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New indictment issued against defendants in drug case

By Joe Beck -- jbeck@nvdaily.com

A federal grand jury has returned a six-count superseding indictment against two of the six people originally indicted for their alleged roles in a cocaine distribution network operating out of Winchester, according to online court records.

The defendants are Samuel Lee "Fat Slim" Fields Jr., 18, of Winchester and Jamal Alon Darling, 23, also of Winchester. Both had agreed weeks ago to plead guilty to one count of conspiring with other co-defendants to distribute and manufacture more than 280 grams of crack cocaine.

The superseding indictment adds conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more "of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin" to the charges against both men. The same count also accuses them of selling five kilograms or more of crack.

The superseding indictment against the co-defendants also contains two counts each of a similar distribution charge involving crack cocaine. A sixth count accuses Fields of possessing a firearm - a .22 caliber derringer pistol, a violation of a law banning convicted felons from owning such a weapon.

The indictments trace the dates of the offenses from a period spanning July 2008 until February 2012.

Other defendants in the case - Crystal Dawn Smith, David Alan Dock, 37, of District Heights, Md., Jason Matthew Whiting and Wayne "Worm" Brown, have all pleaded guilty to distribution-related charges.

Dock filed an amended plea agreement on July 24 to one count of conspiring to distribute and manufacture more than 280 grams of crack after Judge Michael Urbanski had rejected an earlier plea agreement from him. Dock's plea agreement calls for him to serve 30 years in prison in exchange for the plea agreement.

Online court documents identify Dock as the "primary source of cocaine base and powder cocaine used in this conspiracy."

A statement of facts in the court file states he and Brown "transported and distributed multiple kilograms of power cocaine into Winchester from other states such as New Jersey."

They allegedly distributed much of the drug on "the block" in Winchester, an area the statement of facts describes as "a high traffic drug sales area."

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