A former high-ranking member of the notorious “Black Mafia Family” drug cartel who turned informant was arrested Monday after allegedly beating up two women.
Omari Lateef McCree was charged with battery and accused of punching his girlfriend’s friend in the face and slamming her to the ground last Friday, then hitting his girlfriend when she tried to break up the fracas, according to police reports.
McCree, 32, was able to make a $2,500 bond but is being held at the Fulton County jail because he violated the conditions of his parole for a 2005 cocaine trafficking conviction.
Regardless of the bond status, it is common practice for a parole officer to place a parole hold on an offender, ” Georgia Pardons and Parole Board spokeswoman Rita Rocker said. “Parole warrants are non-bondable.”
McCree was released on parole last year after serving less than five years of a 15-year prison sentence.
Arrested in 2005, he signed a confidential source agreement with federal investigators building a case against the so-called BMF, describing his role in the Atlanta-based drug ring and naming Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory as the primary source of cocaine in the $270 million enterprise.
Flenory, his brother Terry, and more than 150 others were indicted in 2005 as a result of information McCree and other informants provided as part of an investigation that lasted more than a dozen years and reached through 11 states.
McCree did not testify in court against the Flenory brothers or any BMF members.