‘Outten organization’ leader, members plead guilty to drug charges

Members of Portsmouth heroin trafficking organization, (L to R) Alonzo Outten, 35, Garnett Brown, 34, Jermaine Jones, 38 and Latina Jackson, 27

UPDATE: Latina Jackson was sentenced to 70 months in prison on Nov. 5, 2015.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The leader and several members of a massive Portsmouth heroin trafficking ring have pleaded guilty.

Officials say Alonzo Outten, Jermaine Jones,Garnett Brown and Latina Jackson pleaded guilty this week to manufacturing, distributing, and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

Earlier this month, federal agents arrested five other members of the Outten Organization. Alonzo Outten, the head of the organization, and six of his co-conspirators were indicted by a grand jury July 8.

Investigators say they made, sold and distributed between $1.5 and $4.5 million worth of heroin for about two years.

Alonzo Outten supplied kilogram amounts of heroin to at least two Bloods gang sets: the Imperial Gangsta Bloods led by “godfather” Chris Smith a/k/a “Killa,” who pleaded guilty Tuesday, and the Gorilla Mafia Piru gang led by “godfather” Theodore Vann a/k/a “Flatline,” who pleaded guilty June 25.

According to court papers, the FBI has been tracking the organization, since November 2013.



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