(West Memphis, AR) Twenty people in West Memphis, AR have been indicted for drug sales related to being in a gang.
Those indicted are said to be members of the McDaniel DTO gang.
They are charged with intent to distribute in excess of 500 grams of cocaine in Crittenden County.
Christopher Thyer, a prosecutor with the US attorney's Office Eastern Arkansas District, said, "Make no mistake about it these individuals are very violent, they use guns and other forms of intimidation to further their drug conspiracy."
The charges stem from a state and federal Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation operationally dubbed Delta Crossroads.
The investigation, which primarily focused on drug trafficking in West Memphis, was initiated by the FBI at the request of the West Memphis Police Department, which assisted extensively with the investigation.
Dave Shepard with the FBI said, "This wasn't just a local investigation, it was far-reaching. We've arrested people in three states in conjunction with this investigation, in Houston, Boston and in northern Mississippi."
During the course of the investigation, law enforcement utilized three court-authorized wiretaps, during which hundreds of calls pertaining to cocaine and crack cocaine trafficking and firearms offenses were intercepted.
Those indicted include:
Rafael McDaniel, aka RAF
David Green, aka Big Red, aka Red
Delvin Green, aka Wee Wee
Osil Acuna-Perez, aka Buddha
Demetrius Barrett, aka Mooman
Brandon Bohanon, aka Bam
Brent Bohanon, aka Boogaloo
Willie Brown, aka Dirty Red
David Edwards, aka Lil Dave
Michael McDonald, aka Big Mike
Gregory Miller, aka Baybay
Deloricko Prewitt, aka Rico
Detarious Robinson, aka Mae Mae
Jessie Robinson, aka Lil Jessie