Chicago Gang Leader Known As 'Murder' Charged In Federal Gun-And-Drug Sting

Steve Miller
July 29, 2020 - 2:46 pm
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Federal prosecutors in Chicago have announced a raft of drug and gun trafficking charges against nearly two dozen people, including the reputed leader of the Black Disciples gang.

Thirty-four-year-old Darnell McMiller, whose street name is “Murder,” is charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl-laced heroin in 2019.

Prosecutors say several other high-ranking leaders of the Black Disciples have been charged and arrested.

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the cases announced Wednesday stems from a multi-year investigation that yielded charges against 23 people and the seizure of 24 guns, more than 13 kilograms of cocaine and other drugs and cash.

The Black Disciples are a national street gang that is prevalent throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, prosecutors say.  Members of the Black Disciples allegedly have been distributing narcotics and guns in the Englewood neighborhood and other parts of Chicago. 

The Black Disciples gang members named this week sold guns or drugs to people who were cooperating with the government, prosecutors said.