“Trigger” Matthews sent to slammer for 17 years in South Side Brims gang racketeering gig

Thirty six SSB members and associates have pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy, including Andre Ricardo Roach, a/k/a “Squeaky,” “Redrum,” and “Rum,” age 35, of Prince George’s County, Maryland, its founder and leader of the gang, which operated from Western Maryland to the lower Eastern Shore. Roach was sentenced to 30 years in prison

The Wire – real-life drug gang murders in Baltimore City; Dontay Purnell pleads guilty to slayings

Many of the shootings and murders in Baltimore City result from disputes between rival drug gangs,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “Thanks to a lengthy and intensive investigation, we will hold accountable the criminals who turned Cherry Hill into a war zone.”
According to his plea agreement, from at least 2003 to 2013, Purnell was a member of a group known as “Little Spelman” in the “down the hill” area of Cherry Hill. This group committed robberies, homicides, non-fatal shootings and distributed crack cocaine, heroin, cocaine and marijuana.