For Immediate Release
Leader of Riverdale Drug Distribution Conspiracy Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Prison
Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Don Juan Campbell, a/k/a "Flav," "Flava Flav," and "Flay," age 32, of Laurel, Maryland, today to 130 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute phencyclidine (PCP), cocaine, crack cocaine, and heroin, and for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Judge Titus also entered an order requiring Campbell to forfeit $117,632, seized during a search of his residence and storage unit, as proceeds of the drug conspiracy, as well as four firearms and ammunition.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks.
According to his plea agreement, from 2005 until at least June 2013, Campbell conspired with others to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine and PCP in the Riverdale area of Prince George’s County, Maryland. Campbell and other conspirators used apartments in Riverdale as a base of operations for storing and distributing narcotics. In addition to selling PCP, heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine to drug customers, Campbell also supplied drugs to co-conspirators, including Lorenzo Jackson, Dwayne Haywood, Andre Lyons, Michael McCree, and Marcus Moss, who would re-distribute the drugs to their own customers.
On June 11, 2013, law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at Campbell’s residence in Laurel. During the search, agents recovered approximately 237 grams of crack cocaine, 173 grams of powder cocaine, and 54 grams of heroin. Also found in Campbell’s residence was a 9 millimeter handgun, $22,052 in cash, and drug paraphernalia including cooking and cutting agents used to manufacture narcotics. That same day, a search warrant was executed on a storage unit in Suitland, Maryland, that was used by Campbell. Law enforcement agents recovered $95,580 in cash, $300 of which turned out to be counterfeit.
On June 11, 2013, law enforcement agents executed search warrants at Lyons’ and Moss’ residences in Riverdale, Maryland. At Lyons’ residence agents recovered approximately 460 grams of heroin, 318 grams of cocaine base, and 1,200 grams of PCP. Also found in Lyons’s residence
was a loaded .40 caliber semiautomatic pistol; a loaded .380 caliber semiautomatic pistol; and $15,310 in cash. At Moss’s residence agents recovered digital scales, PCP, and a loaded .40 caliber semiautomatic pistol that belonged to Campbell.
All eight defendants charged in the conspiracy have pleaded guilty to the roles in the drug distribution organization. Lorenzo Jackson, Dwayne Haywood, Michael McCree, and Marcus Moss all pleaded guilty and have been sentenced to up to 57 months in prison. Andre Lyons is scheduled to be sentenced on January 21, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised ATF, Prince George’s County Police Department and the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Thomas M. Sullivan and Nicolas A. Mitchell, who are prosecuting the case.