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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

24 Alleged Gang Members Charged In Drug Conspiracy

Federal Racketeering Indictment of 24 Alleged Members of Baltimore “Murdaland Mafia Piru” Bloods Gang

Violent Drug Gang Allegedly Operated in Baltimore City and Baltimore County


Baltimore, Maryland - A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging 24 defendants with a racketeering conspiracy involving their participation in the gang activities of Murdaland Mafia Piru (MMP), which allegedly operated in Northwest Baltimore and Baltimore County. MMP members allegedly engaged in criminal activities in furtherance of the gang, including narcotics trafficking, murder, attempted murder, assault, extortion, obstruction of justice, witness intimidation and retaliation, and money laundering. 
The superseding indictment was returned on September 22, 2016 and unsealed today upon the arrest of the defendants.  Led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), over 150 law enforcement officers participated in today’s operation, arresting seven defendants from this indictment.  Agents executed 12 search warrants and seized five firearms, a taser and a small quantity of heroin and marijuana.  A total of 17 defendants are in custody.  ATF is still searching for seven of the defendants.  Anyone having information can call the ATF 24/7 hotline at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or send an email to ATFTips@atf.gov.  You can also send a text anonymously via the “ReportIt” mobile app (www.reportit.com) using the ATF Baltimore Field Division as the location.
The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Daniel L. Board, Jr. of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Commissioner Kevin Davis of the Baltimore Police Department; Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby; and Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger.
“Most shootings in Baltimore are committed by drug dealers, and conspiracy cases get their attention,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “We can reduce violence by prosecuting members of gangs that foment violence.”        
According to the indictment, MMP, also known as the “Mob” or “Mobsters,” is a violent subset of the Bloods gang that operates on the streets and in correctional facilities in Maryland and elsewhere.  For many years, MMP has controlled the drug trade in large swaths of Northwest Baltimore City and neighboring Baltimore County, including Forest Park, Windsor Mill, Gwynn Oak, Howard Park, Woodlawn, and Walbrook Junction.
MMP is descended from the Tree Top Piru (TTP) subset of the Bloods gang.  MMP gang paperwork, states that the 2008 federal indictment of the TTP Bloods gang “destroyed” TTP.  Several former TTP members took advantage of the power vacuum created by the federal indictment and formed MMP in TTP’s stead.  Although MMP adopted some of the same practices as TTP, it developed its own unique ideology—in particular, an association with the terminology and symbols of the Italian Mafia, and a preoccupation with money and murder.
According to the indictment, MMP is organized hierarchically, with Dante Bailey, known as “the Don,” at the top and various subordinates underneath. There are also MMP units corresponding to different geographic regions or prisons, each consisting of a “Boss,” an “Underboss,” and various “Capos,” “Lts,” and “soldiers.”  MMP members are required to follow certain rules of conduct. Members who violate these rules are subject to disciplinary measures or “sanctions,” ranging from fines or work assignments for minor violations, to physical beatings or stabbings for more serious violations, to murder for the most serious violations. MMP members enhance their status within the gang by carrying out acts of violence against rivals; for instance, members can earn a “lightning bolt” tattoo for “killing for the Mob.”  Prospective members of MMP were required to successfully complete an initiation process and recite an oath of loyalty called the “Omerta Code.”  MMP members were required to pay dues to the gang consisting of a portion of the proceeds of their criminal activities, and they were subject to reprisal for failing to do so.  MMP members and associates use gang-related terminology, symbols, and tattoos.  They frequently identify with the letter “M,” which is the first letter of “Murdaland,” “Mafia,” and “Mob”; with the color red, which is the color of the Bloods gang; and with the number “5200,” which is a reference to the 5200 block of Windsor Mill Road.  MMP members could “earn” gang tattoos, including an “M” for taking the MMP oath, a lightning bolt for committing murder in furtherance of the gang, and a pink rose for the wife of an MMP member. 
The indictment alleges that members and associates of MMP operated street-level drug distribution “shops” in various locations in Baltimore City and distributed heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine, among other controlled substances.  Non-members who wished to sell drugs in MMP’s territories were forced to pay a “tax” or were targeted for violence by MMP members.  MMP’s primary drug shops were located in the 5200 block of Windsor Mill Road (which MMP considered to be its headquarters), and at the intersection of Gwynn Oak Avenue and Liberty Heights Avenue.  The drug shop in the 5200 block of Windsor Mill Road was particularly lucrative due to its close proximity to Interstate 70, which made it easily accessible to drug customers driving from western Maryland and neighboring states.  It was not unusual for MMP members and associates to sell over a kilogram of drugs per week at this location, which could translate to over $100,000 in drug revenue per week.
According to the indictment, MMP members and associates purchased, maintained, and circulated weapons and firearms for use in criminal activity by MMP members.  They frequently obtained firearms from drug customers in exchange for drugs. MMP members and associates used violence, threats of violence, and intimidation to prevent victims and witnesses from cooperating with law enforcement against members of MMP about criminal acts committed by MMP.
The indictment alleges that MMP members and associates concealed the illegal source of funds by purchasing automobiles and other valuable property through nominees.  MMP members and associates also gambled drug proceeds at casinos in and around Maryland, or simply funneled drug proceeds through casinos to launder the money by making it appear as though they had won the money gambling.
Further, the indictment alleges that MMP members and associates attempted to assume control over legitimate businesses that operated in MMP’s drug territories, including a gas station in the 5200 block of Windsor Mill Road.  MMP members and associates frequently stashed drugs and firearms on the premises of the gas station and made drug sales at the gas pumps or within the store itself. MMP allegedly used social media websites to assert its claim to particular drug territories, intimidate rival gangs and drug traffickers, enhance MMP’s status, and enhance individual members’ status within the gang.  MMP members and associates posted photographs and rap videos to these social media websites in which they flaunted firearms and threatened to kill those who stood in the way of the gang.
The indictment charges the following defendants in the racketeering conspiracy:
Dante Bailey, a/k/a “Gutta,” “Almighty,” and “Wolf,” age 37, of Windsor Mill, Maryland;
Dontray Johnson, a/k/a “Gambino,” “Bino,” and “Tray,” age 31, of Windsor Mill;
Adrian Jamal Spence, a/k/a “Spittle,” “SP,” and “AJ,” age 29, of Baltimore;
William Banks, a/k/a “Trouble,” age 27, of Baltimore;
Randy  Banks, a/k/a “Dirt,” age 38, of Baltimore;
Ayinde Deleon, a/k/a “Murda,” and “Yin,” age 31, of Baltimore;
Dominick Wedlock, a/k/a “Rage,” and “Nick,” age 29, of Baltimore;
Jamal Lockley, a/k/a “T-Roy,” and “Droid,” age 37, of Baltimore;
Dwight Jenkins, a/k/a “Huggie,” and “Unc,” age 48, of Baltimore;
Jacob Bowling, a/k/a “Jakey,” “Ghost,” and “Fred,” age 30, of Gwynn Oak, Maryland;
Corloyd Anderson, a/k/a “Bo,” age 33, of Owings Mills, Maryland;
Melvin Lashley, a/k/a “Menace,” age 26, of Baltimore;
Devon Dent, a/k/a “Tech,” age 26, of Gwynn Oak;
William Jones, a/k/a “Bill,” and “Smalls,” age 27, of Baltimore;
Jarmal Harrid, a/k/a “J-Rock,” and “PJ,” age 27, of Gwynn Oak;
Jamal Smith, a/k/a “Mal,” and “Lil Mal,” age 25, of Gwynn Oak;
Tiffany Bailey, a/k/a “Tiff,” age 31, of Windsor Mill;
Takuma Tate, a/k/a “Oop,” and “Ook,” age 37, of Baltimore;
Maurice Pollock, a/k/a “Reese,” age 22, of Baltimore;
Shakeen Davis, a/k/a “Creams,” age 22, of Baltimore;
Charles Blackwell, a/k/a “Ci-Bo,” and “Lil Charlie,” age 21, of Woodlawn, Maryland;
Kenneth Torry, a/k/a “Kenny,” age 39, of Owings Mills;
Delante Lee, a/k/a “Tay Tay,” age 21, of Baltimore; and
Jay Greer, a/k/a “Champagne,” “Montana Gold,” and “Slick,” age 24, of Baltimore.
All but Spence are also charged with conspiracy to distribute narcotics. 
All 24 defendants face a maximum sentence of life in prison for the racketeering conspiracy. All but Spence also face a mandatory minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison for the drug conspiracy.  D. Bailey, Johnson, Spence, W. Banks, Jenkins, and Torry also face gun charges. D. Bailey, Johnson, T. Bailey, Lockley, Pollock, Lee, Jenkins, and Bowling also face related drug distribution charges. The defendants arrested today are expected to have initial appearances in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The defendants already in custody will be scheduled for an initial appearance at a later date.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt.  An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings. 
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the ATF, Baltimore City and Baltimore County Police Departments, and the Baltimore City and Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Offices for their work in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Christina Hoffman, Jason D. Medinger, and Daniel C. Gardner, who are prosecuting the case.
MURDERLAND MAFIA
DEFENDANT
NICKNAME
COUNTS
Dante BAILEY
Gutta
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
15  Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition
18  Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin
Dontray JOHNSON
Gambino
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
  4  Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin
  5  Felon in Possession of Ammunition
  8  Discharging Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crime
Adrian Jamal SPENCE
Spittle
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  6  Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition
William BANKS
Trouble
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
  3  Discharging Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crime
28  Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition
*Randy BANKS
Dirt
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
Ayinde DELEON
Murda
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
Dominick WEDLOCK
Rage
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
Jamal LOCKLEY
T-Roy
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
  9  Distribution of Cocaine Base
Dwight JENKINS
Huggie
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
16  Distribution of Heroin
17, 19, 21  Distribution of Heroin and Cocaine Base
22  Distribution of Cocaine Base (28+ grams)
23  Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition
24  Distribution of Heroin and Cocaine Base (28+ grams)
Jacob BOWLING
Jakey
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
20, 25  Distribution of Cocaine Base
26, 27  Distribution of Cocaine Base (28+ grams)
Corloyd ANDERSON
Bo
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
Melvin LASHLEY
Menace
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
Devon DENT
Tech
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
William JONES
Smalls
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
Jarmal HARRID
J-Rock
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
*Jamal SMITH
Mal
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
*Tiffany BAILEY
Tiff
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
18  Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin
*Takuma TATE
Oop
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
Maurice POLLOCK
Reese
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
10, 11, 12  Distribution of Heroin
*Shakeen DAVIS
Creams
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
Charles BLACKWELL
Ci-Bo
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
*Kenneth TORRY
Kenny
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
  7  Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition
*Delante LEE
Tay Tay
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
13, 14  Distribution of Cocaine Base
Jay GREER
Slick
  1  RICO Conspiracy
  2  Conspiracy to Distribute (1kg+ heroin; 280g+ cocaine base)
*Indicates defendants not arrested.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

""members allegedly engaged in criminal activities in furtherance of the gang, including narcotics trafficking, murder, attempted murder, assault, extortion, obstruction of justice, witness intimidation and retaliation, and money laundering. ""

This is exactly describing the current administration destroying the country!

Anonymous said...

1146
Hilarious.
You are correct however. It describes the Clinton Familly as well as Duby' and Barry.