Score:   1
Docket Number:   MD-FL  8:17-cr-00552
Case Name:   USA v. Gell
  Press Releases:
Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the culmination of a long-term investigation, dubbed “Operation Blackjack,” into arms and narcotics trafficking activities, centered in Pasco County, Florida. As a result, 39 individuals have been charged with various federal firearms and drug violations. (Please see chart for details). The indictments also notify the defendants that the United States intends to forfeit the firearms used in these offenses and any proceeds traceable to the offenses.

“We will continue to use every tool at our disposal to prosecute those who persist in purveying violent crime and drug trafficking on our streets,” said U.S. Attorney Chapa Lopez. “We are committed to working with our partners to render our communities safe for our citizens in the Middle District of Florida.”

“ATF’s primary focus is protecting the public by reducing violent crime,” said Special Agent in Charge Daryl McCrary. “ATF continues to aggressively pursue violent offenders and will work with our law enforcement partners to protect and serve our communities.”

"The Pasco Sheriff's Office is proud of the partnership it has with the Department of Justice,” said Sheriff Chris Nocco. “Taking illegally possessed guns and criminals off the street will have a positive impact on the safety of our community."         

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

Operation Blackjack arose out of a partnership between the United States Attorney’s Office, the State Attorney’s Office for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. The cases will be prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office’s Violent Crimes and Narcotics Section.

These cases were brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. In the Middle District of Florida, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with various federal, state, and local law enforcement officials. 

This investigation is also the result of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) program. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and those primarily responsible for the nation’s drug supply.



Defendant (Age)



Charges

Maximum Penalties



Michael Baun (29)

Port Richey, FL





Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

 





Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment.





Jade Blair (25)

Spring Hill, FL





Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.





Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment.





Nicholas Bollman (24)

Port Richey, FL





Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.





Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment.





Jonathan Budowski* (47)

Bushnell, FL





Possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine;

 

Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon;

 

Possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.





Maximum term of 20 years' imprisonment;

 

Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment;

 

Minimum mandatory term of imprisonment of 5 years, and up to life imprisonment, to run consecutively to any other sentence of imprisonment.





Bradley Cox (31)

Palmetto, FL





Conspiring to possess with intent to distribute heroin;

 

Possessing with the intent to distribute fentanyl;

 

Possessing with the intent to distribute fentanyl.





Maximum term of 20 years' imprisonment, per count.





Crystal Davis (26)

Tampa, FL





Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

 





Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment.





Donald Dussell, a/k/a “Dino” (41)

Hudson, FL

 





Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon (8 counts);

 

Distributing  heroin;

 

Distributing 5 grams or more of methamphetamine.





Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment, per count;

 

Maximum term of 20 years' imprisonment;

 

Minimum mandatory term of 5 years’ imprisonment, and up to life imprisonment.





Kurt Gell* (39)

Bartow, FL





Pleaded guilty to possessing with the intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine.





Sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment.





Melissa James (33)

New Port Richey, FL





Possessing with the intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine.





Minimum mandatory term of 5 years’ imprisonment, and up to 40 years’ imprisonment.

 





Breanna Knights (21)

New Port Richey, FL





Distributing heroin;

Distributing crack cocaine.





Maximum term of 20 years' imprisonment, per count.

 





Jerry Koezeno* (30)

New Port Richey, FL





Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon;

 

Distributing 5 grams or more of methamphetamine (2 counts).

 

Pleaded guilty on October 3, 2018.

Sentencing set for January 3, 2019.





Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment.

 

Minimum mandatory of 5 years’ imprisonment, and up to 40 years’ imprisonment, per count.





Joshua Koezeno (25)

New Port Richey, FL





Possessing with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.





Minimum mandatory term of 20 years’ imprisonment, and up to life imprisonment.





James Thomas Lang, III (32)

Tampa, FL





Conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin and 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine;

 

Distributing heroin and fentanyl (two counts);

 

Distributing methamphetamine;

 

Distributing heroin (two counts)





Minimum Mandatory of 10 years’ imprisonment, and up to life imprisonment.

 

As to remaining counts, maximum term of 30 years' imprisonment, per count.

 

 





James Laughery (44)

New Port Richey, FL 





Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon (4 counts).





Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment, per count.





Stephen Kenneth Lore* (48)

Hudson, FL





Pleaded guilty to possessing with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.





Sentenced to 15 years and 8 months’ imprisonment.





Jamie Manz (40)

Port Richey, FL





Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon (2 counts).





Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment, per count.





Andre Maytum (34)

Port Richey, FL





Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

 





Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment.





Chastity McBride (35)

New Port Richey, FL





Conspiring to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine;

 

Distributing  50 grams or more of methamphetamine;

 

Distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.





Mandatory minimum term of 20 years’ imprisonment, and up to life imprisonment, per count.





Stephanie McDonald* (35)

New Port Richey, FL





Pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

 

Sentencing scheduled for 12/18/2018.





Minimum mandatory term of imprisonment of 5 years, and up to life imprisonment.





Skyler McMillion (33)

Port Richey, FL





Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

 





Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment.





Jacob Montgomery (25)

New Port Richey, FL





Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.





Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment.



 

Richard Morman (31)

New Port Richey, FL





Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon;

 

Possessing a pipe bomb;

 

Possessing pipe bombs.

 





Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment, per count.





Arnold Gerard Nelson, Jr. (32)

Tampa, FL





Conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin, and 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine;

 

Distributing heroin and fentanyl (three counts);

 

Distributing methamphetamine;

 

Distributing heroin (2 counts).





Minimum mandatory term of 5 years’ imprisonment, and up to 40 years’ imprisonment;

 

All other counts:

Maximum term of 20 years' imprisonment, per count.





William Ohrmund (43), a/k/a “Billy the Kid”*

Port Richey, FL





Pleaded guilty to possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine.





Sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment.





Bobby Osborne (33)

Hudson, FL





Conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and  50 grams or more of methamphetamine;

 

Distributing  50 grams or more of methamphetamine;

 

Distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.





Minimum mandatory term of 20 years’ imprisonment, and up to life imprisonment, per count.





Chad Michael Overend (37)

Port Richey, FL





Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.





Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment.





Ryan Perrin (32)

Palm Harbor, FL





Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon (2 counts).





Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment, per count.

 



 

Randi Potter (44)

New Port Richey, FL





1. Possessing with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine;

 

2. Possessing with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine;

 

3. Possessing with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine;

 

4. Possessing with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).





As to counts 1 and 2 : Minimum Mandatory term of 10 years’ imprisonment, and up to life imprisonment;

 

 

 

Minimum mandatory term of 20 years’ imprisonment, and up to life imprisonment;

 

 

4.   Maximum term of 30 years’ imprisonment.



 

John Christopher Roberts* (35)

Orlando, FL





Pleaded guilty to:

Conspiring to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine;

 

Possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

 

Sentencing set for 1/6/2019.





 

Maximum term of 20 years' imprisonment;

 

 

Minimum mandatory term of 5 years’ imprisonment, and up to life imprisonment.





Justin Ruth (28)

New Port Richey, FL





Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon (2 counts).





Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment, per count.

 





Anthony Steve* (37)

Port Richey, FL





Pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

 





Sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment.

 





Keith Jason Stewart (29)

Hudson, FL





Distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (2 counts);

 

Possessing firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon.





Minimum mandatory term of 20 years’ imprisonment, and up to life imprisonment, per count;

 

Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment.





George Susick* (29)

Spring Hill, FL





Pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.





Sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment.

 





Joseph Ward* (46)

New Port Richey, FL





Found guilty of possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon.





Sentenced to 4 years and 3 months’ imprisonment.





David Weyde* (30)

Port Richey, FL





Pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and to possessing an unregistered sawed-off shotgun.





Sentenced to 4 years and 3 months’ imprisonment.





Gary Webb, a/k/a “Superman” (40)

Port Richey, FL





Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.





Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment.





Larry Dean Wilson, Jr. (41)

Land O’Lakes, FL





Distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (2 counts);

 

 

Distributing marijuana;





Mandatory minimum term of 20 years’ imprisonment, and up to life imprisonment, per count;

 

Maximum term of imprisonment of 5 years;

 





Michael Wilson* (45)

Spring Hill, FL





Convicted at trial of possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon.





Sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment.





Andrew Windsor (34)

Port Richey, FL





Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.





Maximum term of 10 years' imprisonment.



* Charged prior to takedown operation.

 

 

Docket (0 Docs):   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14Ih_ZeCrlnKA0c4K1M8bEc366Fm0BRGVDjZCWlcXYxo/edit#gid=0
  Last Updated: 2019-10-15 12:44:12 UTC
Description: The fiscal year of the data file obtained from the AOUSC
Format: YYYY

Description: The code of the federal judicial circuit where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the federal judicial district where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the district office where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: Docket number assigned by the district to the case
Format: A7

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which cannot be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which can be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A sequential number indicating whether a case is an original proceeding or a reopen
Format: N5

Description: Case type associated with the current defendant record
Format: A2

Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, defendant number, and reopen sequence number
Format: A18

Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, and reopen sequence number
Format: A15

Description: The status of the defendant as assigned by the AOUSC
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the fugitive status of a defendant
Format: A1

Description: The date upon which a defendant became a fugitive
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which a fugitive defendant was taken into custody
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date when a case was first docketed in the district court
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which proceedings in a case commenced on charges pending in the district court where the defendant appeared, or the date of the defendant’s felony-waiver of indictment
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code used to identify the nature of the proceeding
Format: N2

Description: The date when a defendant first appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code indicating the event by which a defendant appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the type of legal counsel assigned to a defendant
Format: N2

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE1
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE1
Format: A3

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the second highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE2
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE2
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE2
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE2
Format: A3

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the third highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE3
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE3
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE3
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE3
Format: A3

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the fourth highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE4
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE4
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE4
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE4
Format: A3

Description: The FIPS code used to indicate the county or parish where an offense was committed
Format: A5

Description: The date of the last action taken on the record
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which judicial proceedings before the court concluded
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the final sentence is recorded on the docket
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the case was closed
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The number of days from the earlier of filing date or first appearance date to proceeding date
Format: N3

Description: The number of days from proceeding date to disposition date
Format: N3

Description: The number of days from disposition date to sentencing date
Format: N3

Description: The code of the district office where the case was terminated
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the type of legal counsel assigned to a defendant at the time the case was closed
Format: N2

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense that carried the most severe disposition and penalty under which the defendant was disposed
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with TTITLE1
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with TTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with TTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with TTITLE1
Format: A3

Description: The code indicating the nature or type of disposition associated with TTITLE1
Format: N2

Description: The number of months a defendant was sentenced to prison under TTITLE1
Format: N4

Description: A code indicating whether the prison sentence associated with TTITLE1 was concurrent or consecutive in relation to the other counts in the indictment or information or multiple counts of the same charge
Format: A4

Description: The number of months of probation imposed upon a defendant under TTITLE1
Format: N4

Description: A period of supervised release imposed upon a defendant under TTITLE1
Format: N3

Description: The fine imposed upon the defendant at sentencing under TTITLE1
Format: N8

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense under which the defendant was disposed that carried the second most severe disposition and penalty
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with TTITLE2
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with TTITLE2
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with TTITLE2
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with TTITLE2
Format: A3

Description: The code indicating the nature or type of disposition associated with TTITLE2
Format: N2

Description: The number of months a defendant was sentenced to prison under TTITLE2
Format: N4

Description: The number of months of probation imposed upon a defendant under TTITLE2
Format: N4

Description: A period of supervised release imposed upon a defendant under TTITLE2
Format: N3

Description: The fine imposed upon the defendant at sentencing under TTITLE2
Format: N8

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense under which the defendant was disposed that carried the third most severe disposition and penalty
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with TTITLE3
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with TTITLE3
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with TTITLE3
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with TTITLE3
Format: A3

Description: The code indicating the nature or type of disposition associated with TTITLE3
Format: N2

Description: The number of months a defendant was sentenced to prison under TTITLE3
Format: N4

Description: The number of months of probation imposed upon a defendant under TTITLE3
Format: N4

Description: A period of supervised release imposed upon a defendant under TTITLE3
Format: N3

Description: The fine imposed upon the defendant at sentencing under TTITLE3
Format: N8

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense under which the defendant was disposed that carried the fourth most severe disposition and Penalty
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with TTITLE4
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with TTITLE4
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with TTITLE4
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with TTITLE4
Format: A3

Description: The code indicating the nature or type of disposition associated with TTITLE4
Format: N2

Description: The number of months a defendant was sentenced to prison under TTITLE4
Format: N4

Description: The number of months of probation imposed upon a defendant under TTITLE4
Format: N4

Description: A period of supervised release imposed upon a defendant under TTITLE4
Format: N3

Description: The fine imposed upon the defendant at sentencing under TTITLE4
Format: N8

Description: The total prison time for all offenses of which the defendant was convicted and prison time was imposed
Format: N4

Description: The total fine imposed at sentencing for all offenses of which the defendant was convicted and a fine was imposed
Format: N8

Description: A count of defendants filed including inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed excluding inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings commenced
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated including interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated excluding interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings terminated
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period including long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period excluding long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: The source from which the data were loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: A10

Description: A sequential number indicating the iteration of the defendant record
Format: N2

Description: The date the record was loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: Statistical year ID label on data file obtained from the AOUSC which represents termination year
Format: YYYY

Data imported from FJC Integrated Database
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