July 21, 2019 – The persistence is impressive. And the more things change in Memphis, Tennessee, the more they stay the same. Fabled Memphis drug kingpin Ronnie Woods was indicted recently on more narcotics-trafficking charges. Back in May, Woods, his two brothers, Steve and Bernard, and 35 other alleged associates and conspirators were indicted in state court for selling cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy. Gun and money laundering offenses are included in the indictment as well.
The 55-year old Woods founded his “Memphis Mob” organization in the late 1980s at the height of the crack epidemic. He’s been nailed in numerous state and federal drug cases through the years. Bond for all three Woods brothers was set at a cool $2,000,000 a pop.
Mike McKinnie, one of their co-defendants, faces an additional first-degree homicide charge for the April murder of LaTaricia Stripling. McKinnie, who has prior manslaughter and drug convictions, was dating Stripling and had a track record of domestic abuse. The indictment alleges McKinnie physically pulled Stripling from a car in the driveway of her sister’s house and executed her in front of her 3-year old daughter inside the vehicle.
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