Drug-trafficking investigation nets 25 in Ellenville

Members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations report the arrest of 25 individuals on March 20.

According to police, the investigation involved members of a drug-trafficking organization that distributed large quantities of crack cocaine, as well as heroin laced with fentanyl, over a two-year period, in and around the village of Ellenville.

The following defendants were arrested and charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute controlled substances. They are being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of New York:

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  • Antonio Naveo aka “Gratto” aka “Green Eyes”, 38, of Ellenville
  • Margaret Vandyke, 56, of Ellenville
  • Iqwan Mandiville aka “Qwan”, 26, of Ellenville
  • Randy Mandiville aka“B-Murda”, 30 of Ellenville
  • Jennifer McCombs aka “Jennifer Marks”, 49, of Ellenville
  • Edwin Jorge, 46, of Ellenville.
  • Luis Curet, 34, of Ellenville

 

The following defendants were arrested and charged with state charges being prosecuted by the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office:

(Note: The identities of suspects assigned the names John and Jane Doe will be revealed when their indictments are unsealed, according to the county DA’s office as quoted in local media reports.)

  • Philip Ordway, 47, of Ellenville – The felonies of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (two counts), third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (two counts) and the misdemeanor of second-degree criminal use of a public benefit card (two counts). He was remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 secured bond.
  • Jane Doe, 23, of Ellenville – The felonies of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (two counts) and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (two counts). She was previously indicted by an Ulster County Grand Jury and was remanded to the Ulster County Jail without bail.
  • John Doe, 38, of Ellenville – The felonies of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (one count) and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (one count). He was previously indicted by an Ulster County Grand Jury and was remanded to the Ulster County Jail without bail.
  • John Doe, 39, of Ellenville – The felonies of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (one count) and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (one count). He was previously indicted by an Ulster County Grand Jury and was remanded to the Ulster County Jail without bail.
  • Jane Doe, 28, of Ellenville – The felonies of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (four counts) and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (four counts). She was previously indicted by an Ulster County Grand Jury and was remanded to the Ulster County Jail without bail.
  • John Doe, 19, of Ellenville – The felonies of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance(two counts) and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (two counts). He was previously indicted by an Ulster County Grand Jury and was remanded to the Ulster County Jail without bail.
  • Naja Mandiville, 27, of Ellenville – The felonies of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (one count), third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (one count) and third-degree welfare fraud (7 counts). She posted $1,000 cash bail at arraignment and was released.
  • Jade Shorten, 20, of Wurtsboro – The felonies of second-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (one count) and Criminal Facilitation in the 2nd Degree (one count). She was released on her own recognizance.
  • Charles Jones, 31, of Monticello – The felonies of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (one count) and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (one count). He was remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 secured bond.
  • Aqwasha Mandiville, 25, of Ellenville – The felonies of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (two counts) and third-degree welfare fraud (four counts). She was remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $5000 cash or $10,000 secured bond.
  • Melissa Quick, 39, of Ellenville – The misdemeanor of second-degree criminal use of a public benefit card (one count). She was remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $500 cash or $1,000 secured bond.
  • Paula Sciancalepore- The misdemeanor of second-degree criminal use of a public benefit card (two counts). She was remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash or $5,000 secured bond.
  • Shadell Zackery, 36, of Ellenville – The felony of third-degree welfare fraud (three counts). She was remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash or $5,000 secured bond.
  • Fatima Mandiville, 32, of Ellenville- The felony of third-degree welfare fraud (two counts). She was remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 secured bond.
  • Melida Naveo, 62, of Ellenville- The felony of third-degree welfare fraud (one count). She posted $1,000 cash bail at arraignment and was released.
  • Tyriq Whitehead, 20, of Ellenville – The felony of third-degree welfare fraud (one count). He was remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 secured bond.
  • Robin Shaver, 57, of Ellenville – The misdemeanor of second-degree criminal use of a public benefit card (five counts). She was remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $500 cash or $1,000 secured bond.
  • Melinda Baker, 51, of Ellenville – The misdemeanor second-degree criminal use of a public benefit card (one count). She was remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $500 cash or $1,000 secured bond.

The following agencies assisted with the investigation: U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of New York, Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Ellenville Police Department, Ulster County District Attorney’s Office and the New York State Office of Disability and Temporary Assistance.

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  1. Jerome

    STOP THE USELESS RACIST DRUG WAR AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICANS

    Racial attack on african americans living in Ulster County.
    We have video tape to prove it at trial.

    *racial investigations against police in progress.

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