Star magazine first reported that Will Smith's brother-in-law Dee Lawrence Downs, who is married to the actor's younger sister Ellen, has been arrested on federal drug charges.
According to court documents obtained by The Huffington Post, Downs was arrested on Jan. 17 and charged with attempted possession with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine. In the criminal complaint, Gregory Gillespie a task force officer for the Drug Enforcement Administration, claims that Downs made arrangements to travel from Philadelphia to Miami for the purpose of buying cocaine from a major drug supplier.
Downs was the target of a sting operation, where unbeknownst to him he was dealing with confidential sources working with the DEA. Upon arrival in Miami, Downs was driven to a restaurant where he met with the two confidential sources, and allegedly said he was looking for someone he could trust to move "product" every month, and claimed he had contacts in South Philadelphia who were able to move the "product" quickly and in large amounts.
According to the court documents, after traveling to another location, Downs began to negotiate the purchase of several kilograms of cocaine -- with the parties agreeing on a price of $26,500 per kilogram with a transportation fee of $1,500 per kilogram delivered to Philadelphia.
After returning to Philadelphia, Downs wired $7,500 to the confidential source, which is the amount he negotiated to have 5 kilograms of the drug delivered.
On Jan. 17 Downs was arrested after negotiating a deal to buy 2 kilograms of cocaine from an undercover officer, whom he presented a black bag that contained large, undetermined amounts of cash...
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