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53 firearms, heroin, cocaine seized in Milwaukee FBI raids; 17 arrested

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Updated: 11:02 a.m. on Feb. 27, 2020 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The FBI is looking to track down the following six people who are associated with the violent gang-related drug trafficking organization known as the "Buffom Meinecke Boys."

Courey Agee (33), Luis Lorenzo (34), Michael Smith (37), Jasmaine Linton (38), Maureno Briggs (29), Tyrone Bryant (28)  by

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Published: 10:04 a.m. on Feb. 26, 2020 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Seventeen people were arrested in FBI raids throughout Milwaukee's north side on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Officials recovered 53 firearms, more than 900 grams of heroin, nearly $300,000 in cash, and more drugs. 

The Milwaukee Police Department, FBI and DEA held a news conference on Wednesday, Feb. 26 to share more about the raids. 

Authorities say the suspects are part of a violent drug trafficking organization called the "Buffum Meinecke Boys," that operated in and around Milwaukee's Harambee neighborhood on the city's northeast side.  

Officials seized a kilogram or more of heroin, at least five kilograms of powder cocaine, at least 280 grams of crack cocaine, and marijuana. 

"This proves that our operation was truly a success and has removed bad actors from our community. The FBI is committed to reducing violent crime and assisting in making Milwaukee a safer place to live free of gangs, drugs and gun violence," said FBI Special Agent Robert Hughes. 

In total, 24 people are now federally charged for their involvement with this gang. The FBI is still looking for the remaining seven individuals. 

The following were charged and outstanding warrants are out for the individuals not in custody: 

  • Ramone Locke, 33
  • Jesus Puentes, 33
  • Michael Smith, 37 (not in custody) 
  • Victor Gonzalez, 34
  • Garrell Hughes, 33 
  • Lamar Johnson, 32
  • Rico Smith, 29
  • Michael Wilson, 34 (not in custody) 
  • Amir Locke, 34
  • Joey Vazquez, 34
  • Coury Agee, 33 (not in custody) 
  • Louis Bates, 31
  • Tyrone Bryant, 28 (not in custody) 
  • Dennis King, 35
  • Derrell Taylor, 31
  • Luis Lorenzo, 34 (not in custody)
  • Nicholas Weldon, 29
  • Deon Butts, 38
  • Maureno Briggs, 29 (not in custody)
  • Dawan Turner, 18
  • Jasmaine Linton, 38 (not in custody) 
  • Alfonso Greer, 20 
  • Juiquin Pinkard, 35
  • Charles McCollum, 32 
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Repton1 34 days ago
Put them away forever . Throw the key away.
Homer 34 days ago
This will put a stop in Milwaukee's party... Not!!!

How many days of supply does this BUST represent for MKE?

* two kilograms heroin
* five kilograms of powder cocaine
* 280 grams of crack cocaine
* 50 milligrams of marijuana (not enough for a single joint)

The Police and FBI did excellent work!!!

Now it's up to Judges and the Courts...

Catch and Release! Take names, issue Demerits, and give a few Timeouts.

Business as usual....
Stephanie 34 days ago
Have fun with the alarming rates of REAL crimes like robberies & homocides that will rise this summer due to all these CRACKHEADS not having their juice. There are zero repercussions for users. You cant save the world a couple drug dealers at a time when your own government pushes this product forward. But thats another conversation. Just remember, where there’s demand, there will always be supply.
Moni78 34 days ago
It’s amazing how they suit up to stop drug dealers but can’t seem to find the gun nor the killers that’s out here running people over killing , shooting kids I hate it here find justice for the killings
Lawrence 34 days ago
Nice work. Lock them up tight.
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