Snapchat ads and YouTube movies: Authorities say Massachusetts man flaunted his drug dealing online and investigators were watching
A 20-year-old Malden man accused of running a drug trafficking “business” has been selling Snapchat promotional pills and, according to federal investigators, boasted of making money from drug trafficking on YouTube rap videos .
In an affidavit that was unsealed before a federal court in Boston, FBI agents describe how investigators viewed Dhamari Jordan’s YouTube videos and responded to his Snapchat ad list for Percocet and Adderall for sale.
When Jordan, who goes by the name of DMO Crashout on his YouTube page, was posting the drug ads, an undercover Massachusetts State Police officer held out his hand.
The Snapchat ad was viewed by the soldier on December 3rd. The soldier was working undercover and asked Jordan the price of a pill. The answer was “$ 20 a pill,” the authorities wrote in the affidavit.
About five minutes later, Jordan called the undercover soldier and discussed the quality of the pills and possible future deals, an FBI agent wrote in court files.
Investigators were already familiar with Jordan. In June 2019, Jordan was arrested on firearms charges after allegedly being caught with a loaded gun. The case was pending in Cambridge District Court while Jordan was under investigation.
“Jordan can also be seen in numerous rap videos on YouTube under his rap name ‘DMO’ over the past two years, in which he holds numerous firearms in his hand, wields weapons and discusses the distribution of controlled substances,” it says in court records.
FBI investigators said a March 19, 2020 video showed an apartment where a woman was making cocaine based on a stove.
“During the video, Jordan railed about making money by selling drugs, describing his willingness to commit violence against rivals, waving a gun and making gang signs with his hands,” authorities said. “Cocaine lines can also be seen on a table in the video.”
Boston police had an encounter with Jordan on January 8, 2020, when a vehicle that matched an earlier gunshot was discovered by officers. The vehicle was run over due to excessive window tint, the authorities said.
Jordan was a passenger in the vehicle. An FBI agent said a gun was found in a truck. According to police, Jordan had 20 tablets in his boxes. The pills were analyzed and determined to contain heroin, records said. In that case, he was given parole.
After speaking to Jordan in December, undercover soldiers reached out to him again on January 6, 2021. Jordan offered to sell “blues,” a phrase used for fentanyl pills, according to police.
Later that day, authorities said the undercover soldier drove to Jordan’s Malden home and there another man met him and delivered a bag of 12 blue pills. The pills contained fentanyl, according to a DEA review of the medication.
Other covert drug purchases took place in January, purchasing cocaine and crack cocaine from Jordan, authorities said.
During a conversation, Jordan, according to recordings, discussed cooking crack cocaine.
Jordan was initially charged with a conspiracy figure it tried to distribute in order to distribute a controlled substance. Jordan was arrested on February 25 after making a first appearance before Judge Donald L. Cabell.
On March 10, Jordan was tried in federal court on drug and firearms charges. Authorities said a loaded 9mm firearm was recovered from Jordan’s apartment while a search warrant was being carried out.
“Jordan and other members of his conspiracy are believed to have been arrested on recordings in which fentanyl, cocaine and cocaine base were sold three times to an undercover officer in January 2021,” the US prosecutor said.