Gang Prosecution Unit Indicts Three Individuals in DeKalb County for Violating Street Gang Terrorism Act

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Attorney General Chris Carr has announced a new indictment in DeKalb County targeting individuals accused of violating the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, along with various weapons offenses. Darius Scott, Jamerson McCammey, and Corey Dumas are charged with participating in criminal street gang activity associated with PDE, also known as Paradise East or Paper Drugs Extortion.

“Gangs prey on our most vulnerable communities, and they’re responsible for the majority of violent crimes that occur in our state,” said Carr. “Our partnership with APD has already resulted in the recovery of guns and drugs and the arrest of several suspected gang members, and our work is just getting started. All Georgians deserve to be safe, and those who engage in acts of violence will be held accountable.”

The Atlanta Police Department (APD) conducted the investigation.

“The Atlanta Police Department is committed to getting criminal street gangs off our streets and out of our neighborhoods,” said Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum. “Anytime we stop illegal activities, especially those driven by criminal street gangs, it is a win for communities locally and nationally. The indictment of these individuals proves that the commitment to and effectiveness of our law enforcement and public safety partnerships are making a positive impact in our communities.”

About PDE

PDE is a criminal street gang formed in the Bouldercrest Road area of DeKalb County. It derives its name from the apartment complex, Paradise East, which serves as the gang’s base of operation. PDE was born out of Sex Money Murder, a Blood gang from New York City. Members of PDE commonly use the moniker “4L,” to refer to the gang.

DeKalb County Indictment

On Feb. 20, 2024, the Attorney General’s Gang Prosecution Unit presented evidence to a DeKalb County Grand Jury, resulting in the indictment* of Darius Scott, Jamerson McCammey, and Corey Dumas. Specifically, the defendants are facing the following charges.

Darius Scott, 32, of Dallas:

  • 4 counts of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  • 3 counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • 1 count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • 1 count of Unlawful Possession of a Machine Gun
  • 1 count of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

Jamerson McCammey, 20, of Atlanta:

  • 2 counts of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  • 1 count of Possession of a Firearm by a First Offender Probationer

Corey Dumas, 17, of Atlanta:

  • 2 counts of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  • 1 count of Possession of a Handgun by a Person Under the Age of 18 Years