DETROIT (WWJ) – The final defendant in a Detroit narcotics conspiracy has been sentenced to almost ten years in prison,
U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said 26-year-old Tyrone Wooten, of Detroit, was sentenced Tuesday to 114 months in prison after pleading guilty in September to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.
McQuade said Wooten was charged as one of the co-leaders of the drug conspiracy. The indictment charged seven defendants with participating in the conspiracy to distribute at least 280 grams of crack cocaine and more than a kilogram of heroin.
During the investigation, a search warrant at a Detroit home uncovered 79 grams of crack cocaine and 15 grams of heroin, along with packaging materials and other narcotics paraphernalia.
In addition to Wooten, each of the charged defendants pleaded guilty to narcotics charges and were sentenced as follows: Stefan Toliver to 100 months; George Wooten to 60 months; Rashawn Marcel Jones to 180 months; Ryan Terrel Jones to 49 months; Jabron Poydras to 32 months; and Maurice Curry to 168 months.
“We are focusing our drug enforcement efforts on drug trafficking organizations, which can lead to violence in our neighborhoods,” McQuade said. “We hope that prosecutions like this one can improve public safety for residents in our community.”
McQuade also thanked the ATF for their work in the successful investigation of the case.