NORFOLK, Va. – A New Jersey man pleaded guilty currently to Conspiracy to Manufacture, Distribute, and Possess with Intent to Manufacture and Distribute Heroin, Fentanyl, and Furanyl Fentanyl ensuing in death.
According to justice documents, Rashad L. Clark, 38, of Elizabethport, New Jersey, granted internal ringleader, Erskine Dawson, Jr., with heroin and fentanyl from Sep to Dec 2016 while co-supplier, Kenneth Stuart, aka “Bones,” aka “Brutal,” was jailed on state charges. Clark secluded the narcotics in pressed animals and trafficked them from New Jersey to Virginia where he would stay for days at a time to manage Dawson’s operation, which was formed out of a Studios 4 Less motel in Virginia Beach. Clark granted Dawson with thousands of polish baggies containing heroin and fentanyl hammered with labels like “King of Death,” “Last Call,” “Mad Max,” “Bentley,” “No Evil,” “Black Dynamite,” “Superman,” “Tango Cash,” “Moneybag,” “Tower of Power,” and “Steph Curry.”
On Sept. 7, 2016, H.D. consumed fentanyl granted by Dawson around Clark and suffered a deadly overdose. On Nov. 14, 2016, G.M. consumed heroin granted by Dawson around Clark and suffered a deadly overdose. On Dec. 8, 2016, the DEA in partnership with officers from the Virginia Beach and Chesapeake police departments executed hunt warrants on motels in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Norfolk, done arrests, and seized guns and over 1,800 polish baggies of heroin and fentanyl. From Sep to Dec 2016 over $70,000 cash was deposited by members of this swindling into a Wells Fargo comment tranquil by Clark.
Six of the eight co-conspirators have now pleaded guilty and 4 have been sentenced.
Clark faces a imperative smallest of 20 years and a limit of life in jail when condemned on Apr 2.