MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Several gang members have been arrested following a major local drug operation.
The operation is called, "Operation: Dixie Homes Murda Squad." On Tuesday, December 12, twenty-five people were indicted in the operation. They were charged with conspiring to sell and distribute heroin.
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Several of those charged are affiliated with the Memphis street gang known as "The Dixie Homes Murda Squad." The group started in the old Dixie Homes Housing Project several years ago, according to officials.
Memphis Police Department and Shelby County Attorney General's Office held a news conference Monday afternoon addressing the 9-month investigation.
The investigation centered around the distribution of cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl. Investigators seized approximately $200,000 in cash, 2.5 kilograms of heroin, 2 ounces of cocaine, approximately 1 ounce of marijuana, 5 firearms, and 11 vehicles.
10 individuals have been arrested, and 15 individuals are still not in custody. During the round-up, two probable cause arrests were also made.
FENTANYL, CASH, GUNS:— Zach Crenshaw (@ZachCFOX13) December 18, 2017
MPD getting ready to announce a major gang/drug bust.
It was called "Operation Dixie Home Murda Squad."
Here are some preliminary pics of the bust.
At least 10 people in custody.
15 people still not in custody. pic.twitter.com/Og7zphDdbv
Here are the names & pictures of the indicted suspects in custody and not yet in custody.— Zach Crenshaw (@ZachCFOX13) December 18, 2017
At least 15 of the suspects were "documented members of the Dixie Homes Murda Squad." pic.twitter.com/NWYcJnn2yW
Those arrested include:
- Carlos Royal
- Christopher Brown
- Demarcus Williams
- Demarqual Jackson
- Reva Guy
- Earnest Williams
- Marcus Williams
- Mariann Hollis
- Rodney Chism
- Stanley Durham
Those with outstanding warrants include:
- Courtney Malone
- David Freeman
- Demarcus Richmond
- Demario Johnson
- Derrick Johnson
- Joshquavious Blackburn
- Julius Lewis
- Lashun Peete
- Lorenzo Gordon
- Louis Taylor
- Mario Lewis
- Martavious Long
- Terrell Blackburn
- Tyrone McKinney
- Xavier Carter
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