the republic logo

Leader of violent Atlantic City gang and brother convicted of drug conspiracy


CAMDEN, New Jersey — One of the leaders of a violent Atlantic City street gang and his brother have been convicted of drug conspiracy and weapons charges.

Mykal and Malik Derry were convicted Tuesday after a six-week trial in federal court in Camden.

Mykal Derry was a leader of the street gang known as "Dirty Block," ''Crime Fam," ''," or "3.6." He directed the gang's drug distribution activities, while Malik acted as an enforcer.

Prosecutors say the gang controlled heroin sales through gun violence, including at least one homicide.

Authorities say ring members distributed heroin in and around several public housing complexes in Atlantic City.

Thirty-four people have been accused of roles in the ring and more than 20 have either been convicted or pleaded guilty.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.