Category: African-American

Teaming With Flair: Who Was Who In Queens’ 1980s Game-Changing Drug Gang, The Supreme Team

In the 1980s, the Supreme Team was the most well-known, prolific and feared drug-dealing organization on the east coast, operating out of the Baisley Park Projects in Queens, New York. The gang was started by Kenny (Supreme) McGriff at the beginning of the crack era and eventually swelled to include hundreds of workers, dealers and
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Freeze Frame: Motown Drug Chief ‘Chill’ Peterson Goes Down In W. Virginia DEA’s Operation Saigon Sunset

Federal authorities have dismantled a Detroit narcotics conspiracy operating in West Virginia for the past 15 years. On Tuesday, reputed kingpin Willie (Chill) Peterson and his younger brother and alleged second-in-command Manget (Money) Peterson were apprehended as part of the DEA’s Operation Saigon Sunset. The elder Peterson was arrested in Detroit, while his baby bro
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Powell Brothers Gang Leader ‘Weezy’ Taylor Finally Caught, Detroit Drug Boss Lands Behind Bars After Half-Dozen Years As Fugitive

Detroit drug gang chief Dwayne (Weezy) Taylor was apprehended this week by authorities in Troy, Michigan after six years on the run from the law. The 42-year old Taylor had been overseeing the Powell Brothers narcotics organization in the wake of both the siblings getting convicted in federal court in 2014 and being sent to prison. Carlos (Big
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Amongst Friends: After Nearly A Quarter Century, A Detroit ‘Best Friend’ Walks Free From Prison Walls

Former Best Friends gang lieutenant Stacey (The Machine) Culbert was released from federal prison this week following 24 years of incarceration on two homicide charges. The Best Friends was Detroit’s most murderous drug crew of the late 1980s and early 1990s, responsible for approximately 100 gangland slayings in less than a decade of existence. The
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