Whoa. Guess I gotta start being nicer to these guys. The Virginian-Pilot reports:
“The owner of a defunct Virginia Beach nightclub who has ties to the rap stars Clipse has been charged in U.S. District Court with leading a $10 million drug ring.
The 82-count indictment charges Gonzalez, 34, of Chesapeake and six others in a drug conspiracy that stretches from Hampton Roads across the country to South America and back. Police and federal agents were still searching for Gonzalez, also known as Geezy, as of late Monday
Federal agents recorded many of the drug sales, according to the indictment.
In one call, Gonzalez is told by one of his suppliers that, ‘I’m here with my boy and he’s giving me something right now… it’s really nice… like half in buds… half in shake,’ the indictment says.
In another recorded call, Gonzalez refers to himself as the “Last of the Mohicans” because he had not yet been caught, further stating, “They know that I ain’t crazy enough” to be dealing with “hand-to-hand stuff,” the court papers say.
Gonzalez oversaw some of the biggest drug shipments while underlings traveled the country making smaller deals, the indictment says. In one transaction, Gonzalez is accused of purchasing 625 pounds of marijuana for $540,000 in May 2007 from a supplier in Arizona. In another, he’s accused of buying 10 kilos of cocaine for $200,000.
Gonzalez had been the manager of the rappers Clipse at least through 2006, according to news reports. Clipse is brothers Pusha and Malice – Terrence and Gene Thornton – from Virginia Beach. Efforts to reach the rap stars were unsuccessful Monday.
Sidebar: Steven Victor is the group’s current manager.