Henderson teen linked to MGM, headed to court

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

A Henderson resident is scheduled to appear in federal court today after he was arrested Tuesday in connection with heroin and firearm trafficking.

Markeith Hart, 18, of 640 Ransom St., faces charges of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and possessing a firearm not registered in the National Firearm Registration.

He was jailed without bond in Vance County pending transfer of custody to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Hart is scheduled to have an initial appearance in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina today.

This is another of a series of arrest resulting from an ongoing investigation into heroin and firearm trafficking in the Henderson area. The investigation is being conducted by the Henderson Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Additional arrests are forthcoming.

Hart has been linked to the group known as the Money Gang Mob. MGM has been described by law enforcement as a violent criminal organization active in heroin and stolen firearms, and in recent years has been active in Henderson.

To date, the amount of heroin and removed from Henderson and neighboring states is at or near a half-million dollars. Dozens of firearms have also been removed.

There have been 15 people sentenced thus far with a minimum of 161 years and eight months to be served between them, an average of better than 10 years per conviction.