A federal grand jury in Brunswick issued an indictment June 6 against a man accused running guns and drugs in Glynn County.
Jose Vazquez Correa faces 10 counts of dealing in firearms without a license, 10 counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, three counts of distribution of a controlled substance and one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distributing controlled substances. The substances involved are allegedly cocaine hydrochloride — a precursor to making crack — crack and methamphetamine.
According to the indictment, Vazquez Correa sold a potpourri of handguns, shotguns and rifles from August through November 2017. The indictment also lists him distributing cocaine hydrochloride in August 2017 and meth in November and December 2017.
Despite the conspiracy charge, there are no other named conspirators in the indictment.
Vazquez Correa is scheduled to make his initial appearance and arraignment today in U.S. District Court at 2 p.m.
In an unrelated case, two men received their sentences recently for their involvement in a Glynn County cocaine distribution conspiracy. Mauro Garcia Ramirez received time served, but he was ordered to enter deportation proceedings immediately upon release. Garcia Ramirez earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distributing cocaine.
The other defendant, Miguel Perez Posadas, received five years and four months in federal prison for distribution of 5 grams or more of methamphetamine. U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood also ordered that he serve four years supervised release, but he is to be turned over to immigration authorities after release for deportation.
Another federal drug conspiracy case also included two men receiving their sentences. Kenneth Anthony Moore — also known as Smooth — is to serve 14 years for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. He was accused of, while living in Texas, obtaining and providing cocaine to codefendant Rafeal Lateef Baker Sr. — also known as Channel 4 — along with Romia Daniels, who is serving time for his connections to the Bloods street gang criminal enterprise. Baker and Daniels then moved the product further down the distribution chain.
After leaving prison, Moore is to serve three years supervised release.
For his part, Baker received a prison sentence of 16 years and two months for the conspiracy count, along with three years supervised release.