Were these two men set-up by the same woman?
Alonzo Outten was arrested last week on charges he ran a large-scale drug distribution ring responsible for putting more than 165 pounds of heroin on the streets of Hampton Roads.
Jeremy Saunders was sentenced last month to 25 years in federal prison for running a smaller – but more violent – drug distribution organization with his twin brother. Court documents outline running gun battles through Portsmouth streets as the brothers defended their turf against a rival gang.
Outten and Saunders are said to have worked independently of each other. However, according to court documents they had one thing in common- Latina Latrice Jackson. Both men were involved with her on the days of their respective arrests. Investigators say she was involved with both of the drug operations.
Latina has a child by Saunders– she was recently charged with letting Outten prepare drugs for street-level distribution inside her Suffolk apartment. When Saunders was arrested they discovered that Latina handled the money for the Saunders organization. Jackson and Otten were arrested in a massive sweep involving more than 250 law enforcement officials from three states and the District of Columbia. The government claims that Otten and his organization were responsible for dealing about $3.75 million worth of heroin in Hampton Roads since November 2013
Although she hasn’t been charged in the Saunders case she admitted to counting up to $50,000 a day for the drug organization.
Jeremy Saunders pleaded guilty to two felonies and confessed to dealing more than 131 pounds of cocaine, 4 pounds of heroin and a half pound of crack. He attempted unsuccessfully to withdraw his guilty plea and is now trying to appeal his conviction. Jason Saunders maintained his innocence and went to trial, but a jury convicted him on 10 of 11 counts.
No trial date has been scheduled for Alonzo Outten or Jackson.
Did Latina Jackson set up both of these men or is she just attracted to drug dealers and they coincidently got locked up while involved with her?