Twisted Black’s Bodyguard Sentenced to 19 Years for Crack Sales

Leroy LaShawn “Big” Shelton, a former bodyguard for incarcerated MC, Tommy “Twisted Black” Burns, was sentenced to 19 years in prison on charges he distributed crack cocaine in the Fort Worth, TX area. According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, District Judge Robert Junell ruled that Shelton also obstructed justice when he fled to Flint, Michigan following the July 2006 arrest of Twisted Black. Burns and Shelton were accused of distributing more than 1,000 grams of crack between 2001 and 2005. “Someone assisting in the movement of that much crack cocaine to Midland needs to be taken off the streets,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeff Parras. Twisted Black was sentenced to 30 years in prison after losing a jury trial last November.

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  • Cookie Savage

    Crackas got another one

  • ddubbzz

    Damn..19 years for selling some crack…fuck texas

  • NickBizzle

    Twisted Who? Man my uncle got 15 for like 2 grams. And why did they say 1000 grams why not just 2 pounds isn’t that what it adds up to roughly?

  • lol

    damn ima have a space ship by da time thiz nigga gets out lolz

  • BlackApril

    Yeah, Texas has more stringent laws on things like this than most other states. 1000 grams really isn’t as much as the phrasing suggest it is. They make it seem as if it’s 1000 pounds instead of about 2.5 pounds.

  • Dr Flav

    2 pounds, 3 ounces or better yet a kilo.

  • SugarHill

    LOL @ Nickbizzle. You can tell this nigga never dealt with grams, ounces and the metric system.

  • jadaqwest

    twisted black is a legend!!!!around funkytown aka murdaworth or you slow peeps up north aka fort worth…hip hop was about to get a true star….he wasnt like ny’s bullshit so called bag of rock rappers…..he was the trill deal 817 up!!!!!!…..jadaqwest

  • grapes

    Haha…he had a song on NBA 07 that was pretty sick. 15 for 2 grams? DAMN that sucks.


    A kilo is 1,000 grams. Easy to remember.

  • Worley

    Big Marc I caught the Starks reference.

    Brothers need to realize selling drugs is a government job. They put it in your hand and then lock you up for it. Ask Noriega.

    Brothers gotta also learn it’s easier to do four years of college and three to five years of professional school than it is to do 19, 25, 30 years and come home to what? Leave that quick money alone. It don’t add up in the long run.

  • AlmightyCV

    A key over a four yr. period ain’t really shit. They were just low level dealers.

  • haha

    yo, in 5 years they pushed a key .. lol

  • Mike Patch Fortworth, TX

    Hell of a way to put Fortworth on the map!

  • ki

    1008 is a ki

  • meezy

    those crackers are not playing in Texas

  • Cuban Link

    Damn, Texas doesnt fuck around!They hand out death penalties like food stamps down there.

  • HZA

    WORLEY I think you hit the nail on the head! 1 LUV FUNKYTOWN 4 LIFE!

  • Caine

    AlmightyCV Says:

    September 8th, 2007 at 3:53 pm
    A key over a four yr. period ain’t really shit. They were just low level dealers.

    ^^ You’ve never sold shit. Stop frontin for da net.

    haha Says:

    September 9th, 2007 at 4:22 am
    yo, in 5 years they pushed a key .. lol

    ^^ You’ve been in your momma basement for the last 8 years. Get a life. You know u fake.