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Update on Gang Drug Busts – All But 1 Out of Jail

Last month we broke the news of a coordinated police effort that resulted in the arrest of a number of alleged members Central District gangs for low-level drug offenses. Those cases are now working their way through the legal system. Here’s an update on each:

Kevin F. Coleman, Jr. – Pleaded not-guilty. His next court hearing is 9/9 which should result in a date for trial. He was released from jail on July 28th on a $15,000 bond.

Ryan Grant – Pleaded not-guilty, going to trial in drug court on 9/3. He was released from jail on July 28th on a $1,250 bond.

Joseph A. Counts – Pleaded not-guilty, trial date not set. He remains in custody in the King County Jail.

Edmond J. Cummings – Pleaded not-guilty, going to trial in drug court on 9/10. Released on personal recognizance on 7/31.

Kevin R. Brown – Went to drug court on 8/13, was assigned 48 hours of community service through “Helping Hands”

Joseph Gilmore – Pleaded not-guilty and was assigned to drug court on 8/13, however we can’t find any records of his appearance there.

Marqwez Stone – Pleaded not-guilty, trial date not yet set. He was released without bail the day after his arrest on 7/22.

0 thoughts on “Update on Gang Drug Busts – All But 1 Out of Jail

  1. I see in the previous post you were only able to get a photo of Kevin Coleman. Are there more pictures available now? Thanks, Scott.

  2. No – only Coleman’s photo was available from the state Department of Corrections. The others are too young to have a history with that department, and that is the only place where booking photos are currently available.

  3. WOW! Based on some of these “suspicious activity” reports… My guess is that most citizens that call think any young black male in “baggy clothes” is up to “no good”… I guess everyolder whit male in a cowboy hat gives me the right to notify the authorities that ther is a KKK member in my area… THUS he is “UP TO NO GOOD!”

  4. “It aint black verse white my n**ga we off that/ Somebody please tell Bill O’Rally to fall back/ tell Rush Limbaugh to get off my ba!!s/ Its 2010 not 1864” ~ JAY-Z

  5. I say waterboard SEAN HANNITY and HAL TURNER at pratt park for our community to giggle at.

  6. I didn’t see a single mention of race in the story. I’ve seen plenty of white folk round here that are suspisious. Like the ones trying to break into my neighbor’s house that did not react well to being caught… And plenty of black folk that were just hanging out and just fine doing so…

  7. I’m surprised they are out so soon. Did going to jail work? Will they stop dealing/using drugs in our neighborhood?

    Can I stop worrying about my kid’s safety now?

    If yes – hooray!!!

    If no – now what are we supposed to do?

  8. All u ppl r stupid, 4 one lady dnt nobody try 2 harm tha kidz except 4 pervertz and sex offfenderz…4 2 it is black versus white becuz tha white ppl want us gon 4rm tha place where only blackz could live at a point in time, they wasnt concerned about all thizz until tha property value on housin went up…. 4 2 yall so scarred of tha gangmemberz why dont u punk muthafuckaz start puttin sum money up on projectz that will get tha kidz off tha street instead of tryna put up apartmentz buildin other bullshit…..

  9. I tried to read your post multiple times, “DNT TRIP”. I fail to comprehend your “lingo”. Can you reword this in a language that we can understand? Thank you!

  10. For the people not born in the Central District:

    All you people are stupid.
    Firstly lady, don’t nobody try to hard any kids except for perverts and sex offenders.

    Secondly, it’s black versus white because now the white folks want us gone for the room in a place where only blacks could live in the not so distant past. Y’all weren’t concerned about the drugs until the gentrification started.

    Lastly, If you all are so scared of the “gangmembers” why don’t you folks start putting some money in projects that will get the kids off of the street instead of putting up condominiums on every other block.