Ogdensburg drug traffickers sentenced or "I smell a rat"

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Bye bye black birds

Camillus, NY

#1 Feb 18, 2012
Watertown man sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for drug possession
By BRIAN KELLY
TIMES STAFF WRITER
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012

A Watertown man was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court, Syracuse, to more than 20 years in federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy that moved cocaine between Watertown and Ogdensburg.

Tyrone K. Felder, 30, was sentenced to 262 months’ imprisonment, followed by eight years of post-release supervision, for a Sept. 27 guilty plea to a charge that he possessed more than 500 grams of a substance containing cocaine.

According to court documents, Mr. Felder admitted that he received powder cocaine from New York City on behalf of Jermaine V. Branford, also of Watertown, and cooked it into crack cocaine. He denied that he assisted Mr. Branford in distributing the drug, but admitted that he was distributing it on his own.

In all, 11 people were charged with trafficking powder cocaine from the New York City area to Syracuse and then to Watertown, where the drug was cooked into crack cocaine at various locations, according to court documents. Proceeds from the sales of the drug in Watertown and Ogdensburg were then used to buy more cocaine in New York City, it was alleged.

According to court documents, Mr. Branford came to Watertown from Brooklyn with two of his neighbors, Enal C. LaRose and Travis J. Battice, and began bringing cocaine into the area for distribution. While Mr. Felder was also born in Brooklyn, he did not meet the other three men until he moved to Watertown from Utica.

Mr. Branford pleaded guilty Feb. 16, 2011, to drug possession and faces up to a life sentence and $8 million fine at sentencing March 7. Mr. LaRose pleaded guilty in May and was sentenced in October to 12½ years in federal prison. Mr. Battice pleaded guilty in March and was sentenced Dec. 6 to 8½ years’ imprisonment.

Also, Arron Gunn, address not available, pleaded guilty in July and was sentenced Nov. 7 to five years in prison, and Mizair Licona, New York City, was sentenced Dec. 6 to 8½ years. Tammy Vinch, Ogdensburg, pleaded guilty Oct. 7 and faces a minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of 40 years at sentencing March 1. Evarda E. Baron, New York City, pleaded guilty in March and was sentenced Sept. 6 to six months in prison.

Charges against Heather L. Lafave, Ogdensburg, Patrick McIntyre, Syracuse, and Semeathea Leake, address not available, were dismissed.

Mr. Felder also appeared in Jefferson County Court on Friday, where he pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance as a result of two separate incidents. He had been charged in grand jury indictments handed up in April 2010 with having and selling cocaine and in May 2010 with possessing cocaine.

He is expected to be sentenced April 20 to state prison, although his sentence will likely run concurrently with his federal sentence.

http://www.ogd.com/article/20120218/OGD01/702...
Rat alert

Camillus, NY

#2 Feb 18, 2012
Tammy Vinch, Ogdensburg, pleaded guilty Oct. 7 and faces a minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of 40 years at sentencing March 1.

Charges against Heather L. Lafave, Ogdensburg, Patrick McIntyre, Syracuse, and Semeathea Leake, address not available, were dismissed.

http://www.ogd.com/article/20120218/OGD01/702...
Black Lake Bitch

Gouverneur, NY

#4 Feb 24, 2012
I think you need to find a more reliable source. Heather Lafave was just sentenced to more than Tyrone got! NOT DISMISSED!!! Tammy Vinch is free
Deal or no deal

Camillus, NY

#7 Feb 24, 2012
Oh gee sorry I forgot it was only a joint that time,not like the last time
unlucky

Middleport, NY

#8 Feb 24, 2012
The only deals that should get made are ones for pot.
The harder drugs should get at least one full year of jail. System is way too easy, that's why many like to deal.
rose miller

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Mar 1, 2012
sell crack to kids
longler

Plainsboro, NJ

#13 Apr 9, 2012
not sell crack
Sarah the ashtray Ashley

United States

#14 Apr 9, 2012
why isnt my name on here..i was with tammy and we both testified agaisnt these colored boys..i usead to screw to one dude for crack but then ratted him out.
Sarah

Camillus, NY

#16 Apr 12, 2012
Sarah the ashtray Ashley wrote:
why isnt my name on here..i was with tammy and we both testified agaisnt these colored boys..i usead to screw to one dude for crack but then ratted him out.
yes i did an your next
Keep Clean

Gouverneur, NY

#17 Apr 14, 2012
What boggles my mind is the repeaters. You think you would learn but they never do. If i ever spent one night behind bars, i would never make that mistake again.
kKk TheReal BoyzInTheHood

Black River, NY

#19 Apr 16, 2012
Anyone see a common denominator here?

Hint: Also known as Alabama Windchimes.
yes man

United States

#20 Apr 16, 2012
rose miller wrote:
sell crack to kids
her an her new man sell crack at kozy
this is sad

Greenwood, NE

#21 May 26, 2012
Heather is a great person at heart and hilarious. Anyone know where I could write her at?
this is sad

Greenwood, NE

#22 May 26, 2012
Also Heather is far from a rat. I was in county with her and I've seen the letters from her lawyer she would NOT cooperate in anyway. She is one of the few people caught up like that who is still good on her word. If only more people were like her!
tall and bald

Kirkville, NY

#23 Jun 29, 2012
Me like crack :D
burgy

Liverpool, NY

#24 Jun 30, 2012
Who cares its good they got caught if they weren't doing illegal activity they wouldn't have to worry about a rat grow up and get a real job and stop trafficking
I dont care

Watertown, NY

#25 Jun 30, 2012
burgy wrote:
Who cares its good they got caught if they weren't doing illegal activity they wouldn't have to worry about a rat grow up and get a real job and stop trafficking
I got a real job, but I also sell at work. It works out great for all involved. I don't care if I get caught. If I do I will be back, and I will do it all over again.

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