2007-09-21 / Front Page

34 'Bloods' Busted In Drugs, Guns Takedown

Thirty-four individuals were arrested on Thursday, on drug, weapons and other charges as part of a large-scale narcotics investigation focused on the alleged cocaine trafficking activities of a faction of the Bloods street gang based in Far Rockaway, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Brown said that, in the latest round of the investigation, police yesterday arrested Robert "Dead Eye" Baley, the reputed leader of the Far Rockaway set of the Bloods gang, his girlfriend, Ebony Williams, and two of his alleged captains - Mark "Whiteboy" Green and his brother, Samuel "S" Green. During the course of the yearlong investigation, a total of 20 alleged Bloods gang members and associates and 14 other individuals have been arrested, on charges ranging from narcotics and weapons possession to robbery, attempted murder and murder.

Brown said, "Bloods gang members awoke yesterday not to the familiar sounds of gun- fire but rather to the sound of the New York City law enforcement community moving one step closer to dismantling the Queens Bloods gang by taking their alleged leader, Robert 'Dead Eye' Baley off the streets of Far Rockaway. As Baley, an aspiring rapper, aptly noted in the title of his latest CD, it was a 'long time comin.'"

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, in a prepared statement, said, "This case in Queens is an important blow to the nexus between gangs and drugs and also a step toward safeguarding the residents put in danger by this activity."

Over the course of the investigation - which included extensive physical surveillance, court-authorized electronic surveillance and search warrants - nearly two dozen alleged members of the Bloods gang were charged with narcotics and weapons possession - including cocaine, heroin, marijuana, revolvers, rifles and shotguns. Gang members allegedly distributed large amounts of narcotics to numerous street dealers who, in turn, sold the narcotics to the organization's customers - who were typically drug addicts. It is alleged that this organization grossed more than $15,000 per week through their illegal operations.

Among those charged is Robert "Dead Eye" Baley, the alleged Bloods leader at the Edgemere Houses, a NYCHA housing development in Far Rockaway and an aspiring rapper who calls himself the "Crown King of FR" and "The Boss of Far Rock" in his lyrics. It is alleged that, between August 1, 2006, and September 19, 2007, Baley, purported Blood captains Mark and Samuel Green and others were part of a large-scale, multi-county narcotics trafficking organization that possessed and sold narcotics in Queens County and elsewhere in New York State, possessed weapons, and supplied other individuals with narcotics with the knowledge and intent that they would sell the narcotics to customers of the organization.

Also charged is Lowell Fletcher, who was arrested in possession of more than an eighth of an ounce of cocaine and marijuana on July 27, 2007. Fletcher is an alleged Bloods lieutenant and a self-admitted member of G-Unit, a hip hop record label founded by 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo.

In another case, it is alleged that Jamel "Psycho" Bryant fired a .9mm weapon at two New York City police officers in December, 2006 as they approached him. Bryant allegedly fled after the shooting and was apprehended seven days later hiding in a closet and in possession of a loaded handgun.

Those arrested in Thursday's takedown of gang members and affiliates include:

1. Akeem "AK" Addison, 23, of 8100 Shore Front Parkway, was charged in June 2007 with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, for allegedly possessing a loaded silver .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun.

2. Robert "Dead Eye" Baley, 30, of 439 Beach 54 Street, was charged in September 2007 with second-degree conspiracy, third- and fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, second and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

3. Kevin "O-Dog" Brinson, 28, of 1318 Egmont Street, was charged in July 2007 with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, for possessing crack cocaine and subsequently pleaded guilty as charged.

4. Jamel "Psycho" Bryant, 17, of 54- 41 Almeda Avenue, was charged in April 2007 with second-degree attempted murder, second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, firstdegree attempted assault, attempted aggravated assault on a police officer, first-degree reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.

5. Starasia Chandler, 22, of 51-11 Almeda Avenue, was charged in April 2007 with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, for allegedly possessing a loaded .38 caliber gun.

6. Lashan Davis, 28, of 536 Marcy Avenue in Brooklyn, was charged in July 2007 with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, for allegedly possessing more than four ounces of cocaine.

7. Chanese Doyle, 17, of 54-81 Almeda Avenue, was charged in June 2007 with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, for allegedly possessing a loaded .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun.

8. Shyria Durhan, 19, of 51-45 Almeda Avenue, was charged in June 2007 with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly possessing two loaded .9mm handguns.

9. Lowell "Lodi Mack" Fletcher, 30, of 54-75 Almeda Avenue, was charged in July 2007 with third-, fourth- and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marihuana for allegedly possessing more than an eighth of an ounce of cocaine and a plastic bag of marijuana.

10. Brandon "B" Green, 23, of 444 Beach 54 Street, was charged in March 2007 with third- and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, for allegedly possessing 25 plastic bags containing crack cocaine.

11. Mark "Whiteboy" Green, 26, of 413 Beach 29 Street, was charged in September 2007 with second-degree conspiracy, third- and fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

12. Samuel "S" Green, 27, of 353 Beach 54 Street, was charged in September 2007 with second-degree conspiracy, third- and fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia. Green, who is allegedly a captain in the Bloods gang, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. The case is presently pending trial.

13. Larnell Heyward, 30, of Atlanta, Georgia, and formerly of 413 Beach 28 Street, was arrested in May 2007 for third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, for allegedly having a loaded .32 caliber pistol.

14. Tyrone "Roni" Howell, 19, of 443 Beach 54 Street, was indicted in April 2007 for possessing seventeen plastic bags of crack cocaine. In August 2007, Howell pleaded guilty to the top count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to one year in state prison and one year of post-release supervision.

15. Shawn "Jigga" Jones, 20, of 12-70 Redfern Avenue, was charged in June 2007 with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, for allegedly possessing two loaded .9mm handguns. Jones faces up to 15 years in prison, if convicted. The case is presently pending trial.

16. Eric "Bloody" Scarbrough, 27, of 51-11 Almeda Avenue, was charged in April 2007 with second-, third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, for allegedly possessing a loaded .38 caliber gun.

17. Qasim "Coz" Sheeko, 26, of 457 Beach 66 Street, was arrested in January 2007 on charges of possessing marijuana.

18. Richard "Porter" Whitlock, 26, of 320 Beach 100 Street, was charged in July 2007 with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, for allegedly possessing crack cocaine.

19. Ebony Williams, 22, of 125 Beach 17 Street, was charged with seconddegree conspiracy, third- and fourthdegree criminal sale of a controlled substance, second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and seconddegree criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

20. Mulazim "Mook" Woods, 25, of 7600 Shore Front Parkway, was indicted in April 2007 on charges of firstdegree robbery, second- and thirddegree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree criminal use of a firearm, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and third- and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, for allegedly possessing a 9mm MAC 11 and 527 milligrams of cocaine.

Brown said that the arrests made this week, as well as those in the past, have severely limited the way the Bloods do business in Rockaway, particularly in the public housing projects.

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