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Feds arrest over a dozen members of Gangster Disciples, Vice Lords in an ongoing drug conspiracy

February 6, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Feds arrest over a dozen members of Gangster Disciples, Vice Lords in an ongoing drug conspiracy

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FBI agents carried out multi-state raids last week arresting over a dozen reputed members and associates of the Black Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords Street Gangs in Mississippi and Washington on federal drug-related charges last week.

Law enforcement officials said in a press release the arrests were the result of a two-year joint investigation into meth trafficking in Mississippi by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force.

The FBI led Task Force includes South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team; Southeast Mississippi’s Narcotics Task Force; the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics; the George County Sheriff’s Office; and the Lucedale Police Department.

The first gang takedown conducted by FBI agents, task force officers, and local sheriff’s deputies occurred in the early morning hours of February 2nd and culminated in the arrests of the following reputed Black Gangster Disciples gang members in George County, Mississippi:

Garnett Edwin Smith, 38.
Jerry Street, 35.
Timothy Adam Havard, 40.
Alisha Christina Smith, 36.
Tarsen Deveal Fairley, 29.

Agents arrest 36-year-old Mario Green, in Greene County, Mississippi and a seventh co-conspirator, Zack Bexton, 30, in Vancouver, Washington.

Feds arrested Garnett Edwin Smith, Tarsen Fairley, Mareo Green, Jerry Street ad ten other suspects during Friday’s raids (Photo source: Harrison County jail docket)

Authorities carried out a second raid on Friday afternoon taking eight additional members of the Black Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords into custody. Among the suspects arrested in George County, Mississippi includes:

Darrell Dennis, a.k.a. “Weezy,” 31,
Tykail Moye, a.k.a. “Ty,” 23, of George County, Mississippi.
Mario Fairley, 36,
Learthur Silas, a.k.a. “Lil A,”

MSNewsNow.com – Jackson, MS

An additional three suspects were arrested in Jackson County, identified as Christopher Bolton, 31, Marquis Collins, 29, and 30-year-old Edward Brown, a.k.a. “Black.”

Agents arrested 27-year-old Melvin Walker, a.k.a. “Hotboy,” age 27 in Greene County, during the afternoon raids.

Prosecutors charged all seven suspects with conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance.

A federal district court judge has ordered all the co-conspirators held without bond pending a detention hearing slated for next week, according to the press release.

The FBI Safe Streets Task Force is a Gulf Coast High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area initiative and is funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy in Washington, D.C. It comprises of special agents from the FBI and officers from the Pascagoula, Moss Point, Gautier, and Ocean Springs departments; the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics; and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

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