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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Three San Antonio Men Arrested and Charged in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

In San Antonio, three men, including a member of the Bloods street gang, are in federal custody charged for participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.

 

Earlier today, federal authorities took into custody 32–year-old Bloods gang member Lawrence Lamont Manor (aka Lawrence King, “Big Boy”) without incident. Manor, along with 44–year-old Michael Deshon Norman (aka “Mike”) and 32–year-old Tremal Rowe (aka Chi-Town”) are charged by a federal criminal complaint with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 280 grams of “crack” cocaine.

 

According to the complaint, from March 13, 2017 to May 1, 2017, Manor conspired with Norman and Rowe to convert cocaine into “crack” cocaine inside his house on the City’s east side, then package the “crack” cocaine and sell it to their customers. The complaint further alleges that on April 30, 2017, the defendants kidnapped one of Manor’s customers based on an unpaid drug debt. They transported the victim to Manor’s residence where he was held against his will. On May 1, 2017, agents conducting surveillance on Manor’s residence observed Rowe depart the residence. They subsequently detained Rowe and brought him back to Manor’s residence where they then executed a search warrant. Upon entry, agents discovered Norman inside as well as the victim with his hands and feet tied by a rope and his head covered with a black t-shirt lying on the floor.

 

All three defendants remain in federal custody. The defendants face between ten years and life in federal prison upon conviction.

 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted this investigation with assistance from the San Antonio Police Department.

 

A criminal complaint is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Violent Crime
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Updated May 4, 2017