Suspects in April murder indicted for drugs

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Updated: 6/06/2013 9:36 pm Published: 6/06/2013 7:32 pm

Four alleged gang member have been locked up in a grand jury indictment that accuses them of selling crack cocaine.

Lorell Battle, 30, Paul Battle, 31, Thomas Jackson, 28, and Gaywone Blades, 18, are accused of being involved in with a notorious street gang in Tulsa.

A grand jury indictment claims they've sold drugs, been a part of violent attacks and extortion in the 61st Street South Peoria Avenue.

Police tell FOX23 News that Lorell Battle and Blades are suspects in the murder of Anthony Campbell who was gunned down April, 3 but they have not been charged.

Court records show Campbell was a federal witness in a case that put gang members in prison.

After the homicide, Sgt. Sean Larkin with the TPD Organized Gang Unit told FOX23 News in a ride-a-long that gang killings often go unsolved.

"That's what gangsters do -- they put fear and terrorize their neighborhood," said Larkin.

The indictment shows Battle and Blades were arrested shortly after Campbell's murder on April 3 for drugs and guns.

U.S. prosecutors say the group was the target of a two-year investigation by police.

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