Four men were charged by a Federal Grand Jury in Tulsa Thursday after a two-year investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.
Investigators say the “107 Hoover Crips” street gang is accused of dealing drugs, extortion and shootings.
Lorell Battle, Paul Battle, Thomas Jackson and Gaywone Blades, all of Tulsa, are charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine base, commonly known as “crack” cocaine.
The Battle brothers lived near 61st and Peoria Ave.
United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. says that’s where they would distribute, store, and use cocaine base.
Williams and Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan emphasized the need for continuing the combined efforts of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in fighting the drug trafficking and violent gang activities in the 61st Street and Peoria Avenue neighborhood.
U.S. Attorney Williams says a strong partnership of Tulsa’s law enforcement agencies will result in a better community for all residents.