Big Meech’s Release Date: When Exactly Will He Be Released?

Big Meech’s release date is  May 5, 2028, which is 36 months or 3 years earlier than it would have been under the 30-year jail term that he was originally sentenced to in 2008 for running a continuous criminal enterprise and for money laundering activities.

Big Meech (whose real name is Demetrius Edwards Flenory) was originally scheduled to be released from prison sometime in 2031, but he appealed for a reduction in his prison sentence, and United States District Judge David M. Lawson reduced his sentence by 36 months in 2021 under the USSG Amendment 782 revision. His brother Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, also sentenced to a 30-year jail term, was released to home detention in 2020.

Exactly When Will Big Meech Be Released?

Big Meech’s release date is now May 5, 2028. This is the date when he would be released from his current incarceration at the Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) in Sheridan in the United States of America. The co-founder of the Black Mafia Family (BMF) organization (now renamed Build More Families) was sentenced to 30 years in jail at his conviction in 2008, and his sentence would have lapsed in 2031.

After his junior brother Terry ”Southwest T” Flenory  – who was also sentenced to 30 years, was released to home incarceration sometime in 2020 due to his failing health conditions and the worsening Covid-19 epidermic breakout in prison, Big Meech also instituted an appeal to have himself also released to home confinement, but he failed to get a favorable ruling.

His lawyers filed an appeal on his behalf to have his sentence reviewed, and on June 14, 2021, United States District Judge David M. Lawson reduced the BMF organization co-founder’s prison sentence to 324 months from his initial sentence of 360 months (or 30 years). This sentence reduction shaved off 36 months or 3 years from his original sentence.

The main reason for Big Meech’s sentence reduction was because of a change in the sentencing guideline after he was convicted of running a continuous criminal organization and money laundering in 2008. Specifically, the change in USSG 782 (also known as Amendment 782) and 788 by the United States Sentencing Commission helped to reduce his sentence.

What Year Did Big Meech Go To Jail?

Big Meech was sentenced to prison in the year 2008, even though he was arrested in 2005.

Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his brother Terry “Southwest T” Flenory pleaded guilty to running a continuous criminal enterprise and cocaine trafficking charges in November 2007, and they were eventually sentenced to a 30-year jail term each for their offenses in September 2008. So Big Meech technically began his sentence in 2008, which is still running to date.

Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory was arrested alongside his junior brother Terry “Southwest T” Flenory by the agents of the United States government in 2005, after close to two decades of comprehensive investigations into the modus operandi of the Black Mafia Family organization. This also included investigating about 150 other drug traffickers that were part of the BMF family.

When Was Big Meech Arrested And Why?

Big Meech was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2005 after a long and detailed investigation into the drug trafficking activities of the Black Mafia Family organization. The BMF garnered momentum in the late 1990s or early 2000s, but their activities go as far back as the late 1980s while Big Meech was still in High school.

Big Meech and his little brother Southwest T grew up in a poor home and neighborhood and were exposed to a life of crime from a very early age. While they were in High School in the late 1980s, the two brothers were already drug traffickers who sold cocaine to others in small packs at $ 50. Back then, they were simply known as the $ 50 boys.

By the turn of the century in 2000, the two brothers had built up a very large cocaine trafficking and money laundering enterprise, whose operation had spread across several states in the United States of America, including Ohio, Alabama, Florida, California, Michigan, and several others just to mention a few states.

The Black Mafia Family, by this time, had grown to about 500 personnel who were actively involved in their cocaine trafficking business and a few gang-related episodes across their operational areas. The BMF’s headquarters was based in Atlanta, and they were shipping cocaine and heroin worth hundreds of millions of dollars across the United States, with solid links to Mexican drug cartels.

While the DEA was able to wiretap some of the BMF’s known associates and were able to intercept and arrest some of them while they were moving drugs and money across the United States, the government’s breakthrough into the brother’s operations came when they began feuding with each other in 2003. Things got so bad that the brothers were not even on speaking terms.

The DEA wiretapped Southwest T’s phone and, over the course of five months, was able to produce 900-pages of transcribed conversations of valuable information between Southwest T and several of his business associates. They presented all these and more as evidence in court, with which they were able to convict the two brothers in 2008.

Some of the information they were able to extract from Southwest T’s wiretap included him complaining about his big brother Big Meech’s lavish and flamboyant lifestyle. He felt this was drawing unnecessary actions to their business operations and the source of the wealth he was flaunting around.

He must also have discussed business transactions with some of his associates that he called from his line probably in much detail, and it was all these and some more information gathered from previous investigations that were presented during the brothers’ indictment, of which they had no choice than to plead guilty to the charges leveled against them by the government.

How Many Years Does He Have Left?

Big Meech’s release date is May 5, 2028, which is now 36 months earlier than when his original sentence was meant to lapse sometime in 2031, so Big Meech has less than five calendar years left to serve in prison. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson  III, who has been producing the Black Mafia Family television series, was elated about Big Meech’s early release date back in 2021.

Truth is that Big Meech could have been released earlier to home detention like his brother in 2020, except that his appeal was denied by the judge in charge of the case. The judge stated that he had seen no change in Big Meech’s behavior as he was still parading himself as a drug kingpin in jail and had violated certain prison rules like being in possession of a phone and weapons in jail.

Feyisayo Oluokun
Feyisayo Oluokun
Feyisayo is a passionate writer, voracious reader and a lover of romance. She is interested in doing intensive research, traveling and exploring new things.


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