Kevin Gates’ crew reportedly got raided by the feds yesterday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. According to WAFB, 39 people were arrested and later indicted. What is more, agents seized 18 kilograms of cocaine, a stolen AR-15, a shotgun, three handguns and more than $150,000 in cash. Among the indicted criminals is a man who Kevin claims to be like his father and is known as Big London. He is the first person name in the indictment, Kelly D. Williams, 39. Gates’ best friend Ox got handcuffed, too. The rapper was neither arrested nor named in the indictment.
This indictment, which contains chilling allegations of a murder plot and other violence, is aimed squarely at the heart of a violent drug trafficking organization allegedly responsible for spreading significant amounts of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, MDMA, and other illegal drugs throughout our district. Every community and every person deserves peace, security, and freedom from the tyranny of violent drug traffickers. This indictment seeks to advance that goal. The combined federal, state, and local effort, which resulted in the indictment, reflects once again the unified front against crime in this district. I greatly appreciate the tremendous dedication and hard work by the agents and prosecutors working on this important matter.” – Walt Green, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana
Kevin Gates’ affiliates are said to be involved in a violent drug trafficking network operating primarily out of Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish. Most of them were charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, in addition to multiple other charges, including unlawful use of communications facilities, forfeiture, and possession of a firearm.