Crime

Five men, two women say they’re not guilty of dealing drugs on The Hill

Clockwise from top left, Terry Reddix, Sharon Stallone, Requita Magee, Marcel Graves, Darryl Williams, Michael Ward and Travis Martin
Clockwise from top left, Terry Reddix, Sharon Stallone, Requita Magee, Marcel Graves, Darryl Williams, Michael Ward and Travis Martin

Nine people indicted in an investigation of drug activity at The Hill in Vancleave are accused of conspiring to distribute crystal meth and cocaine since sometime in 2016.

The indictment was unsealed Wednesday after seven of the nine defendants were taken to U.S. District Court and pleaded not guilty. Most of them were identified Tuesday after officials said the probe also revealed gang affiliations and the fencing of stolen goods traded for narcotics.

The multi-agency investigation focused on The Hill, what locals call an area behind Martin Luther King Park on Mississippi 57. The area is just north of Vancleave High School.

A 14-count indictment unsealed Wednesday shows some of the defendants are known by nicknames or aliases, based on an investigation led by the FBI.

Terry Lee Reddix, 42, is also known as Fat, Fathead or Twin.

Sharon Marie Stallone, 36, is also known as Sharon Groves, Boss or Sharbear Boss.

Darryl Lovett Williams, 46, goes by the name of Big Blood.

Michael Todd Ward, 51, is known as Chicken.

Marcel Tremayne Graves, 41, goes by the name of Picayune Black.

Also indicted are Requita Shauntell Magee, 41, and Travas Lamar Martin, 30.

All but Magee are held for detention hearings on Monday. Prosecutors did not ask for Magee to be detained, court records show.

They are set for trial on a court calendar that starts July 25.

Their charges

They each face a conspiracy charge involving the distribution of crystal meth and cocaine.

Ward has no other charges other than conspiracy, although he is accused of distributing more than half a kilo of cocaine along with Reddix.

Reddix also was indicted on seven counts of possession with intent to distribute meth.

Stallone, Williams and Martin are each charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute meth.

Graves and Magee are charged with one count involving meth distribution.

Most of them are from Vancleave. Magee and Graves are from Picayune.

Two others have been indicted but were not in local custody Wednesday. They are Isaiah Galloway and Marcus Shanord Reddix.

Two other men were arrested during the drug roundup, but they face state charges. They are John Cooley of Vancleave and Chris Reddix of Ocean Springs.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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