Midwest FBI heroin, crack investigation leads to Atlanta; 1 arrested, 2 on the run

ATLANTA -- The search for one St. Louis suspect wanted on charges in the distribution of heroin has ended in metro Atlanta. But two others are still on the run - and believed to be in the area.

On Wednesday, the FBI's Atlanta office arrested 32-year-old Greg "Greazy" Hampton of St. Louis as part of an investigation stemming from a Missouri investigation. Hampton was seen leaving a residence in College Park, Ga. in a car driven by an unnamed woman.  The driver attempted to elude agents but got stuck on a railroad track in the area of Roosevelt Avenue. Hampton and the woman were safely removed from the car and the vehicle was detained.

FBI spokesperson Stephen Emmett said Hampton made his innitial appearance in front of a U.S. magistrate judge in the Northern District of Georgia and awaits extradition back to Missouri to face charges.

However, the FBI is still searching for two others, 28-year-old Travis "TJ" Roberts and 26-year-old Darryl Black - both believed to be from St. Louis but in the Atlanta area. Both Black and Roberts are known members of the Chochran Crips gang.

Hampton, Roberts and Black each face charges of "conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin" an FBI statement shows. If convicted, they faces 10 years to life in prison.

Hampton's arrest and the search for Roberts and Black are the result of a massive grand jury indictment in the Midwest that included 15 men - 12 from St. Louis and three more form Arizona.

The rest include: 

  • Kevin Simmons, 45, St. Louis
  • Johnnie King, 39, St. Louis
  • Randy Johnson, a/k/a “Big Randy”, 33, St. Louis
  • Farid Annoor, a/k/a “Rumble”, a/k/a “Rambo”, 26, St. Louis, MO;
  • Ricardo Ramos-Estrada, 31, Phoenix
  • Armando Ramos-Estrada, 34, Phoenix
  • Christian Nunez, 20, Phoenix
  • Arieawn Richaud Dillon, 22, St. Louis
  • Daviyon Thomas, a/k/a “Big Boy”, 27, St. Louis
  • Jerome Thomas, 45, St. Louis
  • Troy Parker, 47, St. Louis
  • Jermaine Johnson, 45, St. Louis

Simmons, King, Annor and Randy Johnson were charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base also known as crack. They eeach face up to 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $1,000,000. The rest face the same charges as Hampton, Roberts and Black.

Actual sentences will be decided by a judge based on U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.

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