Dozens Indicted In St Joe Gun & Drug Probe “Operation Family Feud”

Posted 1 year ago

By John P Tretbar

Twenty-one St. Joseph residents are among 25 defendants who have been indicted by a federal grand jury in six separate but related cases as a result of a large-scale narcotics and firearms investigation in the St. Joseph area.

Acting U.S. Attorney David Ketchmark says numerous firearms and various quantities of crack cocaine, powder cocaine and marijuana were seized or bought during the investigation, code-named “Operation Family Feud.”

More than 100 law enforcement officers were involved in an arrest and search warrant operation on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Fifteen defendants were arrested, in addition to three defendants where were already in custody on unrelated charges. Agencies participating in the operation included ATF’s Special Response Team, the Buchanan County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the St. Joseph, Mo. Police Department, the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force, the U.S. Marshal Service, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Kansas City, Mo. Police Department.

Each of the six indictments was returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. They were unsealed and made public following the arrests and initial court appearances of several defendants.

The indictment titled USA v. Johnson, et al charged the following people: Terrance A. Johnson, also known as “Skurge,” 32, Jaron M. Ewing, also known as “Pork,” 19, Elliott D. Ross, also known as “El,” 20, Anthony M. Busey, also known as “Bew” or “AB,” 33, Markanthony T. Greer, also known as “Nate,” 29, Donald J. Greer, also known as “DJ,” 32, Anthony A. Wilson, also known as “Tone Loc,” 26, Jarrodd D. Page, also known as “JP” or “Pistol,” 22, Keyon R. Wilkinson, also known as “Key” or “Lovey,” 20, Dareal S. Green, also known as “DG,” 25, Jamie G. Beattie, 51, and Susan A. Thomas, also known as “Mama Sue,” 55, all of St. Joseph, Mo., and Tyrell W. E. Page, also known as “Relby Gunz” or “Young Gunna,” 26, of Gladstone, Mo.

Each of the 13 co-defendants is charged with participating in a conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine and five kilograms or more of powder cocaine between Jan. 1, 2009, and Oct. 17, 2012.

In addition to the conspiracy, Johnson is charged with one count of possessing powder cocaine and crack cocaine with the intent to distribute in Buchanan County. Wilson is also charged with two counts of distributing crack cocaine in Buchanan County. Tyrell Page, Jarodd Page, Busey and Ewing are each charged with one count of distributing crack cocaine in Buchanan County. Thomas is also charged with one count of making her apartment available for the purpose of unlawfully distributing crack cocaine.

In USA v. Brooks, et al, the following defendants were charged: Jamayal M. Mannings, also known as “Mal” and “Slim,” 27, Lavorisa D. Carolina, also known as “BoBo,” 29, Felix D. Turner, also known as “Lil Fe,” 22, Andre M. Turner, also known as “Dre,” 24, and Cordell A. Wilson, also known as “B-Loc” and “BB,” 23, all of St. Joseph, Larry Brooks, also known as “Unc,” 45, of Raytown, Mo., Jaron T. Smith, 26, of Durango, Colo., and Earl Penn, also known as “Lil Earl” and “Lil E” and “Marko,” 21, address unknown (state of California), were charged in a three-count indictment.

Each of the eight co-defendants is charged with participating in a conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine and five kilograms or more of powder cocaine between Jan. 1, 2009, and Oct. 17, 2012.

In addition to the conspiracy, Jamayal Mannings is charged with possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute in Buchanan County. Carolina is also charged with distributing crack cocaine in Buchanan County.

USA v. Wilson: Cordell A. Wilson, also known as “B-Loc” and “BB,” 23, of St. Joseph, Mo., was also charged in a separate six-count indictment returned by the grand jury in Kansas City, Mo.

The federal indictment alleges that Wilson, who has been convicted of a felony, was in possession of a loaded Cobra .380-caliber handgun in June 2012, and in a separate count charges Wilson, who is not a licensed firearms dealer, engaged in the business of dealing in firearms on that day.

The federal indictment also alleges that Wilson was in possession of a loaded Walther .380-caliber handgun with a partially defaced serial number in June 2012, and in a separate count, that he engaged in the business of dealing in firearms on that day.

The federal indictment also alleges that Wilson was in possession of a loaded Ruger 9mm handgun in August 2012, and in a separate count that he engaged in the business of dealing in firearms on that day.

USA v. Esters: Keith T. Esters, also known as “LG,” 42, of St. Joseph, was charged in a one-count indictment. The federal indictment alleges that Esters distributed crack cocaine in St. Joseph in June 2011.

USA v. Wilson: Malcom Wilson, also known as “Boo Loc,” 21, and Isaac R. Banks, also known as “Ike,” 24, both of St. Joseph, Mo., were charged in a six-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo.

The federal indictment alleges that Wilson, who is not a licensed dealer of firearms, engaged in the business of dealing in firearms on two separate occasions in June and July 2011.

The federal indictment alleges that Banks, who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, was in possession of a loaded Lorcin 9mm handgun in June 2011. A separate count of the indictment charges Banks, who is not a licensed firearms dealer, with engaging in the business of dealing in firearms on that day. The indictment also charges Banks with illegally possessing a CBC .22-caliber rifle with a partially defaced serial number.

The federal indictment charges Wilson and Banks together in one count of engaging in the business of dealing in firearms in June 2012.

USA v. Caroll: Barrett J. Carroll, also known as “B,” 28, of St. Joseph, was charged in a four-count indictment. The federal indictment alleges that Carroll, who has been convicted of a felony, was in possession of firearms on four separate occasions. Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Carroll was allegedly in possession of a loaded Hi-Point .40-caliber pistol in September 2011, a Norinco 7.62 x 39mm rifle in October 2011, a loaded Mauser 9mm pistol in October 2011 and a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol in December 2011.

Ketchmark cautioned that the charges contained in these indictments are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.


  • http://stjosephpost.com s.jones

    This should be done about every 6 months and get these folks off the streets and out of town !! Hats off to the law men and women !!

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    Woot Woot!!!

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  • http://letstakethemethoutofmissouri.org sneak

    Hurry… now if they could only do that will all the meth dealing “families”….

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  • Hmmm

    Don’t get me wrong, this is a good thing, but why did it take them from jan 1, 2009 till now to build a case?? Wish I could milk my job out that long…

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  • Cell Block E

    Nice to see our law enforcement doing a good job! Now go catch some more of the dirt bags around town!

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  • Waylan

    Jeez sneak where have you been ? in a cave? they have been indicting everybody in town for meth for the past couple of years. I remember they did like 30 of them all at once not that long ago. I think it is all great and hope this continues. Good job guys!

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    Where Have I been? Dead. murdered by a meth dealer scum bag who got away with it because he has money and enough people to scare all the witnesses into not showing up. So sorry if I haven’t been reading the papers lately bro. and the website don’t exist… maybe you should make it… what magnificent writing? the ramblings of a ghost.

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  • 2YOUHATERS

    Whats truley sad is the men and woman who are indited because of occiations of others and takin from there family and kids! If the law enforcment wants to do their job then lets get the child malesters and theifs off the streets! The war on drugs is something we will never win! My family has to live without someone we love!

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  • besito35

    What was John Carroll’s involvement with these indictments? Does anyone know why he’s still walking the streets?

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  • besito35

    @cellblockE “Nice to see our law enforcement doing a good job! Now go catch some more of the dirt bags around town!”

    Now THAT’s an oxymoron, St. Joe “law enforcement” and “dirt bags” in the same sentence. One thing is certain, St. Joseph has been, and remains a Good ‘Ol Boy town. This is my opinion only – I’m exercising my right to free speech.

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