Uncle Murda Associate Ra Diggs Arrested For Running Drug Ring, Faces Life In Prison

By Allen Starbury   /   Published 10/09/10

Ra Diggs and Uncle MurdaWaka Flocka associate and Murda Team rapper Ra Diggs was reportedly arrested in New York City on Tuesday (October 5), for his participation in the what police are calling the "Gowanus Drug Trade."

According to the New York Daily News, Ra Diggs (real name: Ronald Herron) was named -- along with eight others -- in a federal indictment, thanks to incriminating evidence obtained through his YouTube videos (Youtube/VandogEnt) and Twitter posts (@RaDiggs).

In one tweet, the rapper wrote having "5000 n****s with them lorcins [handguns] ready to turn the pigs kids into orphins," court docs said.

And in videos from his Youtube page, the ex-con is seen wearing body armor and firing guns at a target range. He even also boasts that he ordered a shooting from his hospital bed and "beat a body", a "reference to his 2002 murder acquittal after two witnesses were threatened and refused to testify against him," reported the paper.

Attorneys said Diggs warned against people "snitching" by instilling fear by mentioning a murder in the Gowanus Houses housing project of a victim who reportedly helped authorities.

Prosecutors said the rapper was wounded by a rival drug dealer in 1998, and the gunman was killed two days later by Herron's cousin.

Authorities said the drug organization is based around a neighborhood in downtown Brooklyn and have been operating for years. Diggs has apparently been on the Feds radar for more than two years and even before his apprehension in Manhattan on October 5.

Undercover detectives have made more than 65 drug buys from members of Herron's crew at the Gowanus Houses since 2008, many of which were recorded on video, that could put the dealers in prison for at least 10 years. The crew have also been linked to four killings, but no one is charged in the three-count indictment.

If convicted, the rapper could face life in prison.

He was picked up by the NYPD outside Club Amnesia on Tuesday, and when detective searched his vehicle, they found a loaded 9 mm pistol in the glove box.

Diggs is being held without bail.

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  • http://www.GoldMetalPoloKicks Black Snowmobile Champagne Drinkin Nigga

    and
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    CRIME DONT PAY..
    MA-MA-MA-MA MALCOLM..
    MA-MA-MA-MA-MA- MARTIN..
    BIG UP ALL THE MONSTER ISLAND MASSIVE!!!

  • http://iamsoze.blogspot.com/ VENGEANCE IS MINE!!!!

    snitchin on yo self?????

    #stupidboyswag!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.bodys.com Shopping Cart Arron Kee

    did any of this "so-called" real nigga shit make hip hop any better?
    I dont see it. Dude killed & sold hella drugs and rhymed decent but it all sounds like the same old story.
    my uncle raps like Diggs when he gets drunk.
    just sayin

  • http://www.caligotbeatz.com Cali Got Beatz

    to all you jitts....crime do pay this country was built off crime and criminals shit your first beloved president geoerge Washington was a got damn fugitive from great Britain he was a scumbbag ass criminal bitch i hate the way dumb niggas do the black man you want to be with ya slave master so much you blind deaf and still fucking dumb

  • http://www.caligotbeatz.com Cali Got Beatz

    oh and like jeezy said...just dont get caught

  • white boy roy

    thats one dumb spade

  • http://www.tigerRoseAbove.com Gallon Anna Pound

    cali got beats IS right 2 an extent.
    but LIFE in Prison???
    we have got 2 do better
    get money (legitimately) teach kids

  • Baby Dame

    The block is too hot nowadays to be spittin' about bodies and yola. Switch it up from time to time. You can trap all you want, but don't incriminate yourself in the process, damn! Somebody in the police force just got a promotion just by listening to this niggas bars. Wow!

  • TimeServed

    I bet you young punks think that dude Ra Diggs is a gangsta huh? any nigga gettin' on you tube flossin' and perpetratin' hood activities is askin' to get that ass snipped. Let's see whose next to indict themselves? Lil Wayne, Rick Ross? Jeezy? Gucci Mane? dumb niggaz running wild I tell ya' Got no class. used to be you kept your dirt UNDER THE RUG NOT ON TOP WHERE EVERYBODY CAN SEE IT! CLOWNS!!!

  • mysticsnow

    Stupid fuck, all on dat fucking youtube snitching on hiself, does niggas know how to lay laid anymore, shut the fuck up and make ya money, take care of ya business. Don't you know them boys got a whole team just for internet, they all on them youtubes, facebooks, twitters looking for week niggas to snitch on themselves

  • http://www.212DiamondCity.com 212 DiAMOND CiTY DOT COM

    tisk tiskkk...

  • http://blazayblahzay,com bigcees-A-E-THANG

    I GUESS THE DUMB GET DUMBER, AND FAKE GANSTAS GET THAT LIFE NUMBER.....JACKASS!

  • http://www.ballerstatus.com Red Boy G

    Don't fuckin' wit Ra Diggs a real Gangsta! wit my nigga Uncle murda who run NYC!! muddafuckas!

  • GiGi

    Dude I'm sad to read this- It's not the way! I truly understand the effects of letting attitude outweigh potential. I live with it everyday! For 1- u dont snitch on urself! 2- if u beat it! dont keep doin it, take it 2 da grave in silence! Hope u r not yet anotha brotha bout 2 b lost in the system. When yall gonna see incarceration is another form of JIM CROW! White Boy Roy callin him a spade behind a screen is a punk ass move! U probably descended from lil dick men who secretly envy the brothas.

  • THE_TRUTH

    FUCK RA DIGGS WHO CARES HES A CLOWN ANYWAY
    IS HE RELEVANT IN RAP? NO
    DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO HE IS? NO
    IS HE POPULAR? NO
    ITS JUST 1 LESS YOUTUBE/MYSPACE RAPPER OUT THERE LOL
    .
    I COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THIS GUY OR IF HE SPENDS HIS LIFE IN JAIL
    MATTER FACT, IM GLAD HES GOING TO BE IN JAIL 4 LIFE
    TRUTH BE TOLD HE DESERVES IT
    IF HE KILLED SOMEONE , AND SOLD DRUGS ETC THEN YEA HE CAN SIT AND ROT HIS ASS IN JAIL FOR ALL I CARE THE REST OF HIS LIFE.

  • THE_TRUTH

    FUCK RA DIGGS WHO CARES HES A CLOWN ANYWAY
    IS HE RELEVANT IN RAP? NO
    DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO HE IS? NO
    IS HE POPULAR? NO
    ITS JUST 1 LESS YOUTUBE/MYSPACE RAPPER OUT THERE LOL
    .
    I COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THIS GUY OR IF HE SPENDS HIS LIFE IN JAIL
    MATTER FACT, IM GLAD HES GOING TO BE IN JAIL 4 LIFE
    TRUTH BE TOLD HE DESERVES IT
    IF HE KILLED SOMEONE , AND SOLD DRUGS ETC THEN YEA HE CAN SIT AND ROT HIS ASS IN JAIL FOR ALL I CARE THE REST OF HIS LIFE.

  • Nikky Pipes

    he aint snitch himself out, they took advantage of his freedom of speach rights

  • Anonymous

    Your government kills people and sells drugs everyday.

    EVERY DAMN DAY.

  • Lil boy

    rah diggs is still a teenager i was on the island in 99 wit him. he know who i be i cant believe murda went down wit dem crazy ass niggaz dis L.B from e.n.y a.k.a L the rappa

  • Lil boy

    i was locked up wit rah diggz in 99 in the 4 building son still a teenager. jail bird