Truehart
- 29-year-old Robert “Beanhead” White
- 25-year-old Lemar “Mar/Tutta” Williams
The following suspects are still at large and wanted by police:
- 29-year-old Deaven “Gotti” Cherry
- 28-year-old Terrell “Relly” Luster
- 24-year-old Travis “Sticks” Alewine
- 25-year-old Marshon ” Killer” Floyd
- 22-year-old Leonard ” Nard” Chase
- 24-year old Kevin “What What” Horsey
- 26-year-old Stevie “GB” Lawson
- 24-year-old Caesar “Stinky” Roce
If convicted all 21 suspects face anywhere from 10 years to life in prison. Burrell, Floyd, Williams, Dukes, Horsey, Cherry, Lawson, Chace, Luster, Rice and Alewine are all accused of murder and thus face more serious charges.
Since 2013, federal prosecutors have convicted at least 35 members of three other rival drug-dealing organizations that operated in Cherry Hill, including “Up da Hill,” “Little Spelman” and “Coppin Court.