A South Philadelphia drug gang is officially history after the conviction of seven key members by a federal jury.
The Sanders Drug Trafficking Organization operated out of a Queen Village apartment complex, dealing large amounts of crack cocaine between March 2009 and August 2011. Though crack was their mainstay, they also offered heroin, marijuana, Oxycodone and other prescription drugs at several locations within the Courtyard Apartments the 500, 600 and 700 blocks of Christian Street, federal prosecutors said.
Fifteen members were indicted in September and eight of them accepted plea bargains before going to trial. Kingpin Mayoshi "O" Sanders and his confederates peddled at least a half-kilogram of cocaine during the gang’s run, often unknowingly selling to undercover Philadelphia police officers.