Forgot your password? Create an account
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
  • default color
  • green color
  • red color
Member Area

The Millbrook Independent

Dec 22nd
Coordinated law enforcement operation takes down narcotics trafficking enterprise
Written by News Desk   
Saturday, 16 August 2014 15:20

Special to The Indy

  U.S. Attorney George L. Beck, Jr. announced that '26 violent criminals have been taken off the streets making Crenshaw Village a safer place to live.' Beck U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama was joined in the anouncement by; Robert F. Lasky, FBI Special Agent in Charge, Mobile Division; Clay Morris, DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge; and Bill Franklin, Sheriff of Elmore County.

Crenshaw Village is a neighborhood in Elmore County, Alabama that was plagued with violence and drug dealing. Because it was such a high crime area, the Central Alabama Drug Task Force (CADTF) launched an investigation into these violent criminals. CADTF uncovered that Crenshaw Village was being run by a set of the Blood Street Gang called "Care Nothin' 'Bout It" or CNB who operated an open-air drug market in Crenshaw Village.

CADTF requested the help and resources of FBI to further the gang investigation and Operation Park and Ride was created. Operation Park and Ride targeted the trigger pullers and street-level drug dealers that operated in Crenshaw Village and were members of CNB. In addition to drug dealing, these CNB members committed multiple armed home invasions and convenience store robberies.

As FBI continued the investigation into CNB, they discovered that CNB was being supplied by local, regional, and international large-scale drug dealers. FBI forwarded this information to DEA and Operation Two Face was created. Operation Two Face focused on the large-scale drug dealers that were supplying the members of CNB in Crenshaw Village. Operation Two Face prevented hundreds of kilograms of cocaine from entering into the State of Alabama.

The Central Alabama Drug Task Force was the glue between these two operations. Because of the cooperation between the CADTF, the FBI and the DEA, virtually all of the members and associates of CNB have been convicted; from the street-level crack cocaine dealer to the multi-kilogram international drug supplier. These operations have cleaned up Crenshaw Village, making it a much safer place to live. Attached to this release is the list of individuals that were convicted in the Crenshaw Village clean-up.

"It is very difficult to eradicate an entire drug organization from the lowest level dealer to the highest level supplier," Beck said. "These two operations met and exceeded that goal. Now members of the Crenshaw Village community can feel safer in their own homes, without fear of drug dealers or trigger pullers."

"I simply cannot express the importance of the relationships we have regarding ongoing investigations where FBI, DEA, U.S. Marshal's among others are involved," stated Sheriff Franklin. "We are blessed to have a drug task force assigned to our county that obviously cares about the future well-being of our county as a whole."

"The dismantlement of this violent gang and drug trafficking network is a great success story of interagency cooperation in central Alabama," Lasky said.

"It is rare that we see cases that completely destroy an entire organization from top to bottom, but these operations did exactly that," said Morris.

"The cooperation experienced in this case was extraordinary and shows what can be accomplished through teamwork. DEA agents have an expertise in investigating large-scale drug organizations. FBI agents have an expertise in investigating gangs. When you put all of that knowledge together, you can wipe out the scourge of gangs and drugs," Morris added

These cases were investigated by the CADTF, FBI, and DEA, with the assistance from Montgomery HIDTA Task Force, U.S. Marshal Service, Elmore County Sherriff's Office, Wetumpka Police Department, Montgomery Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Millbrook Police Department, Prattville Police Department, Autauga County Sherriff's Office, Alabama State Troopers, Alabama Beverage Control, Alabama Bureau of Investigation, Chilton County Sherriff's Office, the 19th Circuit District Attorney's Office, and the Alabama National Guard. These cases were prosecuted by Verne Speirs, Gray Borden, Brandon Essig, and Tommie Brown Hardwick.

  • Pause
  • Previous
  • Next
Please update your Flash Player to view content.
Please update your Flash Player to view content.



first com bnk front

Please update your Flash Player to view content.
Please update your Flash Player to view content.
Please update your Flash Player to view content.

Local Links

The Millbrook Community Players
presents "The Seven Little Foys" by Chip Deffaa
Dinner Theatre November 13-16
The Millbrook Revelers
Millbrook Mardi Gras Festival and Parade
February 7, 2015 - Village Green Park
Humane Society of Elmore County
Visit our shelter and bring home a family friend

Top Stories

FOX News - Breaking news and video. Latest Current News: U.S., World, Entertainment, Health, Business, Technology, Politics, Sports.
FOX News

Latest news from
ESPN logo
  • Manziel ruled out; Browns add rookie Shaw
    The Cleveland Browns, with Johnny Manziel being ruled out and Brian Hoyer listed as questionable, have called rookie Connor Shaw up from the practice squad.
  • Lions' Raiola suspended 1 game for stomp
    he NFL has suspended Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola for one game without pay for violating the league's safety-related rules, meaning he will miss the Lions' NFC North title game against Green Bay on Sunday.
  • Coach: Fans won't forgive after Love's leap
    On the eve of the Timberwolves' first game against Kevin Love, president and coach Flip Saunders says he harbors no grudges against the former face of the franchise for wanting out of Minnesota.
  • Bears' Marshall blasts Raiola: A dirty player
    Brandon Marshall blasted Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola on Monday, calling him "a dirty player and a worse human being" for stomping on Ego Ferguson's ankle during Sunday's game.
  • Sources: Jets eyeing Casserly as consultant
    Preparing for the likelihood of an organizational housecleaning, Jets owner Woody Johnson is poised to hire former Texans and Redskins general manager Charley Casserly as a consultant in the event he decides to make major changes, according to sources.

Millbrook Weather

The Weather Channel: Your Local Weather Outlook--Millbrook, AL
Local Weather Outlook for Millbrook, AL. Since 1982, The Weather Channel has brought timely weather information to the world. Now via our Local Weather Outlook RSS feed we can keep you up-to-date on the latest weather affecting the cities of your choice including: current local conditions, local Doppler radar, pollen trends, regional video forecasts with expert commentary, and extended forecast details delivered right to your desktop. The Weather Channel...Bringing Weather To Life
The Weather Channel: Local Weather Outlook