One of the men behind a massive multi–state drug operation based out of Detroit has been captured by U.S. Marshals thanks to a WXYZ viewer tip.
Robert Lee Brown was arrested on Detroit's west side after being featured on our Detroit's Most Wanted segment.
The leaders in a giant drug operation were busted and dozens were arrested, but the Marshals were looking for the final three men, including Brown, to wrap up the case.
It was called Operation Top Gun, a nine year DEA investigation that lead to 34 indictments for a massive drug operation.
“This organization was sending not only pills but heroin, crack cocaine, all this from Detroit to West Virginia,” Deputy U.S. Marshal Aaron Garcia said.
Busted after years of investigation, the organized crime ring was sending drugs from Detroit to West Virginia.
On June 8, there was a major sting of the 34 suspects named in the indictment. Eight were identified here in Detroit, five were arrested leaving three on the lamb.
Now, two remain.
They quickly moved right to the top of the U.S. Marshals Most Wanted list.
“Devonte Maddox is 25 years old, huge ties to Detroit – this is his area,” Garcia said.
Both are east siders, Maddox is 5’7” and 170 pounds.
Sean Phillips is 25 years old. He’s 6’0” tall, 170 pounds with recognizable tattoos.
“He has a heart ‘I love you ma’ on his wrist and he also has rip Constance, cost of love 8-27-09 with a heart on his left arm,” Garcia said.
There’s a reward for information leading to the arrest of Maddox and Phillips.
You can call the U.S. Marshals anytime at (313) 234-5656 and remain anonymous.