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Mr. Elliott is said to have offered an additional 10 grams of heroin to a buyer when a crack delivery was delayed.
Quantities of drugs were referred to on intercepted calls by the jersey numbers of famous sports figures. Five grams was referred to as a “Donovan McNabb” and seven grams was called a “Michael Vick” — after the two high-profile NFL quarterbacks. Thirty-one grams was known as a “Reggie Miller,” the former NBA star.
Heroin is described as “downtown” or “diesel.”
In all, authorities purchased thousands of individual bags of heroin and crack from the members of the conspiracy, seizing enough crack in one vehicle stop alone to supply more than 8,000 individual bags of crack.
Search warrants executed at the homes of the defendants and their family members yielded large amounts of cash, scales, money counters, vacuum sealers and guns, according to court papers.
Prosecutors said in court this week that wiretap intercepts of Mr. Elliott’s main supplier, Mr. Powell, led them to Jarrell Elliott, whom police followed to Arizona, where authorities say he shipped large amounts of money to himself using phony return addresses. The records say he then flew to Phoenix for purposes of purchasing cocaine, which he then shipped to Washington.
“The girls have arrived,” an unnamed co-conspirator said to Jarrell Elliott after one such trip, according to wiretap intercepts described in court.
Other surveillance and wiretap evidence was presented in court this week that showed Jarrell Elliott made 17 trips to Arizona in the past two years. But his attorney pointed to a number of “player’s club” membership cards at high-end Las Vegas casinos to explain the travel and the shipments of money.
A search of one of his “many girlfriends’ houses” turned up 10 pounds of mannitol, a cutting agent used to dilute heroin, and a closet full of expensive suits and Prada shoes, which Mr. Elliott’s girlfriend identified as belonging to him. Other evidence showed that Mr. Elliott traveled frequently to Jamaica during the past two years as well.
A separate search of Jarrell Elliott’s mother’s house reportedly turned up more than 200 grams of heroin. But his attorney pointed out that Mr. Elliott was never arrested with any drugs or large amounts of money in his possession. “There is no corroborating evidence that Mr. Elliott is involved in any drug dealing activity whatsoever,” his attorney said.
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