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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 8, 2018

25 Defendants of the “Major Stackz Entertainment” Street Gang have been Indicted on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

 

Memphis, TN – Twenty-five members and associates of an armed drug trafficking organization, Major Stackz Entertainment, have been indicted for conspiring to distribute large quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana throughout West Tennessee. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant for the Western District of Tennessee announced the indictment today.

On January 10, 2018, a federal grand jury returned the indictment, which remained sealed until the defendants’ arrest. On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies participated in an early morning round up. This investigation was conducted in conjunction with prosecutors in Memphis as part of the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Program, which seeks to reduce the availability of drugs by disrupting and dismantling major drug trafficking organizations, money laundering organizations and related criminal enterprises.

Members and associates of Major Stackz used firearms to protect their supply of drugs, supply routes, profits and distribution territory from competing drug trafficking organizations. The members and associates are from different, traditional street gangs, including the Young Mob, Vice Lords, Gangster Disciples, Kitchen Crip, and Bloods that have joined together to make money through criminal activity.

Symbolism played a large role in Major Stack culture. The primary symbol with which the gang associated was the acronym "MSE" for "Major Stackz Entertainment." Shirts and social media posts containing words like "MSE," "Major Stack," or "Stackz," were also known as gang identifiers.

Major Stackz started in and primarily operated out of the East Memphis area near the intersection of Kerr and Pillow Street in an area known to the locals as "DHG" or "Dope, hoes and guns." This area is located in the Western District of Tennessee.

The eighteen defendants listed are currently in custody:

Jarvis Cooper, a/k/a/ "J-Bo" "J-Bizzle," 31, Memphis, Tennessee

Terence Harper, a/k/a/ "Red," 44, Memphis, Tennessee

Jackie Arnold, a/k/a "Jackie Red," 47, Memphis, Tennessee

Joseph Newberry, 40, Memphis, Tennessee

Pamela Perkins, 28, Memphis, Tennessee

Anthony Jones, a/k/a "Squirt," 24, Memphis, Tennessee

Calvin Myers, a/k/a "CJ," 20, Memphis, Tennessee

Antonio Worles, a/k/a "Joe," 19, Memphis, Tennessee

Sandreka Wright, 34, Memphis, Tennessee

Delbert Harrison, a/k/a "Clay," 30, Henning, Tennessee

Sanitory Campbell, a/k/a "Toe," 43, Memphis, Tennessee

Antwan Miles, a/k/a "Twan," 20, Memphis, Tennessee

Darnell Ward, a/k/a "D," 37, Memphis, Tennessee

Amanda Harrison, 35, Henning, Tennessee

Alberto Chavoya, 34, Memphis, Tennessee

Daryl Mason, a/k/a/ "D," 28, Memphis, Tennessee

Tim Scotto, 53, Cordova, Tennessee

Sergio Lopez, 34, Compton, California

Count 1 charges Jarvis Cooper; Terence Harper; Jackie Arnold; Pamela Perkins; Joseph Newberry; Anthony Jones; Calvin Myers; Antonio Worles; Darnell Ward; Antwan Miles; Sandreka Wright; Amanda Harrison; and Sanitory Campbell with knowingly possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes; knowingly using and carrying firearms during and in relation to drug trafficking crimes.

Count 2 charges Jarvis Cooper; Terence Harper; Darnell Ward; Joseph Newberry; Anthony Jones; Calvin Myers; Antonio Worles; Antwan Miles; Amanda Harrison; Sandreka Wright; Delbert Harrison; Alberto Chavoya; Daryl Mason; Tim Scott; Sergio Lopez and Sanitory Campbell with the intent to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

Count 3 charges Terence Harper; Darnell Ward; Sergio Lopez; Sanitory Campbell and others with the intent to distribute over one kilogram of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.

Count 4 charges Terence Harper; and Jackie Arnold with the intent to distribute over 5 kilograms of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

Count 5 charges Terence Harper, Jackie Arnold and Sanitory Campbell with the intent to distribute over 50 kilograms of marijuana.

Count 6 is redacted at this time as the defendant is not in custody.

Count 7 is redacted at this time as the defendant is not in custody.

Count 8 charges Darnell Ward with knowingly possessing in and affecting interstate commerce a firearm, Taurus Millennium 9mm pistol.

Count 9 charges Terence Harper with knowingly possessing in and affecting interstate commerce a firearm, Ruger SR9C 9mm pistol and a Beretta PX4 Storm .45-caliber pistol.

Count 10 charges Jackie Arnold with knowingly possessing in and affect interstate commerce a firearm, FNS .40 caliber pistol.

Count 11 is redacted at this time as the defendant is not in custody.

Count 12 charges Jarvis Cooper; Antonio Worles; Joseph Newberry and Antwan Miles and others with knowingly and intentionally carrying a firearm, that is: a .380 caliber pistol, during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; conspiracy to possess with the intent to manufacture and distribute a controlled substance.

Count 13 charges Darnell Ward with knowingly possessing a firearm in furtherance of and in relation to a drug trafficking crime with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Count 14 charges Terrence Harper and Jackie Arnold with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Count 15 charges Terrence Harper with intentionally possessing a firearm, Beretta PX4 Storm .45 caliber pistol, which had transported in interstate commerce.

Count 16 charges Jarvis Cooper with intent to distribute and distribution of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

Count 17 charges Jarvis Cooper with intent to distribute and distribution of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

Count 18 charges Jarvis Cooper with intent to distribute and distribution of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

Count 19 charges Jarvis Cooper with intent to distribute and distribution of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

Count 20 charges Jarvis Cooper; Darnell Ward; Calvin Myers and Anthony Jones with intent to distribute and distribution ofa mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

Count 21 charges Jarvis Cooper; Darnell Ward; Calvin Myers and Anthony Jones with knowingly possessing a firearm in furtherance of and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

Count 22 charges Sandreka Wright and Darnell Ward with the intent to promote the carrying on of specified unlawful activity that is knowing that the property involved in the financial transaction represented the proceeds of some form of unlawful activity, in violation of Title 18.

Currently 7 defendants indicted remain at large and are not listed in this release.

The United States also seeks criminal forfeiture of $1,000,000 in U.S. currency, both jointly and severally from Jarvis Cooper; Pamela Perkins; Terence Harper; Jackie Arnold; Darnell Ward; Joseph Newberry; Antwan Miles; Amanda Harrison; Anthony Jones; Calvin Myers; Antonio Worles; Sandreka Wright; Delbert Harrison; Alberto Chavoya; Sanitory Campbell; Daryl Mason; Tim Scott and Sergio Lopez.

During this investigation, agents seized approximately $90,000 in U.S. currency, 40 pounds of methamphetamine, two kilograms of heroin, four kilograms of cocaine, 11 ounces of crack cocaine, over 150 pounds of marijuana and 22 firearms. If convicted, the defendants face mandatory minimum sentences of 10 years imprisonment up to life.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Memphis Police Department, Multi Agency Gang Unit and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office investigated this case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerry Kitchen is prosecuting this case on the government’s behalf.

The charges and allegations in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proved guilty.

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Updated February 8, 2018