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Grand jury indicts 14 in East Tennessee heroin and fentanyl distribution case

Johnson City Press • Apr 25, 2019 at 1:38 PM

A federal grand jury in Greeneville indicted 14 people on charges of distributing heroin and fentanyl in East Tennessee following an investigation involving 18 law enforcement agencies.

Each of the 14, all of which were from Michigan, were indicted April 9 on charges of conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and/or 40 grams or more of fentanyl. Three people, Joshua Gould, Leon Walton II and Shakeela Myon Bradley were also charged with money laundering. Another man, Deshawn Dwayne Thomas, was charged with distribution of fentanyl that resulted in death by overdose.

If convicted on the distribution charges, each faces a minimum of five years in prison, four years of supervised release and a fine of up to $5 million. The maximum sentence is 40 years in prison. If convicted for distribution of fentanyl resulting in the death of a victim, Thomas faces a minimum of 20 years in prison, four years of supervised release, and a fine up to $8 million. The maximum sentence is life in prison.

Named in the indictments were:

• Deandre Roy Haliburton, 31, of Detroit, Michigan

• Deshawn Dwayne Thomas, 25, of Detroit, Michigan

• Daryl Alvito Reese, 27, of Detroit, Michigan

• Delmeko Desean Vaughn, 24, of Detroit, Michigan

• Deandre Eric Williams, 24, of Detroit, Michigan

• Joshua Gould, 35, of Warren, Michigan

• Leon Walton II, 33, of Detroit, Michigan

• Nidia Marie Santiago, 25, of Detroit, Michigan

• Shakeela Myon Bradley, 29, of Detroit, Michigan

• Lovey Shresse Ingram, 31, of Detroit, Michigan

• Lareitha Lucretia Haliburton, 25, of Detroit, Michigan

• Ann Margaret Isabell, 25, of Detroit, Michigan

• Ashley Nicole Johnson, 26, of Port Huron, Michigan

• Tamar Victor Frost, 24, of Detroit, Michigan

Their trial is currently set for June 11, in U.S. District Court in Knoxville. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Quencer will be prosecuting.

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