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November 11, 2010

Alleged drug smuggler DJ Darrin Ebron's music still available on his website; "proceeds go to UNICEF"

Darrin Ebron, a Baltimore DJ with tenuous Hollywood connections (he once played Eddie Murphy's wedding!) has been named in a federal complaint as part of a drug ring that transported hundreds of pounds of cocaine from Los Angeles to Baltimore.

In the complaint, which the Washington Times reported Tuesday, Ebron is accused of conspiring with eight other men to transport 100-plus pound loads of cocaine in private planes, which sometimes carried loads totaling as much as $1.2 million at a time.

The complaint, which is posted after the jump, says Drug Enforcement Agency agents heard Ebron and an associate discuss a purchase for which the DJ would owe $900,000. Later, he was spotted at Los Angeles' Jerry's Famous Deli discussing another shipment worth $50,000.

Ebron, who has not been located, is feared to be a flight risk, and federal agents have requested his detention.

Though he is described lavishly on his website - it says he "was trained in four instruments" and worked at major record labels, "from BadBoy [sic], Def Jam Rocafella [sic]" - Ebron has no paper trail. He's never appeared on the pages of Baltimore City Paper or The Sun despite having grown up here and playing "at events which grew to several thousand people."

(I've put out calls to several established local DJs - Ultra, BooMan - to see if they've heard of this guy, but haven't heard back;will update when they do.)

(The Washington Times reports he was an independent contractor for Edmonds Entertainment; his website lists him as a vice president of marketing.)

Whether or not he was a successful DJ, you can still purchase his music on his website. "One hundred percent of proceeds," it says, "will be donated to UNICEF for relief efforts in Haiti." 

In addition to being a DJ, Ebron runs a "casual luxury" clothing company called Goodlife American Clothing that sells $50-64 t-shirts. See some of Ebron's beauties after the jump:

Ebron's beauties sporting some $200 worth of "casual luxury":

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Ebron's website, which name-checks Tibetan Buddhism and personal healers, describes the Goodlife lifestyle thusly: "At Goodlife, a positive synergy between our corporate, creative, sales and retail partners permeates everything we do. We also believe in giving back—and contribute a portion of our online sales to our favorite charity partners."

The federal complaint detailing just how good the DJ had it is below:

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Just to be clear here- a "jump" is when you stop the flow of text and add a picture or something other than the story?

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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