15-year sentence handed down for man involved in drug trafficking network in Southeast DC

Mocobizscene- A Southeast D.C.-based drug trafficking network has led to the sentencing of a man to 15 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO).

In October 16, 2023, Corenzo Mobery, also known as “Snowman” and aged 41, entered a guilty plea for several charges including conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, possession of a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking offense, unlawful possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, and other related charges. According to prosecutors, Mobery was associated with the notorious “MLK Crew.”

He received his sentence on January 31st.

After the arrest of 17 MLK Crew defendants, the USAO reported a significant decrease in violent crime by 63% in the area. The criminal group was involved in the illicit trade of cocaine, crack cocaine, fentanyl, PCP, and marijuana.

Targeting the limited number of people driving violence in our community—either because they are directly using violence or engaging in criminal conduct that is a magnet violence—is a tried-and-true, evidence-based strategy for combatting violence. The defendants operated a drug trafficking network that preyed upon the neighborhood where it operated. Immediately after these defendants were arrested, this neighborhood saw a substantial reduction in instances of violent crime. And, more than two years after their arrest, the neighborhood is still experiencing less violent crime than it was experiencing before their arrest. Those driving violence in other neighborhoods in our community need to know that we are currently working with federal law enforcement partners and MPD to ensure they are brought to justice, just as these defendants were. U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves

After completing a 15-year prison sentence, Mobery will be subject to three years of supervised release.

“Criminal networks flourish in the hidden corners of our communities, targeting those who are vulnerable and perpetuating acts of violence. The recent conviction of Corenzo Mobery and his accomplices highlights the crucial significance of protecting our neighborhoods,” emphasized Chief Pamela Smith of the Metropolitan Police Department. “By dismantling these networks, we are establishing safer environments where families can prosper and children can grow without fear. Let this serve as a testament to the strength of collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the community in forging a brighter and more secure future for everyone.”

Mobery, along with 16 co-defendants, was indicted. All of the co-defendants have pleaded guilty and received sentences ranging from 24 to 180 months.

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