Big Meech is known for running one of the giant drug rings in Michigan history. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison when his own gang members presented incriminating evidence to the police.
This article will show you everything about the Black Mafia family and who snitched on Big Meech.
Who is Big Meech?
In June 1968, Big Meech was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He, his brother and his sister lived in the same house. His brother Terry Southwest T Flenory and he both together built a vast drug empire. Their cocaine distribution control was distributed in multiple states of the United States.
They cover multiple states under their distribution: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, and Tennessee.
In 2001, Terry moved to Los Angeles to operate his business because of a rupture between the brothers. Big Meech also mentioned that neither of his parents had any alcohol addiction.
According to the sources, they were poor and reliant on government help for food. They used to wear the same clothes and shoes because they had no other choice. The brothers created a Black Mafia Family to solve their money problem and began trafficking cocaine.
About The Black Mafia Family
Big Meech is also well-known as part of the Black Mafia family. They used to do drug trafficking and money laundering in the United States. They were active around 1989, and over 500 members were involved in the Black Mafia family.
This family was founded by brothers Demetrius Big Meech Flenory and Terry Southwest T Flenory in 1985. Through their direct links with the Mexican drug cartels, they established cocaine distribution sales throughout the United States.
They operate from the two main hubs- one in Atlanta that is used for distribution run by Demetrius Flenory and the second one in Los Angeles that is used to handle incoming shipments from Mexico run by Terry Flenory.
In the early 2000s, they wanted to change their lifestyle, so they entered the hip-hop music business as BMF Entertainment. They used to launder money from cocaine sales and legitimize themselves.
BMF Entertainment promoted several high-profile hip-hop artists and served as a record label for their sole artist Bleu DaVinci.
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Who snitched on Big Meech?
According to the sources, their gang members snitched on him and his brother Terry. Omari ‘O-Dog’ McCree and William ‘Doc’ Marshall were the two gang members who gave information to the police to build a strong case against them.
Both brothers were under police suspicion, but the information provided by William Marshal and O-Dog McCree clarifies that Big Meech and his brother were behind all the wrong stuff. Police used their information to build a strong case against them and show their involvement in the Black Mafia Family.
Discussions were done to dissolve the group between the former BMF associate Dexter ‘Sosa’ Hussey with DJ Vlad. McCree informed the feds that Big Meech supplies him with cocaine.
According to rapping Blue Davinci, Omari was the person who revealed information on the Big Meech operation. During the trial, when he had to testify his statements, he changed his mind, but it was too late because the harm had been done to Big Meech.
Blue never went to court. It didn’t matter whether he went to court or not because he had already given his information. But Blue explained that his statement would have reduced his term.
After the brothers fell out, Sosa facilitated communication between Meech and Southwest. He becomes the centre of the drug operation after the brothers get arrested.
On the morning of their trial, authorities convinced them to cut deals as Sosa cooperated with management.
Before securing release on parole, Omari served less than five years of his 15-year sentence. In 2011 he got in trouble for assaulting his girlfriend and her friend.
Due to a cocaine overdose, William Marshall died in a jail cell in Westland, Michigan. Jail staff knew about him after he died before they were unaware of his death.
For the wrongful death of William Marshall, the court ordered Wayne County to pay the Marshall family $3.75 million as a concession.
Big Meech’s sentence reduced from 360 months to 324 months
Big Meech is set to release in 2028, as a judge reduced his sentence by three years. According to sentencing guidelines, Meech’s sentence was reduced from 360 months to 324 months.
According to his lawyer, Brittany Barnett, he states that he deserves rehabilitation due to the non-violent nature of his crimes.
The first attempt of Big Meech to reduce his sentence failed, but again in 2021, he argued to the court to reduce his sentence as he was in prison even at the time of coronavirus. Even though he had support from various politicians and celebrities, the authorities still denied his argument for early release.
While in prison, Big Meech made drastic changes. He rebranded ‘Black Mafia Family’ into a community-building organization named ‘Building More Families’. He completed patenting and money management classes in prison and even changed his name to Big herm.
Southwest T was much luckier than Big Meech in reducing the sentence. Before authorities reduced his sentence by six years due to the coronavirus, according to sources, Southwest T will complete his sentence on house arrest.
50 Cent Wants to Tell the story of Big Meech and his Brother
50 Cent eagerly wanted to tell the story of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, and with BMF, he has finally done so. According to claims of some former associates of Big Meech, 50 Cent has gotten the rights because of a snitch.
Based on the 80s, BMF tells the real-life story of brothers Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory. In the story, the Brothers came from a low-income family and to solve his money problem; they began to sell $50 cocaine bags when they were teens.
When they got younger, they built their BMF (Black Mafia Family) empire, which they used to smuggle cocaine and money laundering. When hip-hop began to flourish, it expanded into the music business. By doing so, they become the second biggest narcotics traffickers in the country.
In the series “Lil Meech”, Flenory Jr. plays the role of his father, and an All-American alum Da Vinci plays the role of Southwest T. Not every story gets a chance to be produced by 50 Cent.
One of the former BMF artists, Blue DaVinci, claims that 50 Cent got the rights to Big Meech’s life story because he worked hard with an informant to get those rights. The informant’s name was CS1 which was disclosed when the men shared court documents on social media. According to the sources, CS1 was a long-time friend of Big Meech. Later, he worked with the DEA to turn witnesses against Big Meech.
50 Cent got the rights through the informant CS1. The paperwork clearly states that CS1 holds the life rights with creative control to sell the Big Meech story for profit.
To bring out the story of Big Meech to life, 50 Cent and BMF creator Randy Huggins worked really hard with the Flenory family, including both the brothers.
Frequently asked questions about Big Meech.
Q1. Who were the members of BMF?
Big Meech played the role of Demetrius Flenory Jr., and Southwest T played the role of Da Vinci. The rest of the gang members were Russell Hornsby, Ajiona Alexus, Steve Harris, Kash Doll, La La Anthony, and Eminem.
Q2. When and where was Big Meech born?
In June 1968, Big Meech was born in Cleveland, Ohio.
Q3. What is BMF?
In 1989 Black Mafia Family was founded by Demetrius Flenory and Terry Flenory, also known as Big Meech and Southwest T. In 2000, they established their cocaine trafficking operations around the United States. This family used to supply cocaine and was directly linked with Mexican criminal organizations.
Q4. Where is Big Meech now?
Big Meech is all set to release in 2028. His sentence is reduced from 360 months to 324 months.
Hopefully, we have provided you with enough information regarding who snitched on Big Meech. Big Meech has lived larger than life, from running one of the giant drug rings to sentencing 30 years in prison.
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