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Violent Miami crew told mother of victim they would kill her son, then did

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Ten members of Miami’s Dub Side Blood Family were found guilty of racketeering, drug trafficking, armed robberies, and violent crimes on September 14. The crew conducted its unlawful business practices for over 17 years as it felt untouchable in the South Gwen Cherry Housing Complex in the Allapattah neighborhood of Miami which was under its unquestionable control.

Witness testimony during trial established how the Dub Side Blood Family members routinely robbed victims at gunpoint and sold narcotics. The enterprise’s criminal spree included five commercial businesses, including MetroPCS locations, a Food Plus store, and the armed robberies of drug dealers.

They became so emboldened that they told a future homicide victim’s own mother that her son would be killed. The crew followed through on that promise with his subsequent murder. Similarly, members of the group celebrated after killing another victim by posting images of the deceased’s body in a casket.

Gang members were caught on jailhouse phone calls and private messages discussing criminal business and proposed responses to circumvent law enforcement’s investigation into the criminal enterprise. Trial evidence from the defendants’ social media and cellular phone records demonstrated the group’s ability to continue criminal activity despite periods of time when members were incarcerated.

The ten individuals who proceeded to trial and were convicted on September 14, 2018, of the following offenses, are listed below:

  • Antonio Glass was convicted of one count of Racketeering Conspiracy, one count of Drug Distribution Conspiracy, and one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. Glass faces a mandatory minimum term of 10 years and up to life in prison.
  • Jerimaine Bryant was convicted of one count of Racketeering Conspiracy, one count of Drug Distribution Conspiracy, and three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  Jerimaine Bryant faces a mandatory minimum term of 20 years and up to life in prison.
  • Samuel Hayes was convicted of one count of Racketeering Conspiracy, two counts of Robbery, and one count of Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence. Hayes faces a mandatory minimum term of 5 years and up to life in prison.
  • Curtis Bryant was convicted of one count of Racketeering Conspiracy, one count of Drug Distribution Conspiracy, and one count of Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. Curtis Bryant faces a mandatory minimum term of 10 years and up to life in prison.
  • Levi Bryant was convicted of one count of Drug Distribution Conspiracy, and one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. Levi Bryant faces a mandatory minimum term of life in prison.
  • Michael Walker was convicted of one count of Racketeering Conspiracy, one count of Drug Distribution Conspiracy, and one count Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. Walker faces a mandatory minimum term of 10 years and up to life in prison.
  • Reginald Graham was convicted of one count of Racketeering Conspiracy, one count of Drug Distribution Conspiracy, and one count of Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. Graham faces a mandatory minimum term of 10 years and up to life in prison.
  • Daniel Jones was convicted of one count of Drug Distribution Conspiracy. Daniel Jones faces a mandatory minimum term of 10 years and up to life in prison.
  • Torivis Ingram was convicted of one count of Drug Distribution Conspiracy, and one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. Ingram faces a mandatory minimum term of life in prison.
  • Mario Rodriguez was convicted of one count of Drug Distribution Conspiracy, one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, and one count of Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime. Rodriguez faces a mandatory minimum term of 15 years and up to life in prison.

Their sentencing hearings have been scheduled on various dates throughout December 2018.

Prior to the trial, co-defendants Vencess Toby, Donzell Jones, and Latitia Houser pled guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Possess a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. Toby was sentenced to 60 months in prison. Donzell Jones was sentenced to 188 months in prison. Houser is scheduled to be sentenced on September 18. Quincy Bryant, the last remaining defendant charged under the indictment, is scheduled to proceed to trial on October 29, 2018.

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