Tren­ton man ad­mits he was part of drug-deal­ing gang

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - NEWS - By Isaac Avilucea iav­ilucea@21st-cen­tu­ry­ @IsaacAvilucea on Twit­ter

TREN­TON » A city man who was ar­rested as part of a mas­sive crack­down on a dan­ger­ous, drug-deal­ing set of the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty Tues­day to con­spir­acy to dis­trib­ute drugs in the cap­i­tal city, au­thor­i­ties said.

Bobby Wil­liams, 37, ad­mit­ted his guilt be­fore U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp, sit­ting in fed­eral court in Tren­ton, to con­spir­acy to dis­trib­ute and pos­sess co­caine, pros­e­cu­tors said in a news re­lease. He ad­mit­ted at­tempt­ing to sell more than 500 grams of co­caine and pos­sess 28 grams of co­caine base, au­thor­i­ties said.

He worked along­side code­fen­dants Khalfini Richard­son, Wil­liam En­mond and Capi­tol T. Wel­lons to dis­trib­ute and man­u­fac­ture crack co­caine from two city res­i­dences.

They were among more than 60 peo­ple, some high-rank­ing mem­bers of the Sex Money Mur­der set of the Bloods, ar­rested last year fol­low­ing a two-year long investigation. The oper­a­tion, which started on an anony­mous tip re­gard­ing a drug traf­fick­ing or­ga­ni­za­tion led by Bobby Wil­liams, led to the seizure of more than $1.3 mil­lion in nar­cotics, $25,000, two-weapons and five cars.

Com­plaints came in via the MyBlock web­site and anony­mous tipline about nar­cotics in the area of Southard Street, in a case that was

cracked by nu­mer­ous law en­force­ment groups, in­clud­ing the Drug En­force­ment Agency.

Tren­ton Po­lice Di­rec­tor Ernest Par­rey Jr. said at the time of the drug bust those ar­rested were among the up­per-ech­e­lon in the gang busi­ness al­leged to have been lead­ing smaller “splin­ter” groups within Tren­ton, Cen­tral Jersey and North­east­ern Penn­syl­va­nia.

For his part, Wil­liams ad­mit­ted he con­spired with the men to dis­trib­ute nearly 2 kilo­grams of co­caine and other amounts of crack co­caine.

The charge Wil­liams pleaded to car­ries a manda­tory min­i­mum of five years in prison and at the stiffest end up to 40 years and a $5 mil­lion fine. Wil­liams’ sen­tenc­ing is set for March 6.

En­mond al­ready pleaded guilty and re­ceived a sen­tence of five years in prison in July, au­thor­i­ties said.

Richard­son and Wel­lons have also pleaded guilty and await sen­tenc­ing.

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