Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, center of
a federal probe involving Murder Inc., is also being investigated for a drug-related
double homicide outside of an apartment complex in Owings Mills, Maryland, newly
filed court records state.
Court papers filed Wednesday in U.S. District
Court in Baltimore stated that "a double homicide in front of [a] stash
house in Owings Mills, Maryland, led to the discovery of McGriff’s involvement
in the current [firearm] offense."
According to the court papers, during an August
24, 2001 search of the Red Run Apartment complex, investigators found McGriff’s
fingerprints, $30,000 in cash, a stolen handgun and a gift certificate from
a handgun training course issued to "Lee Tuten," which prosecutors
alleged was one of McGriff’s aliases.
The raids of the apartments were carried out
three days after the double slaying that took the lives of Dwayne Thomas, 31,
and Karon Russell Clarrett, 28.
No one was charged in the double homicide.
Investigators said they also found large amounts
of powdered and crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia inside of the "stash
The court papers also allege that numerous items
related to the "Crime Partners 2000" were found. Authorities allege
that the companies formed by McGriff to produce the film were actually part
of an elaborate money laundering scheme.
McGriff’s attorney, Robert M. Simels recently
denied the charges aimed at McGriff.
McGriff is scheduled to be sentenced Monday for
firing a gun at a Glen Burnie shooting range, a violation of his probation.
He faces 30 to 37 months in prison.