Black Mafia Suspects Arrested
(AJC) — Even though the Black Mafia Family has been pronounced dead and gone before, law enforcement officers are still picking up stragglers from the gang that at one time controlled or had a hand in virtually all the cocaine and crack sold in Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles and places in between. James Ergas with the U.S. Marshals Service said Thursday the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force picked up two BMF members last Friday in Buckhead and two others earlier this month – one in Atlanta and the other in Dayton, Ohio.
“There are still people out there with BMF but they don’t have the money [the group once had]. They aren’t as dangerous. The aren’t as organized or have connections to the drugs.” Ergas said Ernest Dennis, 37, and Johnathon Manigault, 26, were spotted in the parking lot of Fairfield Inn, heading toward a 2010 Lexus and a 2010 Mercedes Benz, both reported stolen. Together the two cars were valued at $130,000, Ergas said. The two allegedly also had fake IDs with “valid” credit cards to go with those names.