Florence, South Carolina 2021-05-28 08:57:41 –
Savannah, Georgia (WSAV) – Eugene “Poncho” Allen, 44, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for running a drug trafficking organization while in prison.
This decision is made after being convicted of conspiracy to distribute and possess more than 500 grams of cocaine and more than 50 kilograms of marijuana for the purpose of distributing and distributing.
According to officials, Allen is a high-ranking member of the Gangster Disciples Crime Street Gang and has been imprisoned in state prison since 2004 after violating parole on a previous state conviction.
In 2006, he was convicted of several violent crimes, including murder, and sentenced to life imprisonment.
According to police, Allen used a smuggled cell phone to command the Drug Enforcement Administration.
A joint operation named “Operation Five Hall” by the FBI, Chatham Savannah Drug Countermeasures Team (CNT), and Savannah Police will ship kilograms of drugs from California, including cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and marijuana. The delivered drug ring was found. To Atlanta and then to Savannah.
Police say the group hid the shipment with a candy machine.
Allen and 19 co-defendants were charged in the US District Court in 2017 for being involved in a drug trafficking plot.
All were sentenced, 17 were convicted and two were dismissed.
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