CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities have arrested the alleged patriarch of one of Chicago’s most notorious street gangs and dozens of his alleged subordinates on drug charges.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says in a Thursday statement that, in all, 35 suspects linked to the Gangster Disciples face charges of possessing and distributing heroin and crack cocaine on Chicago’s West Side.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: Statewide Coronavirus Cases Drop For Second Consecutive Week
The alleged patriarch is 55-year-old Johnny Herndon. He’s also known by the nickname “Goo.”READ MORE: Judge Rules Prosecutors Can't Show Kyle Rittenhouse Link To Proud Boys At Trial In Kenosha Shootings
Prosecutors say Herndon’s operation sold 135 grams of crack for $5,400 a day. That generated around $160,000 a month. Herndon allegedly invested his illegal gains to accumulate more than 30 real estate properties valued at more than $1.6 million.
U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon calls the arrests part of a “decades’ long effort to wipe out drug, gangs, and gang factions.”MORE NEWS: Hundreds Of Cars Roll Through Downtown For Second Night To Celebrate Mexican Independence Day
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