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Memphis gang accused of dealing drugs in KY

Gangs have long been a problem in the Memphis area, but a gang called the Memphis Crew is creating problems in a whole different part of the country. Gangs have long been a problem in the Memphis area, but a gang called the Memphis Crew is creating problems in a whole different part of the country.

(WMC-TV) – Gangs have long been a problem in the Memphis area, but a gang called the Memphis Crew is creating problems in a whole different part of the country.

Police in Frankfurt, KY, are looking for three men they believe could possibly be in Memphis. After all, they arrested the rest of their organization, known as "The Memphis Crew," in The Bluegrass State.

Fourteen people, all connected and with ties to the Mid-South, are locked up in a Kentucky jail.

"We know a substantial quantity of illicit drugs was brought into the Frankfort area by this organization," said Maj. Fred Deaton, of the Frankfort Police Department.

Kentucky police say they seized more than $60,000 in cash, along with cocaine, marijuana and prescription pills. All of it, police say, came from 14 people who are accused of bringing the drugs to Kentucky and selling them under the name "The Memphis Crew." However, officers say the drugs themselves didn't originate in Memphis.

"They were known by the street name ‘Memphis Crew' and they themselves refer to themselves as 'The Memphis Crew,'" Deaton said. "The street name allegedly originated from the claim that many of the organization's members are originally from Memphis, TN."

Deaton by phone said breaking up the group put a significant dent in Frankfort's drug trade.

It's 419 miles from Memphis to Frankfort and Deaton said investigators don't know exactly how long ago the Memphis Crew came to town.

‘"They've been here at least 18 months because that's been the length and scope of our investigation," he said.

While 14 people are behind bars in Kentucky, three others are still on the loose.

Again three other people are still on the loose in this case.

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