U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced Thursday that after a ten-month joint investigation, FBI agents and CMPD officers arrested several individuals during an early morning round-up.
Thursday morning’s round-up was the result of a joint law enforcement investigation into drug dealing and drug related criminal activity in and around the Lakewood Community in Charlotte.
Ten of those arrested face federal charges and one was arrested on state offenses. Two others currently in state custody have also been indicted federally.
Those arrested on multiple federal charges of distribution and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine are (Non Pictorial Order): Ashley Bennet, 22, of Charlotte; Travis Burris, 21, of Charlotte; Charles Berry, 49, of Charlotte; Andre Booker, 23, of Charlotte, Lemuel Carr, 21, of Charlotte; Marcus Hammonds, 33, of Charlotte; Jonathan Means, 38, of Charlotte; Jermaine Monroe, 37, of Charlotte; Robert Fitzgerald Moore, 53, of Charlotte; and Dandre Morrison, 30, of Charlotte. Ashley Bennet, and Travis Burris are also charged with conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Marcus Gregory was also arrested today on state charges.
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Two individuals currently in state custody now face federal offenses. Shea Roseboro, 28, is charged with distribution and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, and Kwame Hakeem Crawford, 27, is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The charges contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.