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17 Arrested For Alleged Interstate Drug Operation That Was “A Family Affair”

17 Arrested For Alleged Interstate Drug Operation That Was “A Family Affair”

Seventeen people, including two brothers and cousins, were arrested for pumping cocaine and heroin in an interstate scheme. According to prosecutors, over the last year and a half, the crew would fly the drugs from Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix to JFK Airport on commercial flights and the drugs would be distributed to major dealers in New York City, Long Island, Upstate New York, Chicago, Maine, Maryland and Virginia.

According to NBC 4 New York:

Kervin Etienne, 37, Lyonel Beaubren, 41 and another relative allegedly founded the operation and supplied large quantities of cocaine and heroin to 14 members of their crew, according to prosecutors, who said the family members lived a life of luxury on Long Island…

Investigators allegedly seized 5 ½ kilograms of cocaine, 4 ounces of heroin and $190,000 in cash. Two defaced guns, money counters, kilogram presses, packaging equipment, a Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and a Richard Mille watch were also seized, prosecutors said.

 So far, 12 of the 17 defendants were arrested and arraigned as of Tuesday. Four more are locked up and awaiting arraignment. Those arrested include men and women ranging in age from 27 to 42 and face serious charges of drug trafficking and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Beaubren is charged with a felony count of operating as a major trafficker and faces 25 years to life in prison.
The following are the 12 who were arrested and arraigned, according to Pix 11:
Lyonel Beaubrun, 41, Rosedale, NY – remanded
Kervin Etienne, 36, West Hempstead, NY – remanded
Jean-Luc Theodore, 35, Valley Stream, NY – bail set at $50,000 bond over $25,000 cash
Jaksem Phileppe, 42, Far Rockaway, NY – bail set at $150,000 bond over $75,000 cash
Musheer Reid, 34, Brooklyn, NY – bail set at $100,000 bond or cash
Emmanuel Lemite, 38, Rosedale, NY – bail set at $50,000 bond or cash
Ebony Johnson, 36, Brooklyn, NY – bail set at $50,000 bond or cash
John Beaubrun, 38, West Hempstead, NY – bail set at $250,000 bond over $125,000 cash
Naeemah Smith, 37, Rosedale, NY – bail set at $5,000 bond over $2,500 cash
Sandra Marseilles, 38, Rosedale, NY – bail set at $150,000 over $75,000 cash
Sully Botello, 33, Central Islip, NY – bail set at $5,000 bond over $2,500 cash
Ashley Cumbo, 27, Bellerose, NY – bail set at $200,000 bond over $100,000 cash

 

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