YouTube video leads cops to drugs, guns, dead dog at Harvey home

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Harvey police arrested three alleged gang members for drug crimes and dogfighting after the young men bragged in a 40-minute YouTube video that they were selling drugs and staging dog fights. | Harvey Police Dept.

In a lengthy video posted on YouTube, a group of men appear to flash guns, smoke marijuana, sell drugs, brag about dog fighting and even say they have a dead dog in the garage of a home in south suburban Harvey.

Harvey police detectives who watched the video recognized several of thosemen as known gang members.

And that led to a raid of the home on Wednesday that turned up guns, drugs — and the dead dog,according to Sean Howard, a spokesman for the Harvey Police Department.

Three alleged gang memberswere taken into custody and charges are pending,Howard said.

“There are several people in the 40-minute video with guns and drugs,” Howardsaid. “The group even sold marijuana to an individual while the video was being recorded. The group boasted of dog fighting and admitted that there was a deceased dog in the garage. The dog died during a fight with another dog.”

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the items shown on the video, and raided the home in 100 block of West 158th Street about 4 a.m., Howard said.

A large amount of marijuana and several guns were confiscated, and the dead dog was found, along with two other “poorly-treated dogs,” Howard said. They also confiscated “a significant amount of a white substance, believed to be cocaine,” which is being analyzed by lab technicians.

Howardsaid “lead gang member in the video is known as ‘MONK'” and that he was under house arrest at the time of the raid.

Harvey police arrested alleged gang members who posted a 40-minute video on YouTube showing guns and what appear to be drugs. | Harvey Police Dept.

Harvey police arrested alleged gang members who posted a 40-minute video on YouTube showing guns and what appear to be drugs. | Harvey Police Dept.

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