Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Eight people have been indicted in connection with a major cocaine distribution conspiracy that spanned from the Utica/Rome area to New York City, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of New York.
Each of the suspects is accused of being involved in the conspiracy that distributed more than 500 grams of cocaine between July 2011 and December 2011. Seven of those suspects are from the Rome area.
Those charged in the cocaine distribution conspiracy include the following:
- Ivory Quan Lewis-McLeod, 29, of Rome
- Phillip F. Williams, 49
- Brandy L. Jaynes, 30, of Rome
- Tongela L. Ladue, 32, of Rome
- Roger Gullerat, 49, of Lee Center
- Frederick C. Wishart, 35, or Rome
- And Nadine C. McLeod, 48, of Bronx
All, but McLeod, are being held pending detention hearings on Friday, August 17. McLeod will appear before a judge on August 21.
If convicted, each faces up to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000,000.