Baltimore Co. gang member admits to 2 murders

Baltimore Co. gang member admits to 2 murders

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - A man with addresses in Gwynn Oak and Owings Mills has admitted to killing two gang members and drug charges while being involved with a subset of the Bloods, according to a U.S. Attorney's Office press release Tuesday.

The "Murdaland Mafia Piru" (MMP) gang "dealt drugs and despair in Northwest Baltimore and Baltimore County," said U.S. Attorney Robert Hur, controlling "the drug trade in large swaths of Northwest Baltimore City and neighboring Baltimore County, including Forest Park, Windsor Mill, Gwynn Oak, Howard Park, Woodlawn, and Walbrook Junction," according to the press release.

Dontray Johnson - also known as "Gambino, "Bino" and "Tray" - admitted he murdered MMP member Antoine "Poopy" Ellis in 2012 "because he had shown disloyalty to MMP" and member Brian "Nutty B" Johnson in 2015 "because he refused to pay gang dues," according to the release. Johnson pleaded guilty to racketeering and drug conspiracies.

The 33-year-old Johnson has addresses on Vosges Road in the Milford Mill area and on Wyegate Court in Owings Mills, according to online court records.

A search warrant executed at Johnson's Owings Mills home in 2015 recovered 28 grams of heroin, 70 rounds of ammunition, a bulletproof vest and an "owe sheet" with a tally of drug debts owed by MMP members and associates, according to the press release.

MMP operates in Maryland and elsewhere, and is modeled after the Italian mafia, according to Johnson's plea agreement and court documents.

There are 26 defendants in the gang case; 15 of them have pleaded guilty, including Johnson.

MMP ran an especially profitable drug shop at Windsor Mill Road and Forest Park Avenue, and members "enriched themselves through drug trafficking and other criminal activities, and using violence and threats of violence to intimidate or retaliate against witnesses, protect the gang’s territories, enforce debts, and eliminate rivals," according to the press release.

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Johnson was featured in two rap videos - "Boy You Lying" and "Str8 Mobbin" - that were posted to assert the gang's dominance and discourage rival drug dealers.

Johnson faces up to 30 years in jail.

“The Murdaland Madia Piru and Dontray Johnson showed no concern for the Baltimore communities they flooded with murder, violence, and drugs. They irreparably damaged the families of their victims and the neighborhoods in which they operated,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Cekada in the statement. “Today’s plea shows the importance of investigating and prosecuting these violent groups who willfully destroy communities.”


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