Jamaican Drug Lord
Charmaine Roman earned millions of dollars as the ringleader of a Jamaican marijuana organization. She transported tons of drugs into central Florida and was known for spending lavishly on her home and automobiles. She also won $187,000 from 44 state lottery scratch tickets. But the bulk of her bills weren’t paid by her lottery winnings. Authorities started watching her in 2006. She laundered $3 million at the Wynn Casino in Las Vegas between 2010 and 2012. She was arrested in 2013 after she pulled into a parking lot in Orlando with the intent of delivering a 400-pound shipment of marijuana.
Drugs, Guns & Lots Of Cash
When Charmaine was arrested, authorities discovered in her possession several cell phones, multiple passports with different names, four Florida ID cards, social security cards, credit cards, and birth certificates. It didn’t take long for police to figure out that she used several aliases, and it took them some time to determine her actual identity. The sting operation that included Charmaine resulted in 50 arrests and the seizure of illegal firearms, 3,200 pounds of marijuana, and $200,000 in cash. Charmaine and her accomplices were charged with racketeering and marijuana trafficking among other crimes. Authorities believe the group brought thousands of pounds of marijuana into Central Florida and had a penchant for doing business violently.Please Scroll Below for NEXT Page to continue