Friday, December 25, 2020

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


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.
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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. 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." 
 
Who is 'Big Bob' the carpet salesman and TC Jets football offensive guard who was hauling cocaine for Archie Joyner gang from NYC to Binghamton NY in 1988 on his days off from his cover job on Glenwood Ave. Robert Uxxxxxxx aka 'Big Bob' played football for a Binghamton high school in the early 1980's and had been living in an 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 'Big Bob's cover job on Glenwood Ave. Black and white caricature sketch seen above of drug dealer Robert Uxxxxxxx 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 bars. 
 
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 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 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.
Big Bob was arrested by the New York State Police in 1990 on I-88 just outside of Binghamton with a load of cocaine in the trunk of his car, 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: During the time frame of late 1987 through 1989 a former Binghamton TC Jets football player, an offensive guard, "Cocaine Big Bob" 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 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 Uxxxxxxx, 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 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 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. 
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 employees including their children. Apparently, if it was found out you snitched to higher ups at the store or the cops about the cocaine business you or your children could end up dead. At the carpet store on Glenwood Ave Binghamton they 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 school. 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'. 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.
Archie L. Joyner moved to Binghamton NY in 1988 and set up his drug operation. In June of 1988 I became aware of 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
as a salesman 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. 
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 Big Bob the carpet salesman a snitch?
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. 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 52), 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. 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 20 years in prison but only got 5, maybe a snitch.
      photo credit screenshot Binghamton press and sun bulletin
"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.
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. 
       photo credit screenshot Binghamton press and sun bulletin
BINGHAMTON NY OPERATION GOLDEN ROAD CAST OF CHARACTERS: UNITED STATES of America vs 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.
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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.
  photo credit screenshot Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin
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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