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Darrin Ebron, Celebrity DJ, Indicted in Cocaine Trafficking Bust

DJ Darrin Ebron (Getty Images, file)

Hollywood DJ Darrin Ebron Indicted In Cocaine Trafficking Bust
DJ Darrin Ebron (Getty Images, file)

LOS ANGELES (CBS/KCAL/AP) Celebrity disc jockey Darrin Ebron is facing drug trafficking and money laundering charges along with 13 other suspects in an alleged coast-to-coast cocaine ring.

Police say the operation used private jets to smuggle hundreds of kilograms of cocaine via private jets from Southern California to Baltimore. Authorities seized nearly 300 kilograms of cocaine and $1.1 million.

Ebron, who's 43, runs Goodlife American Clothing and was the DJ at Eddie Murphy's 2008 nuptials in Bora Bora. His  website say that his clientele included Usher, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West. 

Also indicted were Ricky Brascom, 28, and Charles Ransom Jr., 36, both of Los Angeles, and who are co-chief executive officers of Behind da Scenes Entertainment, whose main artist is rapper Paypa.

Brascom was the ring's leader, while Ransom shipped cocaine to his own distributors in Baltimore, authorities said.

Ebron and three others are being sought by investigators. Several arrests have already been made.

If convicted, each of the defendants could get life in prison.


  • Edecio Martinez

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