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Two men tied to a case in which the reputed leader of a United Blood Nation set and others were charged federally last month are also awaiting proceedings in the United States court system, documents show.

Yacine Rahmani is scheduled for sentencing in November after pleading guilty to two counts charged against him while Bryan Walter Riccaldo has an arraignment set the same month.

Rahmani and Riccaldo were stopped last year by the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office on a return trip to New York after reportedly supplying Tyrone “Ty Nitty” Foreman with heroin in Rocky Mount, according to a criminal complaint filed in Foreman’s case.

The sheriff’s office stopped them for speeding.

The portion of the criminal complaint regarding the traffic stop said a canine conducted an open-air sniff around the vehicle and the dog noted the presence of narcotics.

The search of the car resulted in the seizure of 47 bricks of heroin and approximately 1 pound of marijuana. 

Authorities located the narcotics inside a Vittles Vault airtight pet food container located in the backseat of the vehicle. Authorities also seized a firearm from the vehicle.

The mens’ cell phones were seized along with a hand-written ledger which included the name Nitty Boy, a nickname for Foreman.

The criminal complaint said investigators suspect that the 47 bricks were being returned due to an issue with the supply.

During a recorded jail phone call Riccaldo spoke with an unknown man about the trip and admitted law enforcement caught him with 47 bricks. He also told the man he was on his way back to New York when he was caught. 

Riccaldo claimed during the phone call that Foreman set him up.

In the indictments against Riccaldo and Rahmani, the men are charged with the following:

Count 1

That the two men knowingly and intentionally conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute heroin, marijuana, and fentanyl.

The amount attributable to Riccaldo is a kilogram or more of heroin, a quantity of marijuana, and 400 grams or more of fentanyl.

The amount attributable to Rahmani is 100 grams or more of heroin, a quantity of marijuana, and 400 grams or more of heroin.

Count 2

The men aided and abetted one another to possess and distribute heroin and marijuana.

Count 3

Riccaldo possessed a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Rahmani pleaded guilty to the two counts lodged against him.

The investigation which ties Riccaldo and Rahmani to Foreman was conducted over the past three years and links Foreman to importing and distributing various narcotics and several gang related shootings in Rocky Mount.

The indictment charging Foreman and Vernisha Marie Suggs, 34, of Rocky Mount, with narcotics-related violations also alleges Foreman and two others conspired to commit wire and mail fraud related to federal unemployment benefits created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

According to the indictment, Foreman, Undia Fenne Sharpe, 39, of Rocky Mount, and Minnie Marie Edwards, 36, of Wendell, fraudulently filed claims using the information of individuals incarcerated in federal and state prisons.  

After filing the fraudulent claims, the co-conspirators distributed the unemployment benefits amongst themselves and other co-conspirators.