Score:   1
Docket Number:   ND-FL  4:19-cr-00045
Case Name:   USA v. HADLEY et al
  Press Releases:
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging three

men – including a Federal Bureau of Prisons employee – with 51 counts of federal dogfighting

offenses. The charges stem from an investigation into drug trafficking and a large- scale illegal

dogfighting operation involving over 100 dogs. The superseding indictment was announced by Lawrence

Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

Most of the dogs used by the defendants were recovered by the United States Marshals Service and

have been placed with appropriate foster organizations.

The defendants named in this indictment are:

●    Jermaine Terrell Hadley, 31, Quincy, Florida;

●    Leonard Safford, 37, Gretna, Florida;

●    Decarlise Chapman, 46, Marianna, Florida.

The superseding indictment adds Chapman, who is an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, as a

defendant in the case. Hadley and Stafford, among several other individuals, were named in the June

4, 2019, indictment in this case, but the other defendants have entered guilty pleas and therefore

are not included the superseding indictment.

“From the beginning, this case has shocked the sensibilities of decent, law-abiding people

throughout the Northern District of Florida – and it’s even more shocking when an individual in a

position of public trust has been added to those charged with these shameful activities,” U.S.

Attorney Keefe said.

The superseding indictment and arrests resulted from an extensive investigation by the Organized

Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), a joint federal, state, and local cooperative, which

targeted a drug trafficking organization that also allegedly organized and conducted a large-scale

illegal dogfighting operation throughout the Northern District of Florida between 2014 and 2019.

During the investigation, undercover operations were conducted to infiltrate the ring; execute

multiple search warrants on properties allegedly involved in training, housing, and conducting illegal dogfights; and successfully raid a dogfight in progress.

If convicted, the charged defendants face penalties of up to five years imprisonment and fines up

to $250,000, per count. Trial is set for February 3, 2020, at 8:15 a.m., at the United States

Courthouse in Tallahassee.

Participating in the investigation of the cases were the Drug Enforcement Administration, the

Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General, Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau

of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the United States Marshals Service, the

U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air

and Marine Operations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office,

the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Chattahoochee Police

Department, the Tallahassee Police Department, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, the Calhoun County

Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Florida Air National Guard

Counterdrug Program. The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Eric

Mountin.

The OCDETF approach to combating drug trafficking is the nation’s primary tool for disrupting and

dismantling major drug trafficking organizations, targeting national and regional level drug

trafficking organizations, and coordinating the necessary law enforcement entities and resources to

disrupt and dismantle the targeted criminal organization and seize its assets.

An indictment is merely an allegation by a grand jury that a defendant has committed a violation of

federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and

entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a

reasonable doubt.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that

serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. To access

public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of

Florida website. For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern

District of Florida, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/fln/index.html.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment, unsealed today, charging eight defendants with 83 counts of federal dogfighting offenses stemming from an investigation into drug trafficking and a large-scale illegal dogfighting operation involving approximately 100 dogs. The indictment was announced by Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

Most of the dogs used by the defendants were recovered by the United States Marshals Service and placed with appropriate foster organizations. In addition to setting out the facts supporting the charges, the indictment alleges that at one of the locations searched where dog fighting events were conducted, investigators discovered the remains of a recently-deceased dog, confirming that dog fights were recently held at that location.

“The United States Attorney’s Office takes allegations of dogfighting very seriously. Our society can be judged, in part, by how we treat our animals,” Keefe said. “This office will work with our partners at the federal, state, and local levels to pursue such cases vigorously."

The defendants named in this indictment are:

● Jermaine Terrell Hadley, 31, Quincy, Florida;

● Devar San Jacus Donaldson, 27, Quincy, Florida;

● Sariem Shanquell McMillian, 23, Quincy, Florida;

● Randell Lavel Colston, 47, Quincy, Florida;

● Bob Streets, 35, Quincy, Florida;

● Zanntayfey Yohoun Bennett, 35, Quincy, Florida;

● Dennis Lamar Howard, 45, Chattahoochee, Florida; and

● Leonard Safford, 37, Gretna, Florida.

The indictment and arrests resulted from an extensive investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), a joint federal, state, and local cooperative, which targeted a drug trafficking organization that also allegedly organized and conducted a large-scale illegal dogfighting operation throughout the Northern District of Florida between 2014 through

2019. During the operation, search warrants were executed on properties allegedly involved in training, housing, and conducting illegal dogfights.

The charged defendants face penalties of up to five years imprisonment and fines up to $250,000, per count of conviction.

On May 8, 2019, Hadley, Donaldson, McMillian, and Colston were among a dozen individuals indicted on federal drug trafficking offenses for allegedly distributing methamphetamine, cocaine, and MDMA throughout the north-central Florida Panhandle between 2018 and 2019.

The cases were investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the United States Marshals Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations, the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Chattahoochee Police Department, the Tallahassee Police Department, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Florida Air National Guard Counterdrug Program. The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Eric Mountin.

The OCDETF approach to combating drug trafficking is the nation’s primary tool for disrupting and dismantling major drug trafficking organizations, targeting national and regional level drug trafficking organizations, and coordinating the necessary law enforcement entities and resources to disrupt and dismantle the targeted criminal organization and seize its assets.

An indictment is merely an allegation by a grand jury that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. To access public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida website. For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/fln/index.html.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment, unsealed today, charging 12 defendants with federal drug trafficking offenses.  The indictment was announced by Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

The defendants are:

Jermaine Terrell Hadley, 31, Quincy, Florida;

Devar San Jacus Donaldson, 27, Quincy, Florida;

Sariem Shanquell McMillian, 23, Quincy, Florida;

Ja’rod Lamar Bryant, 31, Quincy, Florida;

Jaquantavious Trayshon Owens, 25, Quincy, Florida;

Jamaron Juanata Paden Sr., 29, Marianna, Florida;

Eddie Lee Hughes, 52, Quincy, Florida;

Tiffany Jean Hughes, 29, Marianna, Florida;

Samantha Eugenia Yelle, 30, Marianna, Florida;

Patrick Lee Baker, 43, Quincy, Florida;

Randell Lavel Colston, 47, Quincy, Florida; and

Linda Lockwood, 48, Quincy, Florida.

 

The indictment and arrests resulted from an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Operation which targeted a drug trafficking organization alleged to be responsible for the distribution of methamphetamine, cocaine, and MDMA throughout the northcentral panhandle of Florida between 2018 and 2019.

The charged defendants face penalties ranging up to and including life imprisonment, and fines up to $20,000,000.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Office of Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the United States Marshals Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson’s County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Chattahoochee Police Department, the Tallahassee Police Department, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, the Calhoun Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Florida Air National Guard Counterdrug Program. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Eric Mountin.

This prosecution is part of an extensive investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). OCDETF is a joint federal, state, and local cooperative approach to combat drug trafficking and is the nation’s primary tool for disrupting and dismantling major drug trafficking organizations, targeting national and regional level drug trafficking organizations, and coordinating the necessary law enforcement entities and resources to disrupt and dismantle the targeted criminal organization and seize its assets.

An indictment is merely an allegation by a grand jury that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt.  All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General.  To access public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida website.  For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/fln/index.html.

Description: The fiscal year of the data file obtained from the AOUSC
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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 title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the fifth highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE5
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE5
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE5
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE5
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 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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