27 arrested in connection with ‘Big Money Block Boyz’ gang

27 arrested in connection with ‘Big Money Block Boyz’ gang
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POSTED: Friday, April 11, 2014 - 10:30am

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 6:38am

A multi-agency investigation netted 27 people in connection with the Big Money Block Boyz (BMBB) gang on Thursday.

One more member was indicted on Wednesday, but has not yet been arrested.

The gang was organized back in 2007, and most of the activity is focused in the Gardere area, but extends throughout East Baton Rouge Parish.

The Baton Rouge Police Department BRAVE Unit had been working the case for nearly a year prior to Thursday’s arrests. When the case expanded parish-wide, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department, and Louisiana State Police got involved.

The Baton Rouge Violence Elimination Project (BRAVE) along with local law enforcement had offered members of BMBB free counseling and resources to help them change their behavior and end the gang violence.

Those who refused the help were warned that police would actively seek their arrests.

EBR District Attorney Hillar Moore said at an afternoon press conference that, “Big Money Block Boyz were the first group in Baton Rouge that challenged us. And within several months, somebody was killed. And then following that, within a two-week period of time, around 12 of these group members were placed in jail. We thought maybe that the Big Money Block Boyz had ceased at that point.”

But in February, there was a shooting in which 65 shots were fired. Most of the gang members were arrested on drug charges. Other charges include murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, and burglary.

Authorities say several more arrests related to BMBB could be made in the next few months.

The following suspects have been arrested as a result of the operation:

1. Charlene Bess 54
Racketeering
Racketeering conspiracy
Distribution and possession with intent to distribute marijuana
Distribution and possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone
Distribution and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone
Distribution and possession with intent to distribute alprazolam
Conspiracy to distribute marijuana
Conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone
Conspiracy to distribute oxycodone
Conspiracy to distribute alprazolam

2. Joshua Bess 22
Racketeering
Racketeering conspiracy
Distribution and possession with intent to distribute marijuana
Distribution and possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone
Distribution and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone
Distribution and possession with intent to distribute alprazolam
Conspiracy to distribute marijuana
Conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone
Conspiracy to distribute oxycodone
Conspiracy to distribute alprazolam

3. Hope Brown 29
Possession of oxycodone

4. Michael Ryals 26
Possession of oxycodone

5. Danieshia Curtis 20
Distribution of oxycodone

6. Jacob Bess 28
Racketeering
Racketeering conspiracy
Distribution and possession with intent to distribute marijuana
Distribution and possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone
Distribution and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone
Distribution and possession with intent to distribute alprazolam
Conspiracy to distribute marijuana
Conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone
Conspiracy to distribute oxycodone
Conspiracy to distribute alprazolam
 

7. Davontay Ricks 23
Racketeering
Conspiracy to commit Racketeering
Distribution of marijuana
Distribution of hydrocodone
Distribution of cocaine
Distribution of Promethlyzine with Codeine
Conspiracy to distribute marijuana
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine
Conspiracy to distribute Promethlyzine with Codeine
Attempted Murder

8. Cosme Contini 31
Possession of hydrocodone
Possession of oxycodone

9. Nathaniel Turner 27
Racketeering
Conspiracy to commit racketeering
Introducing contraband into a penal institution
Conspiracy to distribute marijuana

10. Marcus Carter 27
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine
Possession with intent to distribute marijuana

11. Timothy Prater 18
Conspiracy to commit racketeering
Possession with intent to distribute marijuana
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine
Possession of a weapon with controlled dangerous substance

12. Eric Robertson 21
Racketeering
Conspiracy to commit racketeering
Possession of a weapon with controlled dangerous substance
Felon in possession of a firearm

13. Candice Wilson 21
Racketeering
Conspiracy to commit Racketeering
Distribution of marijuana
Distribution of hydrocodone
Distribution of cocaine
Distribution of Promethlyzine with Codeine
Conspiracy to distribute marijuana
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine
Conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone
Conspiracy to distribute Promethlyzine with Codeine
Attempted Murder

14. Tracy Sanchez 24
Racketeering
Conspiracy to commit Racketeering
Distribution of marijuana
Distribution of hydrocodone
Distribution of cocaine
Distribution of Promethlyzine with Codeine
Conspiracy to distribute marijuana
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine
Conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone
Conspiracy to distribute Promethlyzine with Codeine
Attempted Murder

15. Marq Woodruff 24
Illegal possession of stolen firearms
Conspiracy to commit racketeering

16. Dyreal Daniels 18
Conspiracy to commit racketeering

17. Quinnton Walker 20
Conspiracy to commit racketeering

18. Neisha Washington 40
Distribution and possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone

19. Darious Olelakan 20
Racketeering
Conspiracy to commit racketeering

20. Rasheedah Beloney 27
Accessory after the fact to Attempted 2nd Murder
Obstruction of Justice

21. Ashley Triangle 34
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine
Possession with intent to distribute marijuana

22. Christopher Finister 27
Racketeering
Conspiracy to commit racketeering
Distribution of marijuana
Distribution of hydrocodone
Distribution of cocaine
Distribution of promethlyzine with codeine
Conspiracy to distribute marijuana
Conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine
Conspiracy to distribute promethlyzine with codeine

23. Dax Carter 38
Distribution of hydrocodone
Distribution of marijuana
Conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone
Conspiracy to distribute marijuana

24. Demarcus Smith 23
Racketeering
Conspiracy to commit racketeering
Distribution of marijuana
Distribution of hydrocodone
Distribution of cocaine
Distribution of promethlyzine with codeine
Conspiracy to distribute marijuana
Conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine
Conspiracy to distribute promethlyzine with codeine
Possession of a weapon with controlled dangerous substance

25. Lachoy Slan 43
Distribution of hydrocodone
Conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone

26. John Goza 27
Racketeering
Conspiracy to commit racketeering
Distribution of marijuana
Distribution of hydrocodone
Distribution of cocaine
Distribution of promethlyzine with codeine
Conspiracy to distribute marijuana
Conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine
Conspiracy to distribute promethlyzine with codeine
Attempted Murder
Felon in possession of a firearm

27. Kydris Womack 26
Racketeering
Conspiracy to commit racketeering
Distribution of marijuana
Distribution of hydrocodone
Distribution of cocaine
Distribution of promethlyzine with codeine
Conspiracy to distribute marijuana
Conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine
Conspiracy to distribute promethlyzine with codeine
Possession of a weapon with controlled dangerous substance

The following suspect has been indicted on the following charges and is currently WANTED:

1. Donnar Willis Jr. 21
Racketeering
Distribution of marijuana
Distribution of hydrocodone
Distribution of cocaine
Distribution of promethlyzine with codeine
Conspiracy to distribute marijuana
Conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine
Attempted Murder
  

Comments News Comments

One bunch of punks off the street now lets move on the the next bunch of punks until they are all gone, or leave the state for greener grounds to rob and steal from. Just another reason not legalize pot,that would be another way to extort money and steal from citizens who need a smoke with a cheap Rx paid to a crooked Dr. for a fix....

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