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“Bloodline” Rapper Gets 19 Months

by Staff | Dec 24, 2013 8:56 am

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Over four months after he proclaimed his innocence from behind bars, rapper “Wiley Don” was sentenced this past Friday to a year and a half in prison—after pleading guilty to dealing heroin.

Wiley Don, whose real name is Marcus Wylie, was one of three men sentenced Friday, in the latest development in the ongoing litigation of Operation Bloodline.

That operation, the largest federal sweep in state history, culminated in May 2012 with the arrest of 105 alleged members of a vast drug conspiracy. After months of investigation, including numerous wiretaps, police said they had dismanted a large and dangerous drug operation affiliated with the Bloods gang.

Many of the arrestees have pleaded guilty, including the three sentenced Friday. Two men who tried to fight the charges against them and were found guilty.

In the months immediately following his arrest, Wylie, who’s 23, took a defiant stance. From prison, he said he was innocent. He criticized the feds for being slow to prosecute him and others.

On Friday, Wylie was sentenced to 19 months imprisonment, in addition to time already served, and three years of supervised release. In October, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin.

Tyrice White, known as “Ears,” was sentenced to over nine years in prison and five years of supervised release. The 38-year-old pleaded guilty in April to drug conspiracy.

James Moore, known as “Coolie D,” was sentenced to over three years in prison and three years of supervised release. The 34-year-old pleaded guilty in August to drug conspiracy.

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