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Memphis drug kingpin Craig Petties
is on the move again in the federal prison system as more sealed documents involving Petties have been filed in the largest drug case ever brought in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
Clinton Lewis was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday, May 14, for his role in the multi-state drug organization headed by Craig Petties
Five years after Memphis drug kingpin Craig Petties
was captured in Mexico, the federal court drug case that bears his
name is still moving through the courts of the Western District of Tennessee.
17. Petties Drug Case Suspect Returns to U.S. - Monday, December 24, 2012
Chris Hamlet, a high-ranking member of the Memphis-based drug organization headed by Craig Petties, is back in the U.S. and on his way to a Memphis courtroom.
Memphis drug kingpin Craig Petties
has been moved from the federal prison in Atlanta to the Metropolitan Correctional Center
in New York City.
21. Petties Sentencing Delayed to June - Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The sentencing hearing for Memphis drug kingpin Craig Petties
has been delayed again - this time to June 13.
More than 350 exhibits, 70 witnesses and 130 sidebars or bench conferences later, the jury is about to begin deliberations in the trial of Clinton Lewis and Martin Lewis, two members of the drug organization headed and built by Craig Petties
When Mario McNeil allegedly threatened the mother of drug kingpin Craig Petties
in 2007, the Memphis drug organization Petties
ran from exile in Mexico took it seriously.
That was among the details offered Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the full-day of testimony by Orlando Pride, a long time member of the violent multi-state drug organization headed by Craig Petties.
The violent multi-state drug organization headed by Craig Petties
began with a group of eight and nine-year-old boys in the Riverside neighborhood of South Memphis selling rocks of crack cocaine to those in cars who would drive down their street, West Dison Avenue, in the neighborhood.
A sentencing hearing for alleged drug kingpin Craig Petties
scheduled for Friday has been delayed until June.
That follows the revelation last month that the alleged leader of the drug organization, Craig Petties
, pleaded guilty to 19 counts including murder-for-hire in December 2009.
But the revelation this week that alleged drug kingpin Craig Petties
pleaded guilty over a year ago to 19 counts including murder for hire charges in Memphis federal court is unusual.
70. Petties Guilty Plea From 2009 Unsealed - Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Alleged drug kingpin Craig Petties
has pleaded guilty to 19 counts of racketeering, drug and murder for hire conspiracy, drug trafficking and money laundering charges.
Makes Rare Comments in Court - Monday, December 20, 2010
Whatever jail time Craig Petties faces for having a shank hidden in the mattress in his
prison cell may not be much more than the time he
has already served in federal prison.
74. Petties Pleads Guilty to Contraband Charge - Friday, December 17, 2010
The weapon alleged drug kingpin Craig Petties
had in his
cell at the Memphis Federal Correctional Institution
last year was a shank - or homemade knife - fashioned from a plastic shard from a tray.
75. Petties to Plead Guilty to Contraband Charges - Thursday, December 02, 2010
is scheduled to plead guilty to charges he
had contraband while in prison awaiting trial on other charges
76. Drug Kingpin Petties Back in Federal Court - Monday, October 04, 2010
Craig Petties, the alleged head of the largest and most violent drug organization ever tried in Memphis federal court, returns to court this week for the first status conference since the U.S. Justice Department decided not to seek the death penalty against four of his co-defendants.
Attorneys for those four codefendants will also be in court to map out where the case goes from here.
"Change Of Plea" Delay Motion Amended - Thursday, September 30, 2010
The attorney for Craig Petties, the alleged head of a violent multi-state drug organization based in Memphis, says it was a mistake.
To Plead to Prison Contraband Charges - Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Craig Petties, the alleged head of the city's largest drug organization ever tried in Memphis federal court, is scheduled to plead guilty to charges he had some kind of weapon while in the Memphis Federal Correctional Institution.
The federal government will apparently seek the federal death penalty against alleged drug kingpin Craig Petties
81. Petties Appears in Court on Weapons Charges - Thursday, July 15, 2010
, made his
first court appearance this week on charges he
had a weapon twice this past October while in the Memphis Federal Correctional Institution.
Indicted on Prison Weapons Charges - Friday, June 18, 2010
The alleged leader of the largest and most violent drug organization ever tried in Memphis federal court is accused of getting a weapon twice while in the Memphis Federal Correctional Institution
(FCI) last fall.
Faces New Charges In Prison - Thursday, June 17, 2010
Craig Petties, the alleged leader of the largest and most violent drug organization ever tried in Memphis federal court, faces new federal charges.
The drug organization was allegedly headed by Craig Petties
, who ran it for six years while he
was in Mexico, according to the indictment.
It could be the fall before prosecutors in the federal drug, racketeering and murder for hire case against Craig Petties
and seven others make a decision on seeking the death penalty.
Memphian Bobby D. Cole's name was linked to Craig Petties
last month in the latest court documents filed with a link to the mammoth drug conspiracy and murder-for-hire case against Petties and eight others.
95. Portrait of Violent Drug Ring Emerges In Petties Case - Tuesday, April 01, 2008
One of the largest federal drug cases in Memphis Federal Court has taken another turn.
It's been nearly six years since a grand jury indicted Craig Petties
on charges of possessing 600 pounds of marijuana.