Check out this documentary. Al Profit goes behind the scenes of the Memphis based gang of drug trafficker Craig Petties.
In 2009, Petties pleaded guilty to 19 charges related to his role as the ringleader of one of the largest drug trafficking organizations ever prosecuted in West Tennessee.
According to the Tennessee Department of Justice, Petties and the other members of his criminal racketeering enterprise conspired with cocaine traffickers in Mexico, Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and elsewhere.
Petties grew up poor in the South Memphis Riverside neighborhood but went from rags to riches by creating a huge drug empire and ordering the murders of people in his way.
He was living like a rock star with a driver, personal trainer, chef and nanny when police caught him in Mexico in 2008.
Petties worked with the Mexican cartel and had been on the run for years.
Being from the south and having friends from the Memphis area, I am very familiar the Craig Petties gang. They were very active during the early to mid and even late 2000’s, around the height of Detroit’s Big Meech & BMF, Jamaica’s Dudus & the Shower Posse… even Mexico’s El Chapo & the cartel. Actually, El Chapo is said to be one of Petties’ major plugs who helped him move drugs throughout Tennessee and the entire south.
If you’re from any of the Southwestern and Southeastern states chances are you know. And if you know – you know!
In 2013, Petties was sentenced to NINE life sentences in federal prison. During his sentencing he apologized.
“I apologize to my family and the victims’ family for the decisions I made in my life that put me here in this situation.”
Click here to see the most recent photo of photo of Petties while in prison.
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