Sunday, October 31, 2021

Cocaine Exploded Like an Atomic Bomb in 1988 Binghamton NY with TC Jet 'Big Bob' the Carpet Salesman Hauling Coke From NYC For Archie Joyner Gang

“Dangerous drugs have devastated too many communities like Binghamton throughout NY state and claimed too many lives.” 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 like Jesse M. Carter aka Uncle Jess, 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. The Archie Joyner gang in 1988 evolved into the 'MacBallers Blood' set gang at AMP's in 2006 and then onto the 'Eddie Block' gang in 2012, to the current situation with rampant drug and gun problems in Binghamton, all out of NYC.

Cocaine Exploded Like an Atomic Bomb in 1988 Binghamton NY with TC Jet 'Big Bob' the Carpet Salesman Hauling Coke From NYC For Archie Joyner Gang. Joyner began his drug trafficking operation in 1988 in Binghamton NY. TC Jets football player Robert Urzxxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob' picked up cocaine in New York City and transported it to Binghamton for the Archie Joyner gang. Drug boss Archie Joyner had cocaine shipped in cars by "mules" 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 Jesse Carter followed him to Binghamton. Within less than three weeks, Carter was arrested at a bar called “Dell's Palaz” 158 Court St Binghamton NY for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Cocaine arrests uptick in 1990 at local bars, see Press story above. In 1992, Archie Joyner decided that managing a bar called “Amp's” on Clinton St would help him avoid police surveillance while selling cocaine. His organization also began to buy guns, which were kept in stash houses. In the spring of 1993, Jesse M. Carter aka Uncle Jess returned to Binghamton to become one of the managers of Amp's on Clinton St Binghamton NY.

Binghamton's Cocaine War 1994: Dell's Palaz bar 158 Court St Binghamton NY Arson/Murder fire May 16th 1994 orchestrated by Archie Joyner, he paid 4 thugs from NYC $500 each to torch Dell's bar. In Feb 1994 there were 3 rival gangs selling cocaine in Binghamton NY. Dell's Palaz was taken over by a competing drug gang out of Brooklyn that cut into Archie Joyner out of Queens NY profits in 1993. Michael Barrett and his lieutenant Craig L. Sweat were called the Manhattan gang and sold drugs at 'Choices'. Michael Barrett visited Joyner frequently, and they agreed that the former organization would sell cocaine at Choice's at night (still splitting the profits with Joyner) and that Joyner's girlfriend, Tracey Smith, would sell on his behalf during the day. Willard Allen an elderly man who was sleeping in an upstairs apartment died during the May 1994 fire at Dell's. Joyner henchman Raymond Collins of Queens NY got life in prison without parole in Jan 1997 for the arson/murder at Dell's Palaz. Archie Joyner turned State's witness and avoided Life in prison, he turned rat to save his ass. Looks like Cocaine Boss Archie Joyner did only 8 years State prison time and 5 years Federal prison time, sweat deal for the Boss when he could have got LIFE without parole. 

Michael Barrett aka Mike Mike got 22 years; Craig L. Sweat aka Tank got 22 years. Archie L. Joyner Jr the Boss took a plea deal for drug conspiracy, arson, murder and other charges and testified against the other defendants, SNITCH/RAT. A lot of the Archie Joyner gang Queens NY and the Michael Barrett gang Manhattan NY were convicted of a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE), like Teddy T. Atkinson of 2734 Watson Blvd Endwell NY and Jesse Carter of Plainview NJ.

The Archie Joyner drug crew out of NYC set up shop in the Binghamton area in 1988. Robert Urzxxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob', the former TC Jet football player and carpet salesman went right to work for Archie's gang running trunk loads of cocaine from NYC to his East side apartment and onto stash houses on Downs Ave (just off Glenwwod Ave) in Binghamton's First Ward and Watson Blvd in Endwell NY. This scumbag Robert Urzxxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob' help supply Archie's ever expanding drug business run out of multiple dive bars in Binghamton, like AMP's on Clinton St. Archie Joyner was the precursor to all the drug and gun violence that followed him over the years in Binghamton NY. The Archie Joyner gang was arrested and sent to prison, but they opened the door to the "MacBallers" subset of the Bloods street gang that also operated out of AMP's on Clinton St, they were dismantled in 2014. 

The Eddie Block Gang picked up the drug trade soon after in 2015. Cops said what set the Eddie Block drug gang that followed Archie Joyner in 1988 and the MacBallers apart from other drug trafficking operations was that many of them were friends who grew up around the West Side neighborhood and descendants of Archie Joyner's gang. Other major drug busts have followed in Broome County during the past two years; they have been prosecuted at the state and federal levels.

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"During the 1980's Cocaine exploded upon the American culture like an atomic bomb. It started in Hollywood and moved East in no time to New York City. Everyone was doing it. I mean everyone. Archie Joyner invented the cocaine marketplace in Binghamton NY using mules like Robert Urzxxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob' to haul cocaine from New York City on I-81 or old Route 17. In fact, if you snorted cocaine in the late 1980's in Binghamton there was a ninety five per cent chance it came from the Archie Joyner gang." 
Who is
Robert Urzxxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob' the carpet salesman and former TC Jets football 4th string offensive guard who was hauling cocaine for Archie Joyner gang from NYC to Binghamton NY from 1988 to 1990 on his days off from his cover job as a carpet salesman on Glenwood Ave. Robert Urzxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob' played football for a Binghamton high school in the early 1980's and had been living in a apartment on the East Side of Binghamton in 1988. Archie Joyner gang had a drug and gun stash house at 49 Downs Ave Binghamton, walking distance to Robert Urzxxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob's cover job on Glenwood Ave at the carpet store. Black and white caricature sketch seen above of drug dealer Robert Urzxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob', he is 6' 1" tall and 280 lbs with black hair and full beard, wears glasses. In 1988 Archie Joyner and his gang from NYC set up shop in Binghamton NY selling cocaine through an assortment of run down dive bars and Big Bob was one of the mule bringing the coke up from NYC. Robert Urzxxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob' only did 5 years in State prison on a Trafficking in Cocaine conviction in the 1990's, WTF? In New York state from 1988 to 1995 a conviction of Trafficking in Cocaine could get you Life in Prison. "Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first degree. If you have at least 8 ounces of cocaine or a cocaine mixture you will face this charge. It is a class A-I felony that carries a penalty of up to life in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. N.Y. Pen. Law § 220.21". Robert Urzxxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob' had a spare tile full of cocaine when the New York State Police stopped him on I-81 outside of Binghamton. Robert Urzxxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob' only did 5 years in NY State prison, Big Bob was a snitch.
Archie Joyner had several 'mules' making runs from NYC with loads of cocaine delivering to 'stash houses' all over the city of Binghamton. The cocaine would be hidden inside the spare tire located in the trunk of the car. I was aware of one guy
Robert Urzxxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob' who lived on the East side of Binghamton and had been a semi-pro football player for the local TC Jets team and ran coke for Archie Joyner in 1988. 'Cocaine Big Bob' worked as a carpet salesman on Glenwood Ave Binghamton NY, I know this for a fact, the stash house was nearby at 49 Downs Ave. Robert Urzxxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob' was arrested by the New York State Police in 1990 on I-81 just outside of Binghamton with a load of cocaine in the trunk of his car from NYC, they knew he was coming. 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.
BINGHAMTON NY: I became aware that during the time frame of late 1987 through 1988 a former Binghamton TC Jets football player an offensive guard, "Cocaine Big Bob" who had been working as a carpet salesman on Glenwood Ave Binghamton NY. "Cocaine Big Bob" was also working as a drug mule hauling cocaine out of NYC for gangster Archie Joyner on his days off. "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 only got 5 years in the New York State state prison system. The TC Jets semi-pro football team which 'Cocaine Big Bob' was a part of appears to have folded after the 1988 season, no stadium. "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 Binghamton NY, he was working for the Archie Joyner drug gang. Cocaine Big Bob's real name was Robert Urzxxxxxxx, an unpronounceable Russian or Ukrainian last name.
"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 only got 5 years in 1990 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 slob of a 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. 
I became aware that during the time frame of late 1987 through 1988, '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 on Glenwood Ave who had made death threats to some of the employees including their children. Apparently, if it was found out you snitched to higher ups at the carpet store or the Binghamton cops about the cocaine business you or your children could end up dead. At the carpet store on Glenwood Ave Binghamton the drug dealers claimed 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 high school.  
I became aware that during the time frame of late 1987 through 1989 that these thugs, at
the carpet store on Glenwood Ave Binghamton NY in 1988 and 'Big Bob', were working directly for the Archie Joyner Gang. Glad the cops arrested all of these scumbag druggies and sent them to prison. Payback is a bitch 'Big Bob' who got 5 years (SHOULD HAVE BEEN AT LEAST 15 YEARS TO LIFE) in NY state prison for Trafficking in Cocaine in 1990.
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.
NEW YORK COCAINE LAWS IN 1990: In 1973, New York passed the toughest laws of its kind in all the United States. Known as the Rockefeller Drug Laws, the penalty for selling two ounces (57 g) or more of heroin, morphine, opium, cocaine, or cannabis (or possessing four ounces (113 g) or more of the same substances), was a minimum of 15 years to life in prison, and a maximum of 25 years to life in prison, this was in effect up until 2009. The laws were named after then governor Nelson Rockefeller, who had Presidential aspirations and championed the bill to be tough on crime. After more than three decades, these laws were revised in 2009 to remove the mandatory minimum sentences. Robert Urzxxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob' the TC Jet and carpet salesman only got only 5 years in state prison when he was convicted in 1990 of Trafficking in Cocaine with major weight. Big Bob should have got a bare minimum of 15 Years to Life, how about that. I guess it paid for Big Bob to rat out his drug bosses like Teddy T. Atkinson who got 24 years in Federal prison and Jesse M. Carter aka Uncle Jess who got 30 years; Carlos Charles got 33 years; Raymond A. Collins aka Ray, aka Ron Turner got LIFE IN PRISON; Michael Barrett aka Mike Mike got 22 years; Craig L. Sweat aka Tank got 22 years; they all did major time except for Robert Urzxxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob'.
Archie L. Joyner moved to Binghamton NY in 1988 and set up his drug operation. In June of 1988 I became aware of Robert Urzxxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob' the carpet salesman who was also running cocaine from NYC to Binghamton on his days off from the store on Glenwood Ave for Archie Joyner. One of Archie Joyner's drug stash houses was at 49 Downs Ave in Binghamton's 1st Ward just a one minute drive from where Big Bob the carpet salesman worked on Glenwood Ave Binghamton NY, I know this for a fact, small world, eh?
    
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BINGHAMTON PRESS JUNE 1995: U.S. Attorney Gary Sharpe points out that the Archie Joyner drug gang set up shop in Binghamton in 1988 and had stash houses all over the city of Binghamton, The Meadows Apartments 447 Plaza De Vestal and Endicott. Some of the drug houses in Binghamton were located at 49 Downs Ave in the 1st Ward and AMP's 348 Clinton St, 193 Matthews St and the Webster Court apartments 193 Hawley St. and on Watson Blvd Endwell NY. 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. 
Robert Urzxxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob' the carpet salesman on Glenwood Ave in Binghamton was one of the first drug mules to be arrested, it appears his take down took place in early 1990 for trafficking in cocaine from NYC. "Sentences for drug offenders in New York State are among the most punitive in the country". In 1990 a trafficking in cocaine conviction (quantity) was a minimum of 15 years to life in prison, and a maximum of 25 years to life in prison, Big Bob the carpet salesman only got 5 years, why? Did 'Big Bob' make a deal with the DA to get a reduced sentence and set up the Archie Joyner gang? Was Robert Urzxxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob' the carpet salesman a snitch? Hell yeah.
Drug boss Archie Lee Joyner Jr, DOB 1/06/1966, current age 54, former residence Binghamton NY, appears to live in Queens NY or Denver NC now. Drug boss Archie Lee Joyner Jr listed addresses in Binghamton during his stay here in the 80's on Winding Way and Main St
. Convict Archie L. Joyner Jr, DOB 1/06/1966, was received at the NYS Department of Corrections at Coxsackie Correctional Facility on 3/18/1995 and paroled on 6/19/2003. Coxsackie Correctional Facility is a maximum security state prison in Coxsackie, Greene County, New York. It currently houses approximately 900 inmates. It is classified as a maximum security general confinement facility and detention center for men. Archie L. Joyner also did Federal prison time of about 5 years he was released on 9/18/2009. Looks like Boss Archie Joyner did only 8 years State prison time and 5 years Federal prison time, sweat deal for the Boss when he could have got LIFE, another snitch. Back 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'. Archie L. Joyner Jr the Boss took a plea deal for drug conspiracy, arson and other charges and testified against the other defendants, SNITCH. 
One of Joyner's lieutenants was Teddy T. Atkinson, 28, (now 54), was living at 2734 Watson Boulevard Endwell NY near another carpet store.
Teddy T. Atkinson was convicted of drug conspiracy and 14 counts of cocaine distribution he got 24 years in prison. Teddy T. Atkinson was released from Federal Prison on 8/11/2017. Archie JOYNER (THE BOSS);  Tracey Smith;  Karin Jackson aka Karin Shuford;  Eric D. Bryant aka E;  Sean L. Bryant;  Craig Sweat, Craig Gillespie, aka Mountain (ENFORCER);  Clarence Brown aka Lo;  David Schon aka Crazy Dave and on and on it goes with the list of dirtbags.
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 as a salesman, cover job.
BACK On June 26, 1995, Michael Barrett (hereinafter“Petitioner”) and approximately forty other people were indicted for various narcotics, weapons, and conspiracy charges arising out of their participation in what has been referred to as the Archie Joyner Organization. “Organization” was initially formed in 1989 by Archie Joyner and sold narcotics at several bars and strip clubs in Binghamton, New York. Joyner, the ringleader and subsequently-turned-government witness, would pay people within the organization to mule cocaine from his contacts in New York City to the Binghamton area, and the cocaine would then be sold by other associates within the organization at various bars. During this time frame 1988 to 1990 a former Binghamton TC Jets football player "Cocaine Big Bob" offensive guard, had been working as a salesman at the carpet store on Glenwood Ave Binghamton. "Cocaine Big Bob" was arrested and convicted of trafficking in cocaine from NYC he should have got at least 20 years in prison but only got 5, maybe a snitch, maybe yes.
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"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 in 1988. 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.
Archie Joyner began his drug trafficking operation in 1988, the same year he moved to Binghamton from Queens NY. 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.

In 1992, Joyner decided that managing a bar called “Amp's” would help him avoid police surveillance while selling cocaine. His organization also began to buy guns, which were kept in stash houses. In the spring of 1993, Carter returned to Binghamton to become one of the managers of Amp's. That summer, Joyner purchased a Binghamton bar called “Begie's.” In the fall of 1993, Carter became a manager of that bar as well. At about the same time, Atkinson-who was dealing drugs on his own after the dissolution of his partnership with Joyner-was arrested for distributing cocaine. He was released after Joyner posted bail on his behalf. Following his release, Atkinson worked as a seller at Begie's in order to repay Joyner until the state court sentenced him to a prison term. At the end of 1993, Begie's lost its liquor license, was raided by police, and temporarily closed.

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. 
 
Black and white caricature sketch seen above of drug dealer 'Big Bob', he is 6' 1" tall and 280 lbs with black hair and full beard, wears glasses. cocaine was sold at 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 around the corner from where Big Bob worked selling carpet on Glenwood Ave, Sail Inn was at 32 Exchange St Binghamton NY.

On June 17, 1994, the Binghamton and New York state police raided Sheion's and arrested Archie Joyner, and several others. Archie Joyner were subsequently sent to prison, where they have since remained. Joyner continued his drug operation from prison. Barrett visited Joyner frequently, and they agreed that the former organization would sell cocaine at Choice's at night (still splitting the profits with Joyner) and that Joyner's girlfriend, Tracey Smith, would sell on his behalf during the day. At one point, Smith and Barrett clashed. Archie Joyner sent his personal bodyguard, Craig Gillespie, to Choice's to bring peace. Within a few weeks, Barrett and his crew left. Subsequently, in the fall of 1994, Atkinson, who had recently been released from state prison, returned to Choice's and resumed drug-selling. Several months later, Gillespie began to cooperate with police, leading to arrests and convictions. 
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BINGHAMTON NY OPERATION GOLDEN ROAD CAST OF CHARACTERS: UNITED STATES of America vs Archie JOYNER (THE BOSS);  One of Archie Joyner's gang members in Binghamton was Craig Sweat aka Tank who ran Choices Juice Bar others are; 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.
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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.
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Ongoing cocaine drug biz in Binghamton NY ends in giant drug bust in May 1997, 81 drug dealers arrested in over $50 million dollar operation. First Ward residents along Front Street, Clinton St and Winding Way revealed druggies going to jail.
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A $50 million dollar cocaine ring busted with the arrest of 87 people in Operation Golden Road in May 1997 Binghamton NY. 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. Twenty-eight people were arrested and $30,000 worth of crack cocaine was seized in Operation Western Roundup in 1997. Police stopped a three-year, $50 million cocaine ring with the arrest of 87 people in Operation Golden Road in 1997. The next year, another 94 people were arrested in Operation Golden Road II, again with cocaine. Binghamton NY was the cocaine hub of upstate Southern Central New York! 


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.

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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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