Bruce Lenard Polite pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Brunswick to two counts of unlawful use of a communication facility regarding his involvement in a conspiracy to sell and distribute cocaine hydrochloride, the precursor to crack.
Polite, also known as “Loose Bruce,” admitted to talking on the phone with convicted conspiracy ringleader James Lee Roberts — also known as “Bootney” — regarding distributing cocaine. The calls occurred On May 11, 2016 and May 15, 2016, both shortly after 4:30 p.m. Both were recorded via a wiretap obtained by federal and state investigators.
Cocaine hydrochloride is a mixture easily converted to crack. According to the indictment, the conspiracy ran from around August 2014 to the time of the indictment, in October 2016.
Polite is subject to no more than four years in prison, a fine of no more than $250,000, no more than one year supervised release and a mandatory $100 special assessment.
Earlier Friday, Angelo Occiuzzi — also known as “G-Lo” and “Kenny Hall” — pleaded to his involvement in a multi-state methamphetamine conspiracy run from inside a Georgia state prison by Daniel Roger Alo, who is serving an unrelated life sentence.
Occiuzzi pleaded to a lesser included offense, which was conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine.
The meth sales and distribution network covered the counties of Glynn, Wayne and Ware, along with the jurisdictions of the Middle District of Georgia, the Northern District of Georgia, the Eastern District of Tennessee and the Western District of Virginia.
Occiuzzi is subject to no more than 20 years in prison, a fine of no more than $1 million, no less than three years of supervised release and a mandatory $100 special assessment.