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4 People Sentenced in Chicago Drug Ring

In Chicago, a drug ring was that was busted by law enforcement in 2006 led to the arrest and recent sentencing of 4 individuals. 

According to police, Danny Mitchell's Gangster Disciple crew was arrested after they sold heroin throughout Englewood.  When they sold the powerful drug, they would use the monicker "Karma".  Using the code name "Karma", they generated logos and business cards which they distributed throughout the South Side of Chicago.  People who wished to purchase drugs from the crew would call the "Karma Hotline" and arrange a meeting.  Once police figured out the monicker, they were able to call the hotline and gather evidence against the drug dealers.

Police were able to arrest Danny Mitchell after an 18 month long joint investigation between the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Chicago Police Department.

In October 2006, Mitchell's crew was placed under arrest for trying to exchange 4.5 ounces of crack cocaine.   They were also charged for their illegal possession of 8 semi-automatics.  

Yesterday, 34 year old Mitchell and 3 of his crew members were sentenced to a combined 50 years in prison.  They were charged with federal drug conspiracy and drug distribution.  Mitchell received 27 years, Terryon Cates received 3 years, Cynthia Ford received 8 years and Albert Jones received 12 years. 

It is reported that during the 18 month investigation, Mitchell's crew distributed over 3,600 grams of heroin and 300 grams of crack cocaine on the streets of Chicago.

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