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Testimony in drug gang cousins trial continues

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Clinton Lewis, left, and Martin Lewis, photo courtesy Shelby County Sheriff's Office. Clinton Lewis, left, and Martin Lewis, photo courtesy Shelby County Sheriff's Office.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Massive amounts of cocaine sat in the courtroom Thursday as testimony continued in the Craig Petties drug organization trial.

The Petties drug organization is considered the most notorious in Memphis history.  Thursday's testimony shed light onto how much cocaine funneled into Memphis and how violent the gang could be, even to its own associates.

During another day in the trial of Petties' alleged hitmen, cousins Martin and Clinton Lewis, one associate testified that he personally oversaw the distribution of up to 160 kilos of cocaine per month.  He said he earned some $300,000 every single month.

Boxes filled with bags of cocaine sat in the courtroom during much of Thursday's testimony, just feet from members of the jury.

Jury members heard from Billy Ray Myles, another known Petties gang associate who said Clinton Lewis chased him down and shot him after he stole drugs from the group.

The cousins are also accused of killing others for much less, prosecutors said.

The trial continues Friday morning at 9:30.  There is no information on when Petties himself might testify.

Martin and Clinton Lewis have pleaded not guilty to committing murder for the organization.

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