The US Attorney's office in Boston reports 27 people face federal and state drug and gun charges for allegedly turning the Lenox Street housing project on the South End/Roxbury line into a criminal hellhole that saw 30 shootings and more than 75 incidents of gunfire over a three-year period.
Many of the people are members of the Lenox Street Cardinals, officials say; others were members of other gangs operating out of the Lenox Street housing project:
The investigation was initiated in January 2015 with the principal goal of curtailing drug and gun trafficking that tyrannizes the Lenox Street Housing Development and severely disrupts the lives of residents. The Development and surrounding areas have historically suffered from the violence that accompanies these illegal activities. According to the Boston Police Department’s Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC), the Lenox area was one of the City’s top 10 hotspots for violence in 2015.
Charged by the feds with distribution of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a federal housing project: Byron Alexander, aka "Shizz"; Dontane Bryant, aka "Tane"; Tyler Deloach, aka "Tek"; John Depina, aka "Dough"; Stephen Freeman, aka "Stizz"; Perry Hasberry, aka "Percy" Rasean Hills, aka "Bleed"; Keron-Randall Lewis, aka "Talent"; Frank Melo, aka "Cuts"; Pablo Moreta, aka "Migo"; Anthony Nunez, aka "Dizzo"; Hassan Parham, aka "Hizzy"; James Richardson, aka "9-Ball"; Derek Roberts, aka "Keas"; Ellis Santos, aka "Slim Black"; Anthony Williams aka "Batz".
Charged by the feds with distribution of a controlled substance: Lawrence Bogarty, aka "LB" and Daryl Tolbert, aka "Blaze."
Charged by the feds with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition: George Deeble, aka "Smiley" and Pablo Moreta, aka "Migo."
Charged by the Suffolk County DA's office with distribution of cocaine: Spencer Oyeyemi; Danielle Stokes; Monique McFarlin and Marquetta Matthews.
Charged by the Suffolk County DA's office with distribution of heroin: Hector Delvalle.
Charged by the Suffolk County DA's office with distribution of meth: Shomari Copeland.
Charged by the Suffolk County DA's office with unlawful possession of a firearm: Markus Perry.
Charged by the Suffolk County DA's office with the unlawful possession and sale of a firearm and ammunition: Steven Allen.