Terry Flenory is back home after being released from prison in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Terry Flenory, also known as Southwest T, is an infamous American drug dealer and businessman. He is also known as the younger brother of Big Meech. The business mogul is the co-founder of a criminal organization based in Detroit, Michigan, United States, known as the Black Mafia Family (BMF). Meech and Terry were sentenced to thirty years in prison in 2005 for drug trafficking and money laundering. While Meech is still in jail, Terry is out.
Terry Flenory and His Big Brother Co-founded BMF
Terry Flenory and his elder brother, Big Meech, co-founded a money laundering and drug trafficking business known as the Black Mafia Family during their high school days. The duo formed the notorious organization in 1985 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. With time, the brothers expanded their illegal trade networks to other states in the United States. And by this, the brothers managed to employ more than five hundred employees.
Together with their crew, Southwest T and his brother began trafficking thousands of kilograms of cocaine in more than fifteen states. The states which significantly patronized the Black Mafia Family trade included Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, California, Missouri, Florida, Michigan, Louisiana, North Carolina, Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee.
They Fell Out in 2003 Before Being Arrested in 2005
However, in 2003, the brothers had a misunderstanding. Consequently, Terry Flenory relocated to Los Angeles, California, United States, to establish his business abandoning Big Meech in Atlanta. The two continued with their illegal business separately.
In a twist of fate, the BMF brothers were tracked and arrested in 2005. They were charged and tried with multiple incidences of cocaine possession. In addition, the BMF brothers were found guilty of operating a criminal enterprise. As a result, they were sentenced to thirty years in prison in 2008, respectively.
However, in 2020, Terry Flenory and other prisoners were released to home confinement as a result of the spread of Covid-19 in prisons. The release happened in May 2020. Flenory was considered after his poor health condition worsened. However, his brother, Big Meech, remained in prison, serving his sentence.
What Was Terry Flenory’s Sentence?
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in 2005, indicted members of the Black Mafia Family. After the trial, Terry Flenory and Big Meech were sentenced to thirty years imprisonment. Prosecutors alleged the BMF made over $270 million during their illegal operations.
In October 2005, reports stated that some thirty members of BMF were busted in a significant drug raid orchestrated by the DEA. The DEA seized about $3 million in cash and assets, numerous weapons, and 2.5 kilograms of cocaine during the raid. Before the raids, the DEA had arrested seventeen BMF members and seized $5.3 million in cash, 632 kilograms of cocaine, and $5.7 million in assets.
Reports also claimed that BMF was responsible for moving more than 2,500 kilograms of cocaine throughout the United States. Terry Flenory and Big Meech were charged under the Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute with conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, possession with intent to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine, and two counts of possession with intent to distribute over 5kg of cocaine.
Terry was captured and arrested in St. Louis with small amounts of marijuana and a few weapons found throughout the house. The house was also occupied by multiple members at the time of the arrest. Terry Flenory and his brother, Big Meech, are still serving their sentences at the time of writing this.
Is Terry Flenory Alive?
After Terry Flenory was shot in October 2021, rumors of his death began spreading online afterward. However, contrary to these speculations, Southwest T only sustained injuries but did not die. He is still observing his home confinement and is active on Instagram as well.
Furthermore, before his arrest, Terry Flenory was involved in a fight with a rival gang in Detroit, Michigan, United States, where he was shot in the eye. However, he did not die. He was rushed to the hospital immediately after the incident, where he was successfully treated.