Harvey, IL - If you are dealing drugs, it might not be a good idea to post a video of it to social media. A recent video of this type of criminal activity led to a search warrant, multiple arrests, drugs and weapons being seized, and a dogfighting ring being broken up.
According to NBC Chicago, detectives became aware of a 40-minute video that had been posted to YouTube. The video was posted on Monday, March 20th, and has since been removed. We have clips from the video for you to see below.
In the video, a well-known drug dealer and at least 20 known gang members from various other Cook County towns were shown dealing drugs and displaying guns. A Harvey Police spokesman said that a drug transaction was observed during the video. He also said that there was bragging of dog fighting and that a dead dog, who had died during a dog fight, was in the garage.
The video was filmed at the residence of a known gang member. Based on this information and what could be seen in the video, a search warrant was obtained. Police raided the residence in the 100 block of W. 158th Street on Wednesday March 22nd.
The dead dog was still in the garage, along with two other dogs, who had been poorly treated and were in poor condition. Multiple guns, a large amount of marijuana, and "a significant amount of a white substance believed to be cocaine" was seized. The two dogs were also seized by local animal control agents.
Several suspects were taken into custody, including the gang member who lived at the residence. His nickname is "Monk", and he was under house arrest at the time. Charges are pending.
Harvey Police Department Deputy Chief Gregory Thomas said that he would encourage criminals to keep posting their criminal activity on social media, and he thanked the gang for helping them out.
You can see clips from the video below: