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DOJ: Latest conviction makes 16 in Norfolk drug, gun sting

NORFOLK — A 16th man was convicted Wednesday in connection with a March gun and drug sting in Norfolk, officials say.

The raid, named “Operation Riptide,” yielded more than 50 guns, including handguns, shotguns and assault rifles. Eighteen of the guns had destroyed serial numbers or were stolen, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Police from the state, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, as well as officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms also recovered 170 grams of heroin, 65 grams of powder cocaine, 290 grams of crack cocaine and a bullet-proof vest, according to the DOJ.

Nearly four months after the bust, Michael Ovall Jackson, 34, of Norfolk, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess 28 grams or more of cocaine base in the Eastern District Court of Virginia.

He is the 16th person to be convicted in connection to the sting.

The other federal convictions include:

  • Leonard Lee “Leo Brixx” Brickhouse, 24, Norfolk: possession of a firearm; distribution of a controlled substance; possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
  • Joseph Maurice “Joe” Dobey, 38, Norfolk: distribution of a controlled substance; felon in possession of a firearm; possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
  • Jason “Hoodro Wilson” Gilliard, 32, Virginia Beach: conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin; distribution of heroin; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a  drug trafficking crime.
  • Adrean “Ace” Lemont Hall, 24, Virginia Beach: felon in possession of a firearm.
  • Maurice Owen “Dink” Johnson, 28, Norfolk: felon in possession of a firearm; distribution of cocaine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
  • Lamare Pierre “L” Jordan, 30, Norfolk: conspiracy to manufacture, distribute or possess with intent to distribute heroin; distribution of heroin; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
  • James “Murdok” Lamb, 28, Chesapeake: felon in possession of a firearm; possession of a firearm with obliterated serial number.
  • James Andre “Big Buff” Martin, 44, Norfolk: distribution of a controlled substance; felon in possession of a firearm.
  • Darryl “Little Darryl” Moore, 28, Norfolk: felon in possession of a firearm.
  • Kejuan Dante “KP” Perry, 25, Chesapeake: Convicted felon in possession of a firearm; distribution of cocaine; possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
  • Keone Devon Perry, 23, Chesapeake: transfer of firearm to prohibited person.
  • Carl Lee “CJ” Walton, 22, Virginia Beach: felon in possession of a firearm.

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