* Tony Giovanni Joseph, Derrick Lane, Shawn Curtis McKnight, Charles Edward Menifee III, Jesus Segura, and Joey Earl Williams Wanted by Drug Task Force

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The following individuals were indicted by a federal grand jury or charged via criminal complaint for various narcotics trafficking related charges throughout the Bay Area. The individuals remain fugitives:

Tony Giovanni Joseph, 30
Derrick Lane, 39
Shawn Curtis McKnight, 49
Charles Edward Menifee, III, 20
Jesus Segura, 31
Joey Earl Williams, 48
Operation Phallen Gardens is the result of a two-year, Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) and San Francisco Safe Streets Task Force investigation. The focus was on an associated group of individuals who supplied drugs, which included cocaine and methamphetamine, to multiple gangs in the area of East Palo Alto and Menlo Park.

“This operation highlights how effective and important our task forces are in combating violent crime in our communities,” said Special Agent in Charge Stephanie Douglas of FBI San Francisco. “The FBI and our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners are committed to working together to target those involved in gang activity and narcotics trafficking.”

“This operation resulted in a significant blow against the scourge of gangs, drugs and violence in our communities,” said East Palo Alto Chief Ronald Davis. “As gangs evolve and grow beyond jurisdictional boundaries, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies must collaborate and use our shared resources to effectively disrupt their activities and stem the violence.”

Please note, an indictment contains only allegations and as in all cases, the defendants must be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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