LOS ANGELES – A South LA man was sentenced Tuesday to 121 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and methamphetamine from a local storefront he operated.
Bobby Reed, 58, pleaded guilty in June to federal conspiracy and drug distribution charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Reed owned a business named H&E Smoke and Snack Shop, while co- defendant Andrew Tate operated TNN Market. From June 2017 to May 2018, they referred customers to one another, supplied one another, and directed their employees to engage in drug sales and referrals in dozens of narcotics transactions, court papers show.
Tate, 54, also of South Los Angeles, pleaded guilty on Aug. 23 to a single count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. He is expected to be sentenced Dec. 13 in Los Angeles federal court.
Prosecutors say they have secured 10 convictions in the case, in which Tate was the lead defendant of a probe dubbed Operation Hoover Dam, a reference to the gang targeted by investigators.