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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/12/2018 09:14 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/12/2018 09:14 AM
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Federal Indictment Charging Six Men With Violent Armed Drug Robbery in Murphys

Murphys, CA...A two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury was unsealed wednesday, charging six defendants with one count of conspiracy to commit robbery affecting interstate commerce and one count of robbery affecting interstate commerce.  The indictment charges the following defendants with both conspiracy and robbery in connection with the robbery of a Calaveras County marijuana distributor: Talia Khio, 42, of Chicago, Illinois; Dontia Arrington, 38, of Skokie, Illinois; Roddy Aundre Johnson, Jr., 30, of San Diego, California; Mark Noble, 32, of Willamette, Illinois; Jimmy Khio, 41, of Morton Grove, Illinois; and Carlos Merkhai, 42, of Phoenix, Arizona.




U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott stated, “This indictment demonstrates our offfice’s commitment to working with and supporting our local law enforcement partners. We are proud to have answered the call when Calaveras County District Attorney Barbara Yook reached out to us for assistance in prosecuting this case involving individuals who crossed state lines to commit violent crimes in our district. It is through partnerships like these that we can work together to keep our communities safe.”

"This case serves as an excellent example of the FBI's commitment to working with federal, state, and local partners to aggressively investigate and disrupt violent criminals that threaten the safety and security of our communities," said Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Sacramento Field Office. "Through our Safe Streets Task Force, the FBI relies on these partnerships to target those who target our neighborhoods with violent crimes such as those charged today. I would like to thank all of our partners for their collaboration and tireless work on this investigation."

According to court documents, on June 24, 2018, the six defendants conducted an armed robbery of a Calaveras County marijuana distributor. The defendants allegedly bound and blindfolded several victims and tortured one victim with a stun gun. One victim was beaten with a baseball bat, which caused multiple injuries. The defendants allegedly took over 100 pounds of processed marijuana and $30,000 in cash. After a high speed chase, officers arrested Talia Khio, Dontia Arrington, Roddy Aundre Johnson, Jr., and Mark Noble. Jimmy Khio and Carlos Merkhai were apprehended months later.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, and the Skokie Police Department, with special assistance from the Calaveras County District Attorney’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorneys Jeffrey A. Spivak and Ross Pearson are prosecuting the case.

If convicted, the defendants each face a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime.


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Trump values
Posted on: 2018-10-12 09:16:41   By: Anonymous
 
Part of Trumps team on values
VOTE

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    Re: Trump values
    Posted on: 2018-10-12 09:20:38   By: Anonymous
     
    For high family values vote 4 TRUMP this election! we need him stay here in offise.

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      Re: Trump values
      Posted on: 2018-10-12 09:26:47   By: Anonymous
       
      Nothing like a man that cheats on his wives multiple times to uphold Family values
      Just shows how ignorant and stupid his supporters are

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        Re: Trump values
        Posted on: 2018-10-12 11:47:13   By: Anonymous
         
        Oh because no other politician has ever done that!

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          Re: Trump values
          Posted on: 2018-10-12 12:21:51   By: Anonymous
           
          Bill would never do anything like that

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            Re: Trump values
            Posted on: 2018-10-12 12:27:08   By: Anonymous
             
            1st post Dude I hate to break the bad news to you but your wife has two younger studs you're getting 3rds

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              Re: Trump values
              Posted on: 2018-10-13 09:53:15   By: Anonymous
               
              Dude? Go back to the valley. And pull your pants up.

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            Re: Trump values
            Posted on: 2018-10-12 12:41:22   By: Anonymous
             
            Trump has no values about anybody outside of his family especially Ivanka?????? But that said there's an old saying that says eatin ain't cheatin so that said Bill didn't do anything inappropriate.

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              Re: Trump values
              Posted on: 2018-10-12 17:20:15   By: Anonymous
               
              Gavin have you been a good true husband

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              Re: Trump values
              Posted on: 2018-10-13 09:54:22   By: Anonymous
               
              Pig.

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        Re: Trump values
        Posted on: 2018-10-13 07:58:45   By: Anonymous
         
        AHAHAHAHAHA!!! SAID THE GUY WHO BACKED HILLARY, WHO'S HUSBAND RAPED MULTIPLE WOMEN AND LIED UNDER OATH AS PRESIDENT. WHO IS ALSO ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH UNDER-AGED PROSTITUTES WHO'S WIFE ALSO INTIMIDATED THOSE WOMEN SO THEY WOULDN'T TESTIFY. YES SIR, YOU'RE A REAL EINSTEIN THERE PIMPLE BRAIN.

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          Re: Trump values
          Posted on: 2018-10-14 09:10:35   By: Anonymous
           
          If Mueller ever gets Trump under oath it is guaranteed that Trump will lie. So I trust you will support impeaching Trump in that case since you thought that that was appropriate for Bill Clinton.

          And, of course, you must I'm sure support impeachment of Kavanaugh since he told multiple lies under oath at his confirmation hearing.

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      Re: Trump values
      Posted on: 2018-10-14 07:34:19   By: Anonymous
       
      That is just plain funny.

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    Profanity
    Posted on: 2018-10-12 16:33:03   By: Anonymous
     
    Profanity

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      ^^^^ SUCK TRUMP"S COCK COCKSUCKER
      Posted on: 2018-10-12 17:20:58   By: Anonymous
       


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      Profanity
      Posted on: 2018-10-13 08:00:19   By: Anonymous
       
      I like pork, especially slow cooked, then used in Taco's, mm mm good.

      [Reply ]

        Profanity
        Posted on: 2018-10-13 20:55:06   By: Anonymous
         
        Profanity

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          Profanity
          Posted on: 2018-10-14 14:11:57   By: Anonymous
           
          Profanity

          [Reply ]

            Profanity
            Posted on: 2018-10-14 18:44:47   By: Anonymous
             
            Profanity

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              Re: Profanity
              Posted on: 2018-10-15 09:34:33   By: Anonymous
               
              "Pulled Pork" is not profanity, it's an actual dish.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-12 09:22:44   By: Anonymous
 
So what about the "distributor victim" who was selling all this pit illegally to out of state dope dealers? This distibutor brought these dangerous armed thugs to our community to sell over a hundred pounds of pot for cash in their pocket.

This person (s) needs to be arrested, prosecuted and sent to prison. Their actions endangered the health and welfare of the community.

How about it Mr. Sheriff and Ms. DA? Why hasn't this dangerous drug dealer been arrested and prosecuted?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-12 09:46:40   By: Anonymous
     
    All are selling to drug dealers, if not the out of state dealers themselves, mexican cartels & asian gangs growing it, for unreported cash. Some get paid, some don't and some get robbed and the county gets calls like this "someone ripped off my pot I was going to sell to out of staters for medicinal purposes". Go back to your own state and grow it.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-12 10:57:29   By: Anonymous
     
    Yep! I'm glad that they are up on federal charges-go figure. It's obvious when folks come halfway across the country to get a whole bunch of weed in our county and we know they were going back to Illinois to sell it etc. Then it's a gang thing too. Yes-get rid of ALL the dope including cannabis (except for th e law proscribed 6 plants max for adult use only) out of Calaveras County! I think this case is a major milestone in proving how much trouble this fluke called a UO caused!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-14 07:37:55   By: Anonymous
     
    We'll see more incidents like this with the ban, at least for the short term. Growing is not going away but prices are coming down. Some might feel it's no longer worth the risk selling underground.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-12 09:33:34   By: Anonymous
 
See it's OK to grow pot we're protected, Thanks Oliveira

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-12 10:02:05   By: Anonymous
     
    MAGA

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M A G A
Posted on: 2018-10-12 10:27:27   By: Anonymous
 
Make
America
Gay
Again
VOTE
💕 💗 Love not HATE

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    Bend Over This Won't Hurt
    Posted on: 2018-10-12 10:32:41   By: Anonymous
     


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      Re: Bend Over This Won't Hurt
      Posted on: 2018-10-12 12:36:18   By: Anonymous
       
      Just goes to show you , FBl is doing a excellent job. Trump’s administration would like you to think they are not. Why? Because TRUMP is under investigation by MULLER

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        Re: Bend Over This Won't Hurt
        Posted on: 2018-10-12 12:40:30   By: Anonymous
         
        Trump’s rally the day of the storm. He sounded like a complete idiot. He had no other important presidential business to do? Is it more important to make fun of people with mental illness?

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          Re: Bend Over This Won't Hurt
          Posted on: 2018-10-12 14:04:38   By: Anonymous
           
          No he didn't


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    Re: M A G A
    Posted on: 2018-10-14 11:46:17   By: Anonymous
     
    love is racist.

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Trump values
Posted on: 2018-10-12 14:16:08   By: Anonymous
 
Trumps values =Baby jails
Mocking
Bullying
Sexiest 🐷
Lying
Gang Bosses best buddy’s. Trump is Russia 🇷🇺 Bitch


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    Re: Trump values
    Posted on: 2018-10-13 08:10:35   By: Anonymous
     
    Dang, you democrats sure are idiots. No wonder you and your candidate lost. And the above poster still thinks there's collusion, just goes to show you his IQ is just a notch above a chimp. It's millions of idiots like him is why the popular vote does not elect our President.
    Let's pray the above ignorant imbecile does not have offspring

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      Re: Trump values
      Posted on: 2018-10-14 09:17:12   By: Anonymous
       
      It is beyond dispute that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians. The proof is in the e-mails released by Donald Trump Jr. describing the meeting between Trump Jr., Kushner and campaign manager Manafort and representatives of the Russian government. That meeting in Trump Tower definitely happened and the e-mails make it clear that the advertised purpose was for the Russian government to provide the Trump campaign with "dirt on Hillary."

      You can verify all of the above at any number of respected sites on the internet. So Trump can keep repeating "NO COLLUSION" but only the very weak minded can possibly believe him.

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Trump=Turd
Posted on: 2018-10-12 14:21:58   By: Anonymous
 
Trump
LOCK 🔒
HIM 🐷
UP
VOTE

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    Re: Trump=Turd
    Posted on: 2018-10-12 15:12:51   By: Anonymous
     
    Is it to late to get a look at those tax returns? Mr self made millionaire.

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      Re: Trump=Turd
      Posted on: 2018-10-12 15:48:28   By: Anonymous
       
      He's a daddy-made millionaire.

      If I inherited over $200 million, I'd be rich too. And I would not have gone bankrupt 6 times and folded many more companies to avoid bankruptcy.

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        Re: ^^^Turd
        Posted on: 2018-10-12 16:11:19   By: Anonymous
         
        The only thing you know about handling money is picking up the change Obama left you.

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        Re: Trump=Turd
        Posted on: 2018-10-12 17:41:57   By: Anonymous
         
        Yeah but your a 4th generation welfare recipient

        [Reply ]

          Re: Trump=Turd
          Posted on: 2018-10-14 09:05:11   By: Anonymous
           
          No, but I did go to school and know the difference between "your" and "you're."

          [Reply ]

            Re: Trump=Turd
            Posted on: 2018-10-14 14:14:52   By: Anonymous
             
            Why don't you get you're nose out of my ass you're nose is cold.

            [Reply ]

      Re: Trump=Turd
      Posted on: 2018-10-15 09:37:10   By: Anonymous
       
      His tax returns, just like yours or mine, are nobody's fing business.

      [Reply ]

Is it more important to make fun of people with mental illness?
Posted on: 2018-10-12 16:48:34   By: Anonymous
 
Yes.

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    Re: Is it more important to make fun of people with mental illness?
    Posted on: 2018-10-12 19:07:12   By: Anonymous
     
    Bye Bye Clapp. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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      HAHAHAHAHA!!!
      Posted on: 2018-10-12 19:17:29   By: Anonymous
       
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-12 20:49:08   By: Anonymous
 
Other than bashing, accusing, and threatening Republicans, has any Dumbacrat done ANYTHING to move our country forward with taxes, healthcare, employment ? Nope,....not a damn thing ! They are only concerned with one thing......power over the people and complete control of the sheep. Wake up MORONS, Your wealthy democrat reps are making a fool out of you. That's why we republicans are laughing at all your stupid comments. YOU AIN'T GOT A CLUE ! Bunch of lemmengs being led over the clif to the ocean below. Have a nice swim

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-12 21:34:51   By: Anonymous
     
    How come no Hmong? We viorent too.

    [Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-13 07:12:11   By: Anonymous
     
    Yes DITTO! GO Trump and MAGA!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-12 21:41:15   By: Anonymous
 
Why did this marijuana distributor make this county unsafe by trying to work an illegal deal. He not only risked his own safety and that of his family, he put us all at risk. This is not o.k., Jeff B.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-13 12:22:53   By: Anonymous
     
    Exactly....Why doesn't the Sheriff arrest this dealer? It's more like the Sheriff and the D.A. are protecting this dealer and their activities.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-13 13:30:53   By: Anonymous
       
      I'm sure they will catch up with him unless he left the state or crawled into a hole to hide for ahwile! One cannot out run the long arm of the law very long. You can't outrun a motorola and you can't out run a computer!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-10-13 22:51:04   By: Anonymous
         
        no, but you can tuna fish.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-10-14 08:48:55   By: Anonymous
         
        Well at least Carlos turned himself in. Maybe he will roll over all the rest? In other words, turn state's evidence? That Betty who made a comment on the CE the other day won't see those guys for awhile. She thinks they are going to be freed soon and go back to her home state of Illinois. No-I don't think so.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-10-14 12:44:46   By: Anonymous
           
          I would also like to know if anyone knows what the status is with Jimmie Blake Terry. He's not on local court calendars nor is he in CDCR. Is he still incarcerated or did he get another one of those "catch and release" kick-outs? That's pretty bad when someone like him comes up as a subject at town hall meetings like in Arnold earlier this year.

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Re: damn wine growers
Posted on: 2018-10-13 21:03:14   By: Anonymous
 
I'd just like to point-out that I am the 52nd poster.

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    Re: damn wine growers
    Posted on: 2018-10-14 09:18:06   By: Anonymous
     
    Thanks. I was wondering who you are.

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      Re: damn wine growers
      Posted on: 2018-10-14 11:47:52   By: Anonymous
       
      I had it tattooed across my forehead.

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        Re: damn wine growers
        Posted on: 2018-10-14 12:15:06   By: Anonymous
         
        what a coincidence I had mine tattoed on my ass

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          Re: damn wine growers
          Posted on: 2018-10-14 17:49:22   By: Anonymous
           
          Has anyone noticed all the misspellings? No, course not as this is the most illiterate group of commenters so far. Go figure, trump lovers.. LOL go back to school retarded hillbillies. And this is the pine tree fans, well educated and well grounded, pine nutters..

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            Re: damn wine growers
            Posted on: 2018-10-15 09:22:24   By: Anonymous
             
            "Has anyone noticed all the misspellings? No, course not as this is the most illiterate group of commenters so far. Go figure, trump lovers.. LOL go back to school retarded hillbillies. And this is the pine tree fans, well educated and well grounded, pine nutters.."

            Here are a few corrections:
            No, OF course not...
            Trump...
            This is the Pine Tree...

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