BIRMINGHAM—A federal jury today convicted four North Alabama men in a conspiracy to traffic marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, FBI Special Agent in Charge Patrick J. Maley, and Madison-Morgan County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force Commander Dewayne McCarver.
Following an eight-day trial before U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre, the jury convicted Kingy Ossarius Holden, 34, of Toney; Myron Dewayne Tibbs, 34; Michael Arnez “Little Mike” Brown, 32; and William Demetro “Little Will” Holden, 24, all of Huntsville, for conspiring to operate the drug-distribution ring based in Madison County. From 2006 to 2011, the drug ring distributed more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana, evidence at trial showed.
The jury also convicted Holden on four counts of distributing marijuana and one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Evidence in the case included conversations from federal wire taps which were conducted between July 2011 and September 2011. The wiretaps intercepted calls among all the defendants in which they discussed the drug trafficking operation. During the course of the wiretap investigation, law enforcement seized about $250,000 in proceeds of the illegal marijuana-distribution ring.
Along with the four men convicted today, eight other defendants in the case pled guilty before trial. Those defendants and their charges are as follows:
■Ivan Fletcher, 36, of Toney: convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.
■Roy Christian Lee, 44, of Huntsville: conspiracy to distribute marijuana and cocaine, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
■Cedrick Ramon “Ced” or “Big Ced” Carroll, 33, of Tuscumbia: conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute powder and crack cocaine, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.
■Ashley Nicole Chunn, 24, of Huntsville: conspiracy to distribute marijuana.
■Nathan Searcy Wlliams, 29, of Northport: conspiracy to distribute marijuana and four counts of money laundering.
■Sharode Durome Pickett, 32, of Birmingham: conspiracy to distribute marijuana.
■Lamaric Trevelle “Akbar” Douglass, 22, of Huntsville: conspiracy to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
■Napoleon Lee Ingram, 44, of Muscle Shoals: conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Laura D. Hodge, Enid D. Athanas, and Jennifer Murnahan prosecuted the case.