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'Maplewood Gang' Suspects Arraigned

Police arrested seven suspects in last week's raid on the alleged "Maplewood Gang" - here's what happened in court last week.

All suspects arrested in last week's "Maplewood Gang" raid remain in custody after failing to make bail at Malden District Court last week. 

The seven suspects allegedly operated a marijuana trafficking operation that investigators "conservatively estimate" brought more than 400 pounds - or about $1 million worth - of marijuana into the city over the past year, according to court documents:

  • Alleged ringleader Dat Tran, 23, of Malden was held on $100,000 cash bail.

    Tran's bail order attributed the high amount to "a past record of violence," as well as the nature of the current charges: "[Tran] is allegedly the leader of a criminal organization that dealt in large-scale marijuana amounts."

    Investigators allege Tran paid for marijuana shipments from Northern California with "bulk transfers in Bank of America accounts," and reportedly found guns, cash and written records in his home. 

    Tran was charged with alleged possession of ammunition as an armed career criminal, drug trafficking over 100 pounds of marijuana, and conspiracy to traffic over 100 pounds of marijuana. 

 

  • Reginald Miller, 20, of Malden was held without bail.

    Miller was arrested prior to the raids after he and fellow suspects Terrell Rollin-Sutton and Deandre West allegedly broke into the home of a neighbor police said they mistakenly suspected of stealing a marijuana shipment. In fact, the package was reportedly intercepted by postal inspectors. 

    Police searched Miller's home in Lynn and another known residence in Malden, and reportedly found a TEC-9 assault weapon, bulletproof vest and ammunition of "various calibers." 

    Miller will face additional charges of being an armed career criminal, trafficking marijuana over 100 pounds, conspiracy to traffic over 100 pounds of marijuana, possession of a large capacity weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of felony, possession of ammunition, and wanton destruction property.

 

  • Daniel Knight, 23, of Malden was held on $100,000 cash bail.

    Knight's bail order attributed the high amount to "previous failures to appear" in court and "two prior drug charges." 

    Investigators said Knight allegedly admitted to owning a safe in which they found a .22 pistol and some ammunition, as well as "about 100 pills" containing oxycodone. 

    Knight is charged with alleged possession of firearm as an Armed Career Criminal, possession of ammunition, possession with intent to distribute a class B drug (oxycodone) subsequent offense, possession of a firearm for a felony.  

 

  • Terrell Rollin-Sutton, 20, of Malden was held on $50,000 bail.

    Investigators said they found individually packaged marijuana "consistent with distribution" in his home, a .40 caliber Glock with a large capacity magazine and $540 in cash. 

    Rollin-Sutton was charged with alleged possession of a large capacity weapon, possession a large capacity magazine, breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit felony, conspiracy for breaking and entering, and wanton destruction of property.

 

  • Joshua Joyner, 21, of Malden was held on $25,000 bail.

    Investigators said they found a loaded .44 with a defaced serial number in the apartment Joyner shared with fellow suspects Brendan Joyner and Daniel Knight. Police said they also recovered two used shell casings hidden in a drawer. 

    Joyner was charged with alleged trafficking marijuana over 100 pounds and conspiracy to traffic marijuana over 100 pounds. 

 

  • Brendan Joyner, 20, of Malden was held on $20,000 bail.

    Joyner was charged with alleged possession of firearm with a defaced serial number, possession of ammunition, and possession of a class B drug. 

 

  • Deandre West, 21, of Everett was held on $5,000 bail.

    West was charged with alleged breaking and entering daytime for a felony, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering, and wanton destruction of property for his alleged role in the break-in. 
Rich K April 01, 2013 at 11:03 AM
I wonder how many shootings this group was involved in.
Denise Lavino April 01, 2013 at 12:25 PM
Good job to all the police officers!!!
Susan April 01, 2013 at 01:20 PM
Rich K the guy at the skateboard place came to my mind when i first heard this.
paul surette April 01, 2013 at 08:28 PM
What does the 'skateboard place' have to do with these arrests, Susan?
david mokal April 01, 2013 at 08:43 PM
Maybe one of the Guns will match up.

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