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45 count indictment handed up in 'Kingpin' drug case

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

A Broome County Grand Jury today handed up a 45-count indictment of seven defendants in the alleged ‘Kingpin’ heroin distribution organization of Devon K. Johnson.


The indictments include the charges of Operating as a Major Trafficker, a Class A-I Felony, and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, in the second degree, a Class A-II Felony.


“We are fighting every day to take out the kingpin drug traffickers and big-time dealers who are profiting from death, overdose and destroying lives,” said District Attorney Steve Cornwell. “Broome County is no longer the place to come to sell drugs.”

The following suspects were indicted:


Devon K. Johnson, age 38
220.77 Operating as a Major Trafficker, a Class A-I Felony;
220.41 Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, in the second degree, a Class A-II Felony;
460.20 Enterprise Corruption, a Class B Felony;
220.39 Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, in the third degree, a Class B Felony (four counts); and
220.16 Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, in the third degree, a Class B Felony (two counts).


Maurice M. Rollins, age 44
220.77 Operating as a Major Trafficker, a Class A-I Felony;
220.41 Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, in the second degree, a Class A-II Felony;
460.20 Enterprise Corruption, a Class B Felony;
220.39 Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, in the third degree, a Class B Felony (twenty counts); and
220.16 Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, in the third degree, a Class B Felony (two counts)

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Ferris T. Brown, age 32
220.77 Operating as a Major Trafficker, a Class A-I Felony;
220.41 Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, in the second degree, a Class A-II Felony (two counts);
460.20 Enterprise Corruption, a Class B Felony; and
220.39 Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, in the third degree, a Class B Felony (ten counts).


Shawn P. Perry, age 37
220.77 Operating as a Major Trafficker, a Class A-I Felony;
460.20 Enterprise Corruption, a Class B Felony;
220.39 Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, in the third degree, a Class B Felony (four counts); and
220.16 Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, in the third degree, a Class B Felony (two counts).


Andrew J. Savo, age 57
460.20 Enterprise Corruption, a Class B Felony; and
220.39 Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, in the third degree, a Class B Felony (two counts)

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Mary E. Peters, age 54
220.39 Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, in the third degree, a Class B Felony (three counts).


Brandon M. Gagnier, age 30
220.39 Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, in the third degree, a Class B Felony.
Further Grand Jury action is expected, involving additional defendants.
All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

Further Grand Jury action is expected, involving additional defendants.


All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.