D.C. Assault youth basketball program co-founder Curtis Malone’s appeal for bond was denied in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, and he will remain in jail until the completion of his trial on federal drug trafficking charges. DC Assault Inc. is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to providing young athletes (ages 8-17) with the opportunity to develop their basketball talents.
In her ruling, Judge Ellen S. Huvelle said “there is credible evidence that [Malone] is a large-scale supplier” after prosecutors alleged he played a leading role in a drug conspiracy that may have spanned the entire East Coast.
Prosecutors wrote, “Malone’s drug dealing activities have been extensive and long-standing, contrary to the picture of him as portrayed in letters from his friends and his family.” DEA investigation suggests Malone was part of a network of drug traffickers along the East Coast who received “hundreds and hundreds of kilograms” of narcotics on a monthly basis from the same supplier since at least 2009.
and on charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute large quantities of heroin and cocaine as well as carrying a firearm during a drug-trafficking offense.
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