Label/Studio Founded By Akon's Slain Road Manager Raided For Drug Operation

Police in Jersey

City, NJ raided the offices of Block Royal Entertainment, a Hip-Hop studio/record

label founded by Akon's slain road manager, claiming the business was a front

for a wholesale distribution ring that sold uncut heroin and cocaine. Robert

"Screw" Montanez founded Block Royal and helped promote the early career

of chart topping R&B singer Akon, who was with Montanez when he was shot and

killed outside of the Ringside Bar in Dec. 2004.Montanez

was killed when he became involved in an argument with a man who attempted rob

a necklace from Capone of Capone-N-Noreaga. Over

24 people associated with Block Royal Entertainment have been arrested by police,

who have been conducting various forms of surveillance of the organization over

the past three months. The

six month investigation, dubbed "Royal Flush," netted over 700 grams

of powered and crack cocaine, worth an estimated $70,000. Police

also recovered $30,000 in cash, four handguns, a bulletproof vest, hollow-point

bullets and four vehicles. “Law

enforcement wanted to see how extensive this network was,” Hudson County

Prosecutor Edward J. De Fazio told The Record. "As you can see, it

was quite extensive. Based on the amount we confiscated, it is clear this was

a large-scale wholesale distribution network. These were fellows dealing in large

amounts of drugs, and they were dealing to top distributors.”Those

arrested face various state and federal weapons and drug distribution charges.