Smokecamp Chino, a member of Chief Keef’s Detroit camp, is facing serious charges after he was indicted on RICO charges this week. Chino, a member of the Smokecamp gang, is one of 13 people charged in the federal indictment, Fox 2 Detroit reports.
Chino, whose real name is Jerray Key, and his crew were charged with many criminal charges that include running a violent drug trafficking ring that sold cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, weed and prescription pills, according to racketeering indictment unsealed Wednesday.
Police say the Smokecamp Gang operates in the area of Albion St. and Seven Mile on the City’s East Side, WXYZ Detroit reports. The crew calls this area “ABlock.”
The crew is also accused of traveling and selling narcotics in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio, ClickOnDetroit.com reports.
“Ensuring the safety and security of our residents in the city of Detroit is our number one priority,” Detroit Police Chief James Craig told ClickOnDetroit. “With the collaborative efforts of Detroit One partnership, we will continue our efforts to target and dismantle gangs, as well as, other violent offenders that pose a threat to the safety and wellbeing of our city.”
The charges were reportedly made possible under the Detroit One Initiative, which is a collaborative effort between law enforcement and the community.
“This indictment is the latest in a string of cases charging violent gang members in the City of Detroit,” U.S. Attorney Daniel L. Lemisch told ClickOnDetroit. “We are grateful to the Detroit One collaborative of law enforcement, who are all dedicated to improving the lives of the residents of Detroit.”