Vanilla Gorillas


Federal agents took down a white supremacist drug ring in Georgia in a sting called “Operation Vanilla Gorilla.” Over 40 people were indicted on drug trafficking and weapons crimes. The group is believed to have ties to the Aryan Nation.

Case Summary

USA v McCloskey et al (US District Court (Southern Georgia) — 4:18-cr-00260-RSB-JEG)
Awaiting Trial
31-January-2019 (Change of Plea Hearing, multiple defs.)
These forty-three individuals were taken down in a federal sting called Operation Vanilla Gorilla. They stand accused of running a drug trafficking operation.
David McCloskey
a.k.a.
Larchmont
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Convicted (plea) 10 years to Life
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine >50g)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Dismissed (plea) 10 years to Life
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
18 U.S.C. § 924(c) (United States Code)
Dismissed (plea) 5 years to
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3) (United States Code)
Convicted (plea) Up to 10 years
Mike Penfield
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Distribution of controlled substance (methamphetamine > 5g) (4 counts)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Distribution of controlled substance (heroin)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Nick Penfield
a.k.a.
Picnic
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Distribution of controlled substance (methamphetamine)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine) (2 counts)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Cody Penfield
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Distribution of controlled substance (methamphetamine > 5g)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Adam Cushman
a.k.a.
Cush
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Distribution of controlled substance (methamphetamine)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Devon Aines
a.k.a.
Devon Johnson
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Convicted (plea) Up to 20 years
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3) (United States Code)
Dismissed (plea) Up to 10 years
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (United States Code)
Dismissed (plea) Up to 10 years
Distribution of controlled substance (marijuana)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Dismissed (plea) Up to 1 year
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
18 U.S.C. § 924(c) (United States Code)
Dismissed (plea) 5 years to
Trevor Aines
a.k.a.
Sticks
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Distribution of controlled substance (methamphetamine > 5g)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
18 U.S.C. § 924(c) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to
Avery Wiggins
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Convicted (plea, lesser included) Up to 20 years
Tyler Shuman
a.k.a.
Sticks
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Distribution of controlled substance (methamphetamine) (2 counts)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine > 5g)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Possession and concealment of counterfeit obligations
18 U.S.C. § 472 (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 20 years
Aaron McCarthy
a.k.a.
Mustang Aaron
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Distribution of controlled substance (methamphetamine)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Distribution of controlled substance (heroin)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Darron J. Driggers
a.k.a.
Darron Driggers
Ebay
DJ
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Crystal Wilson
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Cody Eubanks
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Robert Fuller
a.k.a.
Robbie
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine > 5g)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Baby Dwayne Garrison
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Jennifer J. Grooms
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Distribution of controlled substance (methamphetamine)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Marcus Logan-Greco
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine > 5g)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (heroin)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
18 U.S.C. § 924(c) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to
Brandon Chapman
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine > 50g)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 20 years to Life
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
18 U.S.C. § 924(c) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to
Ronald A. Smith
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine > 5g)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
18 U.S.C. § 924(c) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to
Kenneth I. Jenks
a.k.a.
Juno
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine > 5g)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Daniel Fleming
a.k.a.
Baby Boy
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Dismissed (plea) 10 years to Life
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (United States Code)
Convicted (plea) Up to 10 years
Andrew P. Campos
a.k.a.
Chubs
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
18 U.S.C. § 924(c) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Rodney Rose
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Cody Tracy
a.k.a.
Cojack
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Joshua McNelly
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine) (2 counts)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine > 5g)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Cynthia Miracle
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Convicted (plea, lesser included) Up to 20 years
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine) (2 counts)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Dismissed (plea) 5 years to 40 years
Dillon Myrick
a.k.a.
Country Crack
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Amberly Knight
a.k.a.
Tina Tinker
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine > 5g)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Keri Ann-Marie Lewis
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Waylon Jesse Hodges
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Christine Loggins
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Convicted (plea, lesser included) Up to 20 years
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine > 50g)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Dismissed (plea) 10 years to Life
William Frank Davis
a.k.a.
Nitty
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine > 50g)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Joseph Britt Carter
a.k.a.
Crack
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person (2 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Possession of an unregistered firearm
26 U.S.C. § 5861(d) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Maurice L. Graham
a.k.a.
Moe
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Convicted (plea, lesser included) Up to 20 years
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Dismissed (Plea) 5 years to 40 years
Possession of ammunition by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (United States Code)
Convicted (Plea) Up to 10 years
Possession of ammunition by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Possession and concealment of counterfeit obligations
18 U.S.C. § 472 (United States Code)
Convicted (plea) Up to 20 years
Shawn Hadden
a.k.a.
Shorty
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine > 5g) (2 counts)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person (2 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (2 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 924(c) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to
Christopher Hendrix
a.k.a.
Hot Boy
Irish
Conor Murphy
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine > 50g and heroin)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Elizabeth Kitchens
a.k.a.
Liz
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Kerri Neely
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine > 5g)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
David Rahn
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine > 50g and crack)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Miranda Burnsed
a.k.a.
Miranda Harralson
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Convicted (plea, lesser included) Up to 20 years
Distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine > 5g) (3 counts)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Dismissed (plea) 10 years to Life
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine and marijuana)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Dismissed (plea) 10 years to Life
Patrick Kennally
a.k.a.
Shifty
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine > 5g and heroin)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Kimberlin Johnson
Affiliations:
Ghost Face Gangsters
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 846 (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Distribution of a controlled substance (Xanax)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years
Distribution of a controlled substance (Hydrocodone)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 5 years to 40 years

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