“Nothing positive comes from illegal drug trafficking. It is a terrible impact on public safety, drains our laws enforcement resources, disrupts the quality of life for many in our communities, and negatively impacts the future of our children. I appreciate the constant and continued effort that our law enforcement officers exhibit to investigate and arrest these suspected criminals.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona
SACRAMENTO— On December 8, 2022, Michael Hampton, 57, of Vallejo, was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least 500 grams of cocaine.
According to court documents, Hampton is among the 15 federal defendants arrested in 2021 and charged in a 45-count indictment for trafficking narcotics as part of a DEA-led multi-agency operation targeting cocaine and heroin traffickers in North Sacramento. Hampton was intercepted during a 30-day wiretap trafficking a kilogram of powder cocaine.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the California Department of Justice, the California Highway Patrol, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, and the Sacramento Police Department.
On Sept. 29, 2022, Jason Tolbert, 45, of Sacramento, was sentenced to 57 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine
On Nov. 17, 2022, Charles Cater, 36, of Sacramento, was sentenced to 70 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute at least 500 grams of cocaine.
On Nov. 17, 2022, Arlington Caine, 48, of Rio Linda, and Andre Hellams, 40, of North Highlands, pleaded guilty to two counts of using a communication facility to facilitate a drug trafficking offense. Caine and Hellams are scheduled to be sentenced on February 9, 2023.
On Dec. 1, Bobby Conner, 51, of Sacramento, pleaded guilty today to two counts of using a communication facility to facilitate a drug trafficking offense. Conner is scheduled to be sentenced on March 2, 2023.
Charges are pending against the following defendants: Tyrone Anderson, 40, of Sacramento; Maurice Bryant, 51, of Antelope; Yovanny Ontiveros, 41, of Sacramento; Alex White, 61, of North Highlands; Steven Hampton, 61, of Sacramento; Wilmer Harden, 52, of Elk Grove; Jerome Adams, 54, of North Highlands; Dwight Haney, 49, of Sacramento; and Mark Martin, 62, of Sacramento.