A jury acquitted a Brundidge man this week of his alleged role in a federal drug distribution conspiracy stretching across three counties.
Federal Court records indicate a jury found Cedrin Farood Carter not guilty of a conspiracy to distribute cocaine charge. Montgomery attorney Richard Keith represented Carter at trial.
Records also indicate nine other people, who were the co-defendants in the conspiracy, had already pleaded guilty.
Agents with the U.S. Marshals service arrested the 10 people in November of 2011 and charged them jointly in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine in Pike, Butler and Houston counties.
According to federal court records, only one of the defendants, Jason Terrell Davenport, of Troy, has been sentenced. Davenport pleaded guilty earlier this year to a felony conspiracy to distribute cocaine charge and received a prison sentence of just over five years.
Records indicate both Eric “E.P.” Parker, of Troy, and Willie “Scoop” Townsend, of Fairburn, Ga., pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy to distribute cocaine and felony money laundering charges.
Records indicate Parker’s guilty plea included obtaining cocaine from Townsend in the Atlanta area and bringing it back to the Middle District of Alabama where he and others distributed it.
Records indicate Townsend’s guilty plea included the brokering of transactions in which Parker obtained cocaine from the Atlanta area after which it was distributed by Parker and others. Records also say Townsend pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting Parker in laundering money, which included Parker making a $1,000 deposit into a Wells Fargo account in Pike County in August 2011.
The remaining defendants, Christopher Darrin Alloway, of Troy, Ronisha Rawshon Carter, of Troy, Willie “Cruise” Boggan, of Greenville, Brian “Skunk” Walker, of Greenville, Kelvin Dewayne Anderson, of Dothan, and Jeffery “Jiffy” Bennett, of Troy, pleaded guilty to a felony conspiracy to distribute charge.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, Troy Police Department, Greenville Police Department, Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama State Troopers, and the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.