• Whitehaven gang drug house named public nuisance

    By: Jim Spiewak


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Crips gang member is behind bars Monday night and the drug house he was running is shut down. 

    Earlier Monday, the multi-agency gang unit raided a Southwest Memphis home.

    At least three different kinds of drugs were taken Monday from the house at 477 Delta Road which is now boarded up.  

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    36-year-old, Charlie "Loddie" Miller is accused of selling drugs from this home on Delta Road in Southwest Memphis. 

    Police said he's part of the Crips gang but are not sure right now of how high he ranks. 

    Darren Goods is with the MPD Gang Unit.

    "There are several different factions of Crips and we are still trying to vet that information to verify exactly what his position is and what set he belongs to," said Goods.

    Tips during a nearby resend double homicide investigation lead investigators to this drug house. 

    During the raid, the Multi Agency Gang Unit seized stolen property, five cars, marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and four packs of syringe needles. 

    District Attorney Amy Weirich said, "A virtual drug crime scene standing behind us and poisoning not only the residence on the street and beyond but all of Shelby county." 

    Since January 2015, I found police have been called out 3,000 times to within a half a mile of this home. 

    Police said 190 crimes occurred during that time including assaults, rapes, robberies and drug trafficking.

    Weirich said, "Good hard-working residence of Shelby County deserve better than what is behind us this afternoon." 

    Neither Miller nor the home are strangers to police. Miller has been the target of two previous organized crime unit investigations. 

    In 2011, eight drug arrests were made at the property. 

    Goods said, "We'll continue to work and we will follow the leads were ever they lead and if they lead to the next location then we will put the same amount of investigative effort into that as well." 

    Miller will be in court on drug charges on Tuesday. 

    The home is owned by Tony A. Hardy.

    He is listed as a defendant on the petition but has not been arrested. 

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