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: Governor Pritzker Announces $300 Million In Grants For Daycare Centers
The alleged patriarch is 55-year-old Johnny Herndon. He’s also known by the nickname “Goo.”READ MORE: Buffalo Grove Police Shot And Killed Man Who Fired Shots While Armed With 2 Guns
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: Obama’s Back In Chicago To Celebrate The Holiday Season
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