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Feds: Death Row Records’ Reggie Wright Jr., once linked to Tupac’s death among gang members indicted in drug conspiracy

July 3, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Feds: Death Row Records’ Reggie Wright Jr., once linked to Tupac’s death among gang members indicted in drug conspiracy

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Reggie Wright Jr. the former security chief for Death Row Records and his father, who was a former officer with the Compton Police Department, were indicted in 22 person Federal Grand Jury Probe as depicted in recently released Tupac Assassination: Battle For Compton.

Federal prosecutors arrested 22 members of the Grape Street Crips/The Peda Roll Mafia in Memphis and California last week on multiple drug and money laundering charges.

According to Rollingout.com, the makers of the new film Tupac Assassination: Battle for Compton are not shocked by this and depicted the incident in their movie.

Lawrence J. Laurenzi, Acting U.S. Attorney, revealed the unsealing of two federal indictments.

Five individuals identified in the indictments live in California and are members or associates of the Grape Street Crips / Peda Role Mafia, a national drug trafficking organization.

Reggie White Jr. among the 22 people indicted in a nationwide drug trafficking bust

The charges claim that former Death Row Records head of security and Compton police officer Reginald Wright, Jr., along with his father Reginald Wright, Sr., former LA County sheriff and lieutenant of the corrupt Compton Police Department and others are members in California, and are associated with Mexican cartels.

Officials learned that these defendants formed a pipeline of illegal drugs throughout the Mid-South area. As Grape Street Crips’ members, they provided heroin, marijuana, meth, cocaine and other pharmaceuticals to the Peda Roll Mafia gang who then sold the drugs throughout the Western District of Tennessee and the Mid-South area.

The indictments come as a result of a comprehensive probe by federal, state and local law enforcement which was launched in 2013.

This is not surprising to the producers of the recent “Battle for Compton,” which exposed a corruption problem in the Compton Police Department dating back to the early 90’s. Both Reggie Wright Jr. and Sr. were identified to in the “Missing Narcotics from the Evidence Locker” C.P.D. Internal Affairs report, which is also known as the “Compton Corruption Report,” and directors RJ Bond and Michael Douglas Carlin feel vindicated by their investigation.

“Michael and I told everyone we wanted to ‘bring the house down’ with ‘Battle’,” Bond said. “There was so much involving Mexican Cartels, the movement of drugs into Compton, corrupt cops and Suge Knight and Death Row Records in the middle. There were allegations in the Compton Corruption report that Wright Sr. wanted to know the locations of warrants ahead of time, presumably to warn targets, a claim he denies. There were also allegations of a ‘pay/owe’ book found in a raid with Reggie Jr.’s name in it.”

Suge Knight recently suggested White had involvement in the murder of Tupac Shakur

“We believe that ‘Battle’ is the explanation of the mechanics of the ‘drug problem’ in Compton 20 years ago, and seeing these allegations re-enforces that people such as Christopher Wallace and Tupac Shakur were killed to cover up a crime – the drugs, guns and money laundering. Their fears that Suge Knight was an exposure risk to the illegal operations in Compton that made him a marked target in 1996. There was too much to protect. When they attempted to get at Knight, they missed but hit Shakur who was closer. He only died because a bullet randomly ricocheted off his hip and tore into his upper body.”

“We believe this had to happen in Tennessee, outside of the L.A. system, and we maintain that nothing will be done in the Shakur or Wallace cases until L.A.P.D. detectives who have stated that Reggie Wright Jr. ‘deserves an apology’ as innocent are removed from the case. With the collaborations between former L.A.P.D. detective Greg Kading, Reggie Wright, Jr. and Kading’s partner involved in this USA cable show about Kading, somehow there is a conflict of interest by L.A.P.D. that needs to be investigated.”

Death Row Records co-founder, Suge Knight maintains that Tupac was murdered by Reggie Wright Jr. and Suge Knight’s ex-wife, Sharitha Golden.

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