Homestead heroin ring was target of federal investigation

Share with others:


Print Email Read Later

Federal law enforcement officials today announced a round-up of a Homestead-area drug ring stemming from the indictments last week of 34 accused heroin dealers.

The indictments include teenagers connected to a gang known as the "Uptown Crew" which sold heroin in Homestead and is connected to increased incidents of violence in the area, according to U.S. Attorney David Hickton.

All six related indictments were unsealed today and include a range of narcotics and firearm charges including conspiracy to distribute heroin, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and conspiring to employ people under 18 to distribute heroin.

Of 34 people indicted, five have yet to be captured.

• Edward Cook, 25, of Homestead

• Dorianne Harris, 20, of Wilkinsburg

• Seth Lindsey, 18, of Homestead

• Anthony Smith, 21, of Homestead

• Richard Wood, 33, of Swissvale.

The first indictment includes charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, brandishing and discharging firearms during and in relation to a heroin trafficking conspiracy, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

That indictment names:

• Brandon Thompson, 30, of Homestead

• Antonio Hardin, 32, of Monroeville

• James Walker, 44, of Homestead

• Joseph Thompson II, 25, of Homestead

• Mr. Wood.

• Gregory Harris Jr., 24, of Homestead

• Luther Harper, 27, of Homestead

• Mr. Cook

The second indictment includes charges of conspiracy with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin.

That indictment names:

• Troy Anderson, 24, of Braddock

• Mark Felder, 25, of Duquesne

• Mr. Harris

The third indictment includes charges of distributing and possessing with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and conspiracy to employ and hire persons under 18 to distribute heroin.

That indictment names:

• Andre Corbett, 20, of Homestead

• Sterling Marshall, 18, of Munhall

• Tireal Wheeler, 19, of Homestead

• Jordan Murphy, 21, of Homestead

The fourth indictment includes charges of conspiracy with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and conspiracy to employ and hire persons under 18 to distribute heroin.

That indictment names:

• Jay Germany, 22, of Pittsburgh

• Brady Hall, 19, of Pittsburgh

• Jaquan Washington, 23, of Homestead

• Hector Guadalupe, 36, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

• Santino Drew, 34, of New Brunswick, N.J.

• Thomas Martinez, 34, of Edison, N.J.

• Louis Spinnenweber, Jr., 34, of Canonsburg

The fifth indictment includes charges of conspiracy with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, conspiracy to employ and hire persons under 18 to distribute heroin and possession with the intent to distribute less than 100 grams of heroin.

That indictment names:

• Bryce Harper, 26, of Homestead

• Diamantia Serrano, 19, of McKeesport

• Lacie Harper, 24, of Homestead

• Ryan Harper, 36, of Munhall

• Jamar Harper, 32, of Homestead

• Ronnell Robinson, 19, of Duquesne

• Mr. Lindsey

The sixth indictment includes charges of conspiracy with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, conspiracy to employ and hire persons under 18 to distribute heroin and brandishing and discharging firearms during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime and a crime of violence.

That indictment names:

• Thomas Hopes, 21, of Pittsburgh

• Keith Harris, 22, of Homestead

• Mr. Smith

• Hakeem Kirby, 19, of Homestead

• William McDonald, 68, of Homestead

• Ronnell Robinson, 19, of Duquesne

• Gregory Harris, Jr., 24, of Homestead

• Sterling Marshall, 18, of Munhall

mobilehome - breaking - neigh_south

Alex Zimmerman: azimmerman@post-gazette.com. First Published March 14, 2013 10:15 AM


Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here