Eight Sentenced to Prison for Drug Trafficking on Alabama Street

By: U.S. Department of Justice Release
By: U.S. Department of Justice Release
Eight men have been sentenced to federal prison following their arrests last December as a result of Operation See Change, a six-month undercover investigation targeting street-level drug distribution along Tallahassee’s Alabama Street corridor.

This photo released Thursday, March 17, 2005, by the California Department of Corrections shows Scott Peterson during the intake process at San Quentin Prison in San Quentin, Calif. Judge Alfred A. Delucchi on Wednesday accepted the jury's recommendation that Peterson be sentenced to death, calling the killing of Laci Peterson and her fetus "cruel, uncaring, heartless and callous." (AP Photo/California Department of Correction)

TALLAHASSEE, FL -

Eight men have been sentenced to federal prison following their arrests last December as a result of Operation See Change, a six-month undercover investigation targeting street-level drug distribution along Tallahassee’s Alabama Street corridor.

Those sentenced for drug trafficking include:

Eddie Jerome Boyd, 44, was sentenced to 262 months;
Antwan Santez Bullard, 27, was sentenced to 188 months;
Danny Ray Crittenden, Jr., 27, was sentenced to 188 months;
Deonte Deangelo Hill, 19, was sentenced to 15 months;
Tommy Clarence Jackson, 54, was sentenced to 192 months;
Willie Powell, 23, was sentenced to 96 months;
Marquiz Donnell Rollins, 32, was sentenced to 10 months; and
Denson Jacarrus Washington, 24, was sentenced to 188 months.

Jackson’s 192-month prison term also included sentences for possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of a firearm while a convicted felon.

The United States Attorney’s Office, the State Attorney’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, the Tallahassee Police Department, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement initiated Operation See Change in July 2011. Relying on current crime data and statistics, Operation See Change focused on the city’s most violent and active open-air drug market in the Alabama Street-Griffin Heights area. Working undercover, detectives from the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and the Tallahassee Police Department worked with federal agents to make strong cases against drug dealers – many of whom had long criminal histories of violence and drug trafficking crimes.

The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, Pamela C. Marsh, announced the sentences today. She explained: “Attacking violent crime and making our communities safer is one of Attorney General Holder’s highest priorities for the Department of Justice, nationwide. Operation See Change was our local initiative aimed at reducing violent crime here in Tallahassee. Taking such violent felons out of our communities for a significant period of time should send a message of deterrence to others who might be attracted to the gang lifestyle and culture. Both state and federal laws give us strong enforcement tools that we will not hesitate to use.” U.S. Attorney Marsh also expressed her grateful appreciation for the work and partnership of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Leon County Sheriff=s Office, the Tallahassee Police Department, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, whose joint investigation led to the convictions in these cases.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Coody.


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  • by ? on May 7, 2012 at 10:30 AM
    Those 8 are still not listed in the Leon County Jail although the DOC says they are in the Leon County Jail. Where are they? Are they going to walk?
  • by Yikespeople Location: Tallahassee on May 6, 2012 at 10:42 AM
    Once again my comment on the student housing situation in this area was not added to your comments. Makes me wonder if you might own or know someone who owns and rents student housing in these high crime areas. Hope you sleep well at night knowing that your making money at the expense of someones childs safety. Take your little example bust and shove it!!!! And to all the parents who are moving their children to this city to go to school, PLease make sure you check out the area that is advertising student housing!!!!
  • by USF 83 Location: City of Tallahassee on May 6, 2012 at 04:29 AM
    They stand there in their suits and buffy hairdos behind a solid wood rostrum and using state of the art sound electronic to announce the sentencing of more youths to prision terms. They are giddy as they anounce the sentencing and remark on the effectivness of the undercover investigation that resulted in the arrest and court case. But, is this really the correct pursuit. They did not indicate the millions of dollars, the overtime that was charged to the taxpayers, and the amount of resources that was spent to put these people in prision. Hurray? Not one word about rehabilitation. It may look good, but in fact its a waste of resources and the lives of young people.
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      by Hello on May 6, 2012 at 01:13 PM in reply to USF 83
      All of them have been in trouble multiple times before. They don't deserve rehab. Get over it. Take the drug dealers off the street and leave them there until they are 60 YO. And if more sprout up after that, put them in prison until they are 60. Then maybe they will learn to get a job and stop living off the government dole.
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        by Anonymous on May 6, 2012 at 01:27 PM in reply to Hello
        Wrong Hello, You rightwingers need to relocate to texas. It was Nixon who started the war on drugs as a means to hide his bombing of Cambodia. It's time this war on the youth of this country ends.
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        by senior on May 6, 2012 at 04:29 PM in reply to Hello
        You are so right!!
  • by Where are they? on May 5, 2012 at 11:12 PM
    They don't show up in the Dept of Corrections - they are listed in the Leon County Jail...... But they don't show up in the jail...... Where are they? Why aren't they listed in the Leon County Jail if the DOC says they are there?
  • by Curious on May 5, 2012 at 06:17 PM
    Are these the same bro's whooping it up in the Alabama Street ENT Gang videos?
  • by Candyman on May 5, 2012 at 04:25 PM
    Dont think those arrested had drugs, think it was skittles
  • by Anonymous on May 5, 2012 at 04:01 PM
    Good. And don't release them here. Bus them out into the middle-of-nowhere Mojave desert when they've served their time.
  • by Moving on up on May 5, 2012 at 02:03 PM
    Should of moved to Virginia Street or Georgia Street, 8 men out.
  • by Yellar Location: Fla on May 5, 2012 at 01:23 PM
    I had to pull out a calculator....to convert all those months to years!!! That's enough to scare the whole block straight....and u say ppl are still on that street.....geesh!!!!!
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      by LegalWatcher on May 6, 2012 at 01:23 AM in reply to Yellar
      Incarceration is rarely a deterrant to crime. It's a simple "feel good" measure to make the general public feel "more secure". So long as there is demand, there will be supply, and the suppliers consider the risk of incarceration worth the benefit of making thousands of dollars a week.
  • by gravelyconcern Location: S.FL on May 5, 2012 at 06:35 AM
    Great Job! When are you going after the TOP MAN that sold the supplies to these small dealers? Because as long as the TOP MAN exist there will always be small dealers to supply the addicts.
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      by mad on May 5, 2012 at 06:31 PM in reply to gravelyconcern
      They have to keep top man out, if not they would not have no one to bust!!!
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