The suspected drug kingpin and alleged half-brother of Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul, Craig Petties, 31, who was on the U.S. Marshals Top 15 List of Most Wanted Fugitives, will possibly be facing more charges.
The suspected drug kingpin and alleged half-brother of Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul, Craig Petties, 31, who was on the U.S. Marshals Top 15 List of Most Wanted Fugitives, will possibly be facing more charges. According to reports there was almost a 70-page indictment detailing disturbing information about the multi-million dollar drug operation that went on for more than 10 years. Federal agents say that Petties along with more than six others were involved with a number of criminal activities including kidnapping, drug trafficking, money laundering, murder-for-hire and murder with Petties being the alleged ringleader of the whole organization (the "Petties DTO"), which operated in Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, Georgia and North Carolina. Petties and members of his organization are also believed to have been members of the gang "Gangster Disciples."
According to federal agents some of the defendents were hired to kill a number of individuals. One of the victims included a member of their own group, Mario Stewart, 28 who was shot in his garage while his two young boys ages three and six were upstairs in 2005. Stewart is believed to have been murdered after he agreed to help investigators and agreed to testify as a federal witness.
Craig Petties was caught earlier this month in Mexico with a female companion who is believed to have been his girlfriend along with three other individuals. Assets of Petties organization seized are valued at more than $3 million and included large amounts of cash, a string of luxury vehicles and two high-priced residences.
Defendants in this case are linked to at least 6 murder victims and other crimes and will face either life in prison or the death penalty if convicted. However, Mexican authorities refuse to send criminals back to the U.S. unless they're assured they won't get the death penalty.