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Four charged with gun trafficking, narcotics offenses

WHITE PLAINS – Four men were charged by federal authorities with firearms trafficking and narcotics distribution offenses in and around Port Chester.

Arrested were Walter Jones, Frank Maxwell, Markel Calhoun and Jamar Calhoun. “As alleged, these defendants were responsible for selling guns and drugs, two potentially lethal commodities that plague too many communities,” said Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey Berman.

Jones and Markel Calhoun allegedly conspired to traffic in firearms and sold four guns in Port Chester and Riverside, Connecticut. They also possessed firearms unlawfully despite their prior felon status.

Jones and Maxwell allegedly conspired to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine and Jamar Calhoun allegedly distributed crack cocaine on at least six occasions in and around Port Chester.

Jones, 30, and Markel Calhoun, 26, are charged with one count of firearms trafficking conspiracy, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Markel Calhoun is charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and Jones is charged with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, each of which carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years.

Jones and Maxwell, 36, are charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years to 40 years in prison.

Jamar Calhoun, 28, is charged with six counts of distribution of crack cocaine, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

 


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