Tampa Gang Members And Associates Indicted For Drug Trafficking Violations

August 13, 2020

By: Staff: Report

TAMPA. Fla.- United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the unsealing of an indictment charging eight members of a drug trafficking organization with offenses related to the distribution of cocaine and heroin. 

According to court records, this investigation targeted illegal drug traffickers operating an open-air drug market in the Robles Park Housing Community in Tampa. During the course of the investigation, law enforcement officers seized approximately 2.5 kilograms of cocaine and approximately $52,000.

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.

This investigation is the result of a partnership between the United States Attorney’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Tampa Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Florida Highway Patrol, and the Lakeland Police Department. It will be prosecuted by the Assistant United States Attorney Callan L. Albritton.

This investigation is 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.

SUMMARY CHART OF CHRAGES

Name(Age, Residence)ChargesPenalties
Darron Dexter Matthew McNeal(30, Tampa)Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 5 kg or more of cocaine and 100g or more of heroin Distribution of cocaine (3 counts)Minimum mandatory term of 10 years, and up to life, in federal prison Up to 20 years in federal prison per count
Jose Angel Andujar, a/k/a “Zay”(43, Orlando)Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 5 kg or more of cocaine Possession of 500 g or more of cocaine with the intent to distributeMinimum mandatory term of 15 years, and up to life, in federal prison Minimum mandatory term of 5 years, and up to 40 years in federal prison
Tywon Jamarquise Spann(24, Tampa)Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 5 kg or more of cocaine Distribution of cocaine (3 counts)Minimum mandatory term of 10 years, and up to life, in federal prison Up to 20 years in federal prison per count
Antonio A. Diaz, Jr.(29, Tampa)Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 5 kg or more of cocaine Distribution of cocaineMinimum mandatory term of 10 years, and up to life, in federal prison Up to 20 years in federal prison
James Edward Moore, a/k/a “Doc”(44, Tampa)Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 5 kg or more of cocaine Distribution of cocaine (2 counts)Minimum mandatory term of 10 years, and up to life, in federal prison Up to 20 years in federal prison per count
Zarron Dexter McNeal(56, Tampa)Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100 g or more of heroin Distribution of fentanyl and heroinMinimum mandatory term of 5 years, and up to 40 years, in federal prison Up to 20 years in federal prison
Omar Rashada Bacon(33, Tampa)Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100 g or more of heroinMinimum mandatory term of 5 years, and up to 40 years, in federal prison 
Juan Manuel Corrales(30, Tampa)Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100 g or more of heroinMinimum mandatory term of 5 years, and up to 40 years, in federal prison 

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