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Marshals say the men are 'armed and dangerous'

Marshals look for suspected cocaine dealers in Valley

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Lamont Wright (L) Mack Boone (R) Lamont Wright (L) Mack Boone (R)
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

Two men suspected of supplying a large amount of the cocaine to the Mahoning Valley are wanted by U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force in Youngstown.

The Youngstown men are wanted on federal charges and authorities warn they are armed and dangerous.

But why are the warrants for their arrests issued out of Puerto Rico?

Cocaine has made a comeback in the Mahoning Valley and some sources estimate 29-year-old Lamont Marquese Wright, aka "Spunk" and 30-year-old Mark Devon Boone, aka "Money Mack" were allegedly responsible for a large part of the cocaine trafficking here.

A federal grand jury in Puerto Rico indicted both men along with 62 others for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and controlled substances.

U.S. Marshal Glen Riddle who is also a Detective-Sergeant for Boardman Police say investigators believe the men were getting the drugs in Puerto Rico and shipping them to Youngstown.

"They were using the U.S. Postal Service to deliver narcotics," Det. Sgt. Riddle said.

This investigation of armed and dangerous suspects originated with the office of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Authorities suspect the drug ring was operating since 2010 and law enforcement in Youngstown say the men who are wanted here are well known to drug agents.

"Every drug enforcement agency in this area is very familiar with these two individuals.  They're both considered armed and dangerous, lengthy criminal history to include weapons and drugs," Det.-Sgt. Riddle said.

If the men are caught in the Valley they will be arraigned in federal court and taken to Puerto Rico to stand trial.

If you have any information on their whereabouts call 911 or the U.S. Marshal's Tipline at 1-866-4-WANTED.
 

WANTED

Name: Lamont Marquese WRIGHT Alias: “Spunk”

Sex: Male Race: African American Height: 5’06” Weight: 130 Age: 29

Hair: Black Eyes: Brown

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine and controlled substances.

Name: Mack Devon BOONE Alias: “Money Mack”

Sex: Male Race: African American Height: 6’01” Weight: 245LBS Age: 30

Hair: Black Eyes: Brown

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine and controlled substances.

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