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Feds Help Sheriff Fight Elmore County Drug Gang

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Violent drug-dealing street gangs are a blight on this country.  Law enforcement has announced that 26 violent criminals have been convicted for their crimes and taken off the streets of Crenshaw Village, making the Elmore County community a safer place to live.

The announcement was made in a jointly written statement by U.S. Attorney George L. Beck, Jr., FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division, Robert F. Lasky; DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay Morris; and Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin, Sheriff of Elmore County.

U.S. Attorney George L. Beck Jr said “It is very difficult to eradicate an entire drug organization from the lowest level dealer to the highest level supplier.  These two operations met and exceeded that goal.  Now members of the Crenshaw Village community can feel safer in their own homes, without fear of drug dealers or trigger pullers.”

Sheriff Bill Franklin said, “I simply cannot express the importance of the relationships we have regarding ongoing investigations where FBI, DEA, U.S. Marshal’s among others are involved.  We are blessed to have a drug task force assigned to our county that obviously cares about the future well-being of our county as a whole.”

DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay Morris said, “It is rare that we see cases that completely destroy an entire organization from top to bottom, but these operations did exactly that.  The cooperation experienced in this case was extraordinary and shows what can be accomplished through teamwork.  DEA agents have an expertise in investigating large-scale drug organizations.  FBI agents have an expertise in investigating gangs.  When you put all of that knowledge together, you can wipe out the scourge of gangs and drugs.”

FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert F Lasky said, “The dismantlement of this violent gang and drug trafficking network is a great success story of interagency cooperation in central Alabama.”

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Crenshaw Village is a neighborhood in Elmore County, Alabama, that was plagued with violence and drug dealing.

Since it was such a high crime area, the Central Alabama Drug Task Force (CADTF) launched an investigation into these violent criminals.  During the investigation the CADTF discovered that Crenshaw Village was being run by a set of the Blood Street Gang called “Care Nothin’ ‘Bout It” or CNB who were operating an open-air drug market in Crenshaw Village.  CADTF requested assistance from the FBI to further the gang investigation and Operation Park and Ride was created.

Operation Park and Ride targeted the trigger pullers and street-level drug dealers that operated in Crenshaw Village and were members of CNB.  CNB members were also responsible for multiple armed home invasions and convenience store robberies.  The FBI investigation discovered that CNB was being supplied product by local, regional, and international large-scale drug dealers.  FBI shared this information with DEA and Operation Two Face was created.

Operation Two Face focused on the large-scale drug suppliers that CNB were using in their Crenshaw Village operation.  Operation Two Face prevented hundreds of kilograms of cocaine from entering into the State of Alabama.

Together the CADTF, the FBI and the DEA were able to get convictions on virtually all of the members and associates of CNB have been convicted; from the street-level crack cocaine dealer to the multi-kilogram international drug supplier that were responsible for the crime and violence in Crenshaw Village, making it a much safer place to live.  Attached to this release is the list of individuals that were convicted in the Crenshaw Village clean-up.

CNB members and associates recently convicted in this investigation include:  Kevin Levan Elmore 38 from Montgomery who received 136 months; Stacy Rodrekus Calloway 26 from Wetumpka who received 110 months; Terry Tyrone Humphrey 43 from Montgomery 78 months; Tristan Travis Rawls 35 from  Wetumpka 120 months; Markevius Jerrell Calloway 24 from Wetumpka 87 months; Jacky Sagers 34 from Wetumpka 57 months; Tyrone Devontae George 26 from Wetumpka 147 months; Arthur Rodrequis Young 43 from    Wetumpka 78 months; British Tremain George 36 from Wetumpka 60 months; Damichael Orlane Chapman 25 from Wetumpka 84 months; Carlos Montrell Harris 27 from Wetumpka 5 years Probation; Duke George 35 from Wetumpka 5 years Probation; Patrick Demond Hicks 37 from Wetumpka 14 months; Robert McKenzie 34 from Wetumpka 3 years Probation; Delmond Lemar Bledson 41 from Deatsville 188 months; Willie Jerome Davis 54 from Elmore LIFE; Lisa Michele Jackson 42 from Deatsville 63 months; Eulanda Lashade Trimble 36 from Montgomery 15 months; Willie James Walker 63 from Montgomery 72 months; Clifton Pettus 36 from Montgomery 188 months; Robert Marshall 42 from Montgomery 300 months; Tony Gardner 44 from Wetumpka 78 months; William James Reese 41 from Deatsville 360 months; Eric Orlando Reese 41from Montgomery 240 months; Ger Derrick Moncrief 41 from Montgomery 108 months; Rajneesh Dikka Daniels 28 from Montgomery 41 months.

In addition to their prison sentences, the convicted criminals will have to be under supervised release for 3 to 10 years and pay a fee.  Some were also levied fines up to $10,000.

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According to the joint written statement, “These cases were investigated by the Central Alabama Drug Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, with the assistance from Montgomery HIDTA Task Force, U.S. Marshal Service, Elmore County Sherriff’s Office, Wetumpka Police Department, Montgomery Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Millbrook Police Department, Prattville Police Department, Autauga County Sherriff’s Office, Alabama State Troopers, Alabama Beverage Control, Alabama Bureau of Investigation, Chilton County Sherriff’s Office, the 19th Circuit District Attorney’s Office, and the Alabama National Guard.  These cases were prosecuted by Verne Speirs, Gray Borden, Brandon Essig, and Tommie Brown Hardwick.”

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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