Binghamton drug investigation dubbed "Operation Golden Road," a phrase borrowed from Archie Joyner, a major drug trafficker who lived in Queens but made the 3 1/2-hour trek up Route 17 to Binghamton NY to do business. "In 1988 Archie Joyner described how he, and other people in his line of work, would joke around about how the streets of Binghamton were 'paved with gold' and if you transported your coke up there, you'd become rich," said Miroslav Lovric, an assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of New York.
"During the 1980's Cocaine exploded upon the American culture like an atomic bomb. It started in Hollywood and moved East in no time. Everyone was doing it. I mean everyone. Archie Joyner invented the marketplace in Binghamton NY. In fact, if you snorted cocaine in the late 1980's in Binghamton there was an ninety five per cent chance it came from the Joyner gang." In 1988 Archie Joyner and his gang from NYC set up shop in Binghamton NY selling cocaine through an assortment of bars. Joyner had several 'mules' making runs from NYC with loads of cocaine delivering to 'stash houses' all over the city of Binghamton. I was aware of one guy who lived on the East side of Binghamton and had been a semi-pro football player for the local TC Jets team and who ran coke for Joyner, 'Cocaine Big Bob'.
BINGHAMTON NY: During the time frame of 1987 to 1989 a former Binghamton TC Jets football player, an offensive guard, "Cocaine Big Bob", had been working as a carpet salesman at a store on Glenwood Ave Binghamton NY. "Cocaine Big Bob" was also working as a drug mule coming out of NYC for Archie Joyner. "Cocaine Big Bob" looked just like 'Tuna' in the Johnny Depp movie 'Blow', "Cocaine Big Bob" was the real life version of 'Tuna' in the movie 'Blow', a big fat slob drug dealer. "Cocaine Big Bob" was arrested and convicted of trafficking in Cocaine in 1990 in Binghamton NY, he got 5 years in the New York State state prison system. The TC Jets pro football team which 'Cocaine Big Bob' was a part of was also known as the BC Jets in Binghamton NY. "Cocaine Big Bob" was transporting cocaine from New York City to his east side apartment in Binghamton NY every week on his day off from the carpet store on Glenwood Ave, he was working for the Archie Joyner drug gang. Cocaine Big Bob's real name was Robert Uxxxxxxxxx, an unpronounceable Russian or Ukrainian last name, he is a real piece of shit.
"Cocaine Big Bob" the former TC Jets football player and carpet salesman (cover job) at the store on Glenwood Ave in Binghamton's 1st Ward got 5 years in the the New York State prison system for Trafficking in Cocaine. 'Cocaine Big Bob', the carpet salesman, was just like 'Tuna' in the Johnny Depp's Movie 'Blow', a big fat drug dealer. Binghamton streets 'were paved with gold' said Binghamton drug load Archie Joyner where an ounce of cocaine that sold for up to $1,500 in Binghamton would only bring $530 on a New York City street during this time frame in 1988.
From what my client told me, 'Cocaine Big Bob' the carpet salesman at the store on Glenwood Ave in Binghamton had associates (carpet cutters) who worked in the back room of the carpet store who had made death threats to some of the other employees. Apparently if it was found out you snitched to higher ups at the store (owner) or the cops about the cocaine business you could end up dead. They would 'accidentally drop' a roll of carpet on you as they moved things around in the store with the forklift or out in the parking lot where you parked your car. They also told some of the other carpet store employees that they knew where their house was and they knew where their children went to school. These thugs were working directly for the Archie Joyner Gang. Glad the cops arrested all of these scumbag druggies. I will continue to find out the names of all of those linked to this reign of terror in Binghamton and publish their names with mugshot or Facebook photos as available. On June 26, 1995 approximately forty people were indicted for various narcotics, weapons, and conspiracy charges arising out of their participation in what has been referred to as the Joyner Organization.
In the early 1990's Archie Joyner decided that managing a bar called “Amp's” would help him avoid police surveillance while selling cocaine. AMP Bar & Grill was at 348 Clinton St Binghamton NY in the City's 1st Ward and was just around the corner from the carpet store on Glenwood Ave where "Cocaine Big Bob" worked.
"Cocaine Big Bob" was transporting nose candy from New York City to his east side apartment in Binghamton NY every week on his day off from the carpet store for the Archie Joyner gang, I was aware of this in 1988. "Cocaine Big Bob" the former TC Jets football player and carpet salesman (cover job) got 5 years in the the New York State prison system. The organization initially began selling drugs at several local bars in Binghamton including the Sail Inn, Begies and Kennedy’s Corners 161 Court St Binghamton NY. As business grew, however, so did the territory the organization sought to cover, and soon they were selling drugs at other bars in Binghamton including Amp's, Sheions and Choices.
Joyner began his drug trafficking operation in 1988. He bought cocaine in New York City, transported it to Binghamton, distributed it to “sellers” at one of a number of Binghamton bars, and received a portion of the sellers' profits. In 1990, Joyner's longtime friend Carter followed him to Binghamton. Within less than three weeks, Carter was arrested at a bar called “Dell's” for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Atkinson, another longtime Archie Joyner friend, subsequently moved to Binghamton and formed a partnership with Archie Joyner to sell cocaine at a bar called “Sail Inn.” That partnership dissolved after Joyner discovered that Atkinson had stolen money from him. Joyner then recruited others to work for him as he expanded his operation.
At about the same time, however, Archie Joyner purchased another bar called “Sheion's.” After Begie's was closed, Archie Joyner moved Carter to Sheion's, but he needed a second manager at Sheion's to handle all the customers. Because Atkinson was still in prison, Joyner recruited longtime-friend Charles for that position. Joyner paid Charles for his services as manager by allowing him to sell cocaine, marijuana, and heroin at Sheion's. Willoghby, a cocaine addict, was a janitor at Sheion's and sold cocaine there for Joyner from time to time. On February 10, 1994, Carter was arrested in New Jersey for possessing almost 3,000 vials of cocaine in a car he and Archie Joyner had borrowed. After Carter's release on bail several weeks later, he resumed managing Sheion's for Archie Joyner.
At about the same time, Archie Joyner reopened Begie's under the new name “Choice's” and allowed the leaders of a rival ring, Barrett and his lieutenant Sweat, to sell cocaine there in exchange for a percentage of their profits. At about the same time, Joyner began to purchase both cocaine and heroin from a new supplier, Reginald Perry. In May 1994, Joyner, Perry, and several others-including Collins, whom Perry had worked with in New York and whom he had recruited for this job-conspired to torch a Binghamton bar called “Dell's,” the principal competitor of Sheion's. An elderly man, Willard Allen, died in the fire.
In 1994, 28 people were charged in a six-year, $8.5 million cocaine ring, culminating in the firebombing of Dell's Palaz in downtown Binghamton, killing the occupant of an upstairs apartment. A $1.6 million-a-month cocaine pipeline was broken in 1996 with the arrest of 22 people in connection with the James Pope cocaine ring. Over the course of the investigation, the amount sold would have been worth about twice as much as the City of Binghamton's $50 million budget. Kennedy's Corner Restaurant & Lounge was at 161 Court St Binghamton NY, Begie’s bar was at 92 Henry Street Binghamton NY, Sheion's Bar was at corner of Court and Carroll Streets Binghamton NY, AMP Bar & Grill was at 348 Clinton St Binghamton NY, Sail Inn was at 32 Exchange St Binghamton NY.
BINGHAMTON NY OPERATION GOLDEN ROAD CAST OF CHARACTERS: UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Archie JOYNER (THE BOSS); Tracey Smith; Karin Jackson aka Karin Shuford; Eric D. Bryant aka E; Sean L. Bryant; Craig Gillespie, aka Mountain (ENFORCER); Clarence Brown aka Lo; David Schon aka Crazy Dave; Gregory Y. Bowles aka Shun, aka Young; Shatima Turner aka Little; Rudolph W. Griffin aka Rudy; Jerry Lewis aka Luwan; Nigel J. Williams; Odell Shannon Davis aka O; Richard Jason Lapsley aka Jay; John C. Pollak, Jr. aka JP; Brian Keith Parks aka Bam Bam; Darren M. Rhodes aka D, aka Dee Dee; Yolanda Turner aka Landis; Asariah Jefereys aka Eyes, aka Bebo; Colin M. Jones aka C; Serita Thompson; Reginald Perry aka Trooper, aka Man Big; Melvin E. Dove aka Tony, aka Tyson, aka Mel; Anthony A. Devivo aka Tony; Jon P. Gardella aka Limpy, aka John; Sharolyn C. Canty aka Lynne; Helena J. McFarlane aka Helena; Kevin J. Mickens aka Mel, aka Jamel; Bridget Williams; Gerald M. Jiggets aka G, aka Jerry, aka G-man; Malkia M. Robinson, aka Makia; Vladimir L. Vincent aka Ricky Vlige, aka Vito; Darryl L. Williams aka Bookie, aka John Bowens, Defendants, Jesse M. Carter aka Uncle Jess; Carlos Charles (PHOTO ABOVE); Teddy T. Atkinson (PHOTO ABOVE); Raymond A. Collins aka Ray, aka Ron Turner (PHOTO ABOVE); Michael Barrett aka Mike Mike; Craig Sweat aka Tank; William H. Willoghby aka Crush, Defendants-Appellants.
Dirtbag drug dealer & arsonist Raymond Collins to serve life without parole. U. S. District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy told dirtbag Collins, "you came up here from NYC and made Binghamton a killing ground". Raymond Collins torched Dell's bar under orders by drug boss Archie Joyner. Collins got $500 for the burn job but demanded and got an additional $500 from Joyner when he found out he killed the upstairs elderly tenant in the fire. Joyner said a rival gang was selling cocaine out of Dell's and wanted to put them out of business, the $2.5 million dollars a year cocaine business that Joyner was operating.
FORWARD TO April 2014...Amp's aka Club 17 East at 348 Clinton St has been shut down. Binghamton Mayor Rich David started the process to get an after-hours club on Clinton Street locked down. According to police, Club17 East at 348 Clinton St was the key location used for illegal gambling and drug trafficking. Several shootings have also happened at the club at 348 Clinton St. 14 people were recently arrested in a sweep, including members of The MacBallers, which are members of the larger national Bloods Street Gang. A preliminary hearing will soon be set to see if the property can be immediately closed, pending a full trial. Over the past year, 17 East was also the site of multiple late night disturbances affecting the First Ward community. Problem properties can be locked down for up to a year.
FBI PRESS RELEASE APRIL 2014 : BINGHAMTON, NY—United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian announced that 14 members and associates of the Bloods street gang known as the “MacBallers” were charged today by way of a felony criminal complaint in federal court in Binghamton, New York, with engaging in a drug trafficking conspiracy, pursuant to Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 846. Federal, state, and local law enforcement teams executed arrest warrants in the greater Binghamton, New York area, as well as in New York City.
Defendants will make their appearances later today before a federal magistrate judge in federal court. Additionally, law enforcement also executed federal search warrants at nine locations in the Binghamton, New York area including at the nightclub called 17 East, (old AMP Grill 348 Clinton St Binghamton NY) which was utilized and frequented by members of the MacBallers gang. Just like in the late 1980's and into the 1990's with the Archie Joyner drug gang, the old AMP Grill at 348 Clinton St Binghamton NY was used a a headquarters of sort for the MacBallers drug gang who were busted in April 2014, that is a total of almost 25 years for one known location, the old AMP Grill at 348 Clinton St, to be known drug headquarters for New York City drug dealers.
March 9th 2016....Court papers unsealed Tuesday allege the defendants were involved with the "Eddie Block Gang," which is based around Edwards Street on Binghamton's West Side. They distributed large amounts of powder cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana and percocet since January 2014, prosecutors say. "We consider them to be a danger to the community," Lovric said of the defendants. They each face felony charges of drug trafficking conspiracy. Randolph also was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, also a felony. When Lovric stated the charges carry maximum sentences of life in federal prison, several members of the nine defendants' family and friends gasped and stormed from the courtroom in tears. 'A win for the good guys' On Tuesday afternoon, Binghamton Mayor Richard David said the raids by law enforcement were one more step forward in cleaning up the city streets of crime and drug activity. David said this operation should be counted as "a win for the good guys."
UPDATE NOV 27, 2019..BINGHAMTON (WBNG) —Police seize $18,000 worth of cocaine in Binghamton FROM MOM AND SON OPERATION. Members of the Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force seized thousands of dollars worth of cocaine from a residence on Chapin Street Tuesday. The task force says the execution of a narcotics search warrant at 189 Chapin St. led to the arrests of 41-year-old Kevin Turner, 35-year-old Thomas Galusha, and 57-year-old Catherine Galusha. All are from Binghamton, they say. In addition to the arrests, investigators say they found 6.3 ounces of cocaine, $625 in suspected drug sale proceeds and an amount of cocaine with an estimated street value of $18,000. AND SO IT CONTINUES IN BINGHAMTON NY.
UPDATE NOV 19, 2019 FBI says Binghamton drug dealer Shameek Halls sold heroin, fentanyl, crack cocaine for years. Shameek Halls came under law enforcement's radar in the winter of 2017, as police zeroed in on his alleged heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine trafficking that altogether spanned about three years. Court records say Halls used other people to transport drugs from New York City into the Binghamton area, as well as make deliveries to customers (just like "BIG BOB" the carpet salesman in 1988). In February 2017, the Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force raided Hall's residence on Susquehanna Street in Binghamton, where police found small amounts of heroin and marijuana. One week later, Halls pleaded guilty a misdemeanor drug charge and was sentenced to time served. But his drug trafficking activities didn't stop there, the FBI alleged in federal court records unsealed Thursday. Halls, a 29-year-old who is originally from Queens, New York, is accused of running a Binghamton-area drug-dealing operation from February 2017 through Nov. 14, 2019, when two search warrants were executed leading to the federal charges against him. The U.S. Attorney's Office charged Halls with felony counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, along with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. AND SO IT CONTINUES IN BINGHAMTON NY.
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