published Saturday, February 26th, 2011

9 charged in cocaine conspiracy


Federal prosecutors have charged nine local residents with conspiring to make and distribute crack cocaine over a two-year period.

The nine defendants saw U.S. Magistrate Judge William Carter on Thursday and Friday in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga. Carter allowed four defendants to be released and either detained or scheduled detention hearings for the rest.

Darrell Hamilton, Rhonda Albert, Stephanie Ball and Brian Posley were released pending hearings. Garry Rollins, Victor Jackson, Adrian Toran and Roland Jackson were either detained or scheduled for detention hearings next week.

Information was not available Friday on Kevin Albert, also charged in the indictment.

Local and federal law enforcement arrested the defendants earlier this week.

Prosecutors allege that the group conspired to manufacture and distribute 50 grams or more of crack from May 2008 through June 2010.

The 10-count indictment lists dates on which each of the defendants is accused of possessing or distributing the drug.

about Staff Report...

Get breaking news from the Times Free Press on Twitter at or by visiting us on Facebook or Twitter at the right:

Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
please login to post a comment

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.