Pike men indicted on federal cocaine charges
by Sheldon Compton
PIKEVILLE Three individuals federal prosecutors say sold cocaine in Pike County for nearly a decade are now awaiting trail in Pikevilles U.S. District Court.
Indictments were handed down by a federal grand jury Feb. 26 against Leroy Dock Little, Darren Little and Tracy Wooten.
It is alleged that the three conspired to sell cocaine throughout Pike County from December 2000 until Dec. 16, 2008.
Leroy Dock Little is charged with five counts ranging from selling cocaine, aiding and abetting in the distribution of cocaine to conspiracy to do so.
Darren Little was indicted on four counts of selling cocaine and a single count of conspiracy to do so, while Wooten is facing three counts, two of selling cocaine and another conspiracy count.
The indictment, which lists Leroy Dock Little as a defendant and Darren Little and Wooten as co-defendants, specifies that on Aug. 8, 12, 14, 28 and again on Oct. 24, either individually in some cases or as a team or as partners, distributed what totaled at five kilograms or more of a mixture prosecutors say contained a detectable amount of cocaine.
Another count in the indictment list the forfeiture of various real property and cash allegedly obtained during the eight years the three have been accused of operating.
These include land, which is listed as having been deeded to Leroy Dock Little, $74,100 in cash, a 2006 H3 Hummer and a 1931 Ford Coupe.
There is also a $1 million money judgment included in the indictment against the three.
Leroy Dock Little and Tammy Wooten have already pleaded not guilty to all charges in U.S. District Court in Pikeville, while Darren Little, who was in custody at the time of the indictment, is set to be arraigned on April 6.
Depending on the prior number of felony drug offenses for each, the three could face maximum sentences of life in prison and face fines exceeding $8 million on the primary count of the indictment and up to 20 years in prison and a maximum of $1 million in fines on the remaining counts.
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