26 arrested in connection to drug trafficking in Hampton Roads: Court docs (2024)

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. — According to court documents, 26 people were arrested in connection to drug trafficking in Hampton Roads.

The video player below goes through different mugshots that we have obtained thus far involving those arrested. Each name and charge is also listed in the table at the bottom. We will update the video as we learn more.

MUGSHOTS UPDATE: 26 arrested in connection to drug trafficking in Hampton Roads: Court docs

Some of the felony charges include possession, distribution, money laundering, and racketeering.

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The defendants’ ages range from 22 to 43 years old. If convicted, they face a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Records reveal members of the drug ring were bringing drugs from California to Virginia.

In total, 1000kg of marijuana was found, as well as 40 grams of fentanyl. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, it only takes 2mg of fentanyl to kill someone. In the recent bust, that equates to 20,000 lethal doses of fentanyl.

“They have to be held accountable for the lives they have taken, and the lives they could have taken,” said Portsmouth mother Elizabeth Ripley.

Ripley lost her son Michael to fentanyl, and said Friday she is breathing a sigh of relief.

“Everyone in the whole Tidewater area, should be praying to God and thanking them for this, because that could have been one of their loved ones,” said Ripley.

Oxycodone, cocaine, and cocaine base were also found, according to court documents.

Several addresses were listed in the indictment, including one business on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News, one house on Moss Street in Hampton, one apartment on Goldsboro Drive in Hampton, and one house on Sanderson Road in Chesapeake.

The arrests made are a result of Operation Lights Out – an investigation led by the FBI in partnership with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

Jessica Aber, theU.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, applauded the collaborative effort between law enforcement agencies that led to the slew of arrests.

“The unsealing of this indictment reflects months of incredible efforts by law enforcement. We are able to bring these charges because of the effective cooperation and collaborative effort of our local, state and federal partners on this case,” said Aber.

Name
Age
Hometown
Charges
Cortez Dayshawn Bumphus, aka “Co”
34
Newport News

Continuing Criminal Enterprise

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Felon in possession of Firearm

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking

Maintaining a Drug Involved Premises

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Dontae Lamont Dozier, aka “2 Chains”
35
Chesapeake

Continuing Criminal Enterprise

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money;

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking

Maintaining Drug Involved Premise

Use of a Communications Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Zuri Anthony Dre-Oliver Reeves, aka “Zu” or “ZuWaap”
26
Spotsylvania

Continuing Criminal Enterprise

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Amanda Bell

22
Chesapeake

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Dilquon Best, aka “Quon” or “DQ”
31
Atlanta, GA

Continuing Criminal Enterprise

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Stephon Lamount Bumphus, aka “Fon”
34
Newport News

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Damian Deshawn Gay, aka “Hatch”
25
Hampton

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking

Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering

Andrea Hunt
28
Hampton

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Obstruction of Justice

Ervin Orlando Linares, aka “Ery”
23
Los Angeles, CA

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Brandon Lamar Martin, aka “Lil B”
37
Hampton

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering

Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking

Carl Eugene Mitchell, Jr., aka “Lil Man”
27
Newport News

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering

EarvinJerome Moore, aka “Gooch”
43
Newport News

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Maintaining a Drug Involved Premises

Freddie Jamaul Moore, aka “Goons”
37
Portsmouth

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Dominique McKenzie Osborne
24
Hampton

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Rahkim O’Neil Perry, aka “Rahk”
25
Newport News

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering

Graciela Ruiz-Bernabe, aka “Grace”
33
Los Angeles, CA

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering

Nathan Caleb Schlosser-Goodson, aka “Nasty”
25
Yorktown

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking

Camille Lache Smith
30
Los Angeles, CA

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Anastasia Suyas
25
Newport News

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Nyra Taylor
23
Hampton

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering

Christina Michele Thompson
26
Spotsylvania

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Terrance Leonard Vick, aka “V”
36
Rio Linda, CA

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Thaddeus Williams IV, aka “Thad”
31

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering

Korea Woods
26
Irvine, CA

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Guang Yang, aka “Ryan”
26
Rosemead, CA

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Alicia Zamora
22
Chesapeake, VA

Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone and Cocaine Base

Conspiracy to Launder Money

Distribution of Fentanyl and Marijuana

Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering

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