Brothers that Sell Drugs Together Will Go to Prison Together in Monmouth County
The last of 25 defendants in a Bayshore heroin ring pleads guilty in Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold. Daryel Rawls, 31, of Lakewood confessed Tuesday to second-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute and faces eight years in prison when sentenced.
His brother, Dectric Rawls,32, of Matawan, the alleged ring leader, faces 25 years in prison and additional time for the illegal possession of a firearm.
Prosecutor Peter Warshaw says the defendants' arrests and subsequent pleas stem from a 2009 cooperative investigation by the Monmouth county Prosecutor's Office's Bayshore Unit and local police departments in Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Warshaw says the arrest culminated in the arrest of Dectric Rawls and eighteen of his associates on November 16, 2009, after criminal complaints were filed charging them with numerous crimes relating to their heroin distribution activities. Subsequently, six additional co-defendants were identified and charged.
The Investigation reveal that Dectric Rawls and his associates sold approximately 100 bricks of heroin per week, with a street value of approximately $25,000 dollars. Law enforcement officials seized more than 90 bricks of heroin, a Lorcin .380 caliber automatic handgun and more than $290,000 in cash.
Both Rawls brothers are scheduled to be sentenced on July 13th.