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Alleged Member of ‘Memphis Mob’ Street Gang Sentenced to 18 Years for Drug Trafficking and Firearms Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Tennessee

Memphis, TN – A federal judge has sentenced a Memphis man to more than 18 years in federal prison for his involvement in an armed drug trafficking operation. Jacquez “Mob Kilo” Reverand, 25, of Memphis was sentenced to 217 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine and discharging a firearm during and in relation to drug trafficking. U.S. District Court Judge Mark S. Norris also ordered Reverand to serve three years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term. United States Attorney Kevin G. Ritz announced the sentence today.

According to information presented at trial, while looking into drug trafficking activity by members of the Memphis Mob, investigators identified a North Memphis home from which narcotics were being sold.  On March 4, 2019, someone allegedly stole narcotics from the house which led to shots being fired.  A Memphis police officer responded and witnessed someone with a gunshot wound to the head running away from the house.  Surveillance video from the house showed the defendant and another person firing into a vehicle occupied by five people including a minor child. One person was injured from the shooting but survived. Reverand fled prior to police arrival. 

In addition, the surveillance video showed Memphis Mob members distributing narcotics from the North Memphis house daily until the shooting, after which the group relocated operations. 

In July 2022, Reverand was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; conspiracy to use or carry a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; and discharge of a firearm during an in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Memphis Police Department, and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

This prosecution is part of an extensive investigation by the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). OCDETF is a joint federal, state, and local cooperative approach to combat drug trafficking organizations and organized criminal enterprises, targeting national and regional level drug trafficking organizations, and coordinating the necessary law enforcement entities and resources to disrupt or dismantle the targeted criminal organization and seize their assets.

United States Attorney Kevin Ritz thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Greg Allen and Michelle Kimbril-Parks, who prosecuted this case, as well as law enforcement partners who investigated the case.   


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Updated December 13, 2023