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Federal Drug and Conspiracy Indictments Unsealed

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

Six people with ties to the local area have been charged in a U.S. District Court indictment on drug and conspiracy charges.  

Those indicted include 49-year-old Allen Redmond also known as 'North' and 'Big Boy', 36-year-old Tenaucah Little also known as 'Naucha', 45-year-old Walter Gardner, Junior also known as 'J-Rock' and 'Junior', 33-year-old Cambryn Baker, 39-year-old Jason Crabtree and 50-year-old Vickie Marie Parrish.   

All six are charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine from January 2010 to January 2013 in Clinton, Cook, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties in the Southern District of Illinois and elsewhere.  The indictment states the six knowingly and intentionally, conspired with each other and with others both known and unknown to the Grand Jury to knowingly and intentionally distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine.  

A second count accuses Little of knowingly and intentionally distributing less than 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine on May 30th, 2012 in St. Clair County.  

Count three accuses Crabtree of knowingly and intentionally distributing less than 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine in Marion County on August 16th, 2012.  

Both Little and Baker are charged in the fourth count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments and concealing or disguising the nature, source, location, ownership or control of the proceeds of the conspiracy to distribute cocaine from 2010 to January 2013 in the Southern District of Illinois and elsewhere.  

If convicted of the conspiracy to distribute cocaine, all six of those indicted are required to forfeit any and all property derived from the violation.  They are also required to forfeit any property used to commit or facilitate the violation.  The indictment says the property to be forfeited includes, but is not limited to approximately $10,500 in U.S. currency seized on October 3rd, 2012.  In addition to the seizures, proceeds of a half-million dollars in U.S. funds is being sought.   

The U.S. Attorney's office is recommending the six be detained pending court action on the indictments.  The indictment was issued on May 21st when the arrest warrants for the six defendants were issued.  However, some were just picked up in the past few days allowing the indictment to be unsealed.     

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