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Jamaican dancehall DJ indicted for allegedly attacking prison guard

Jamaican dancehall DJ indicted for allegedly attacking prison guard

A Jamaican dancehall DJ sentenced to prison for his role in an international cocaine ring was indicted last week for allegedly assaulting a corrections officer.

Andrew Davis, 38, is serving a 25-year sentence in South Woods State Prison for charges of cocaine distribution, money laundering and conspiracy. He allegedly assaulted corrections officer Victor Tapia on July 26.

A Cumberland County Grand Jury indicted Davis on Jan. 11 for a charge of aggravated assault against a corrections officer.

Tapia was in the medium-security section of the prison around 8 p.m. on July 26 when Davis allegedly began punching the officer. Tapia has since returned back to work, according to the New Jersey Department of Corrections.

Davis, who performed under the names “Flippa Mafia” and “Flippa Moggela,” is a former resident of Swedesboro, Gloucester County, but eventually moved to Kingston, Jamaica. He conspired to ship multiple kilograms of cocaine from California to New Jersey, using the United States Postal Service and other delivery services to traffic the drugs.

uthorities first uncovered the ring in March 2011 when authorities from Camden and Burlington counties seized a shipment. New Jersey State Police worked with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Operation Next Day Air, to investigate the ring. Authorities arrested nine people, including six New Jersey residents, in 2013.

Davis was convicted in 2015 and sentenced to 25 years in prison on June 3, 2016. In addition to the sentence, he was ordered to pay $250,000 for an anti-money laundering profiteering penalty.

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