A federal indictment from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has lead to three arrests. "Big Daddy" Fred Wills Junior, his wife Makishea Wills and "Lil' Daddy" Kendall Callaham have been arrested for operating a $9 million drug ring for over a decade. The DEA is calling this bust one of the largest in Hampton Roads.
Wills is the owner of Big Daddy's Touch of the South restaurant on Virginia Beach Boulevard. Friends and restaurant patrons saw Big Daddy as a person who was doing good work for the community. Robert Williams frequented the restaurant and had only seen the good side of Wills.
"He's done a lot of philanthropic activities, he's given to the homeless, he's fed the homeless and you know people were just like wow- you never know."
However, the DEA says that the restaurant was a way for Wills and his partners to deal cocaine and launder the drug money. The indictment alleges that the ring sold more than 224 pounds of cocaine and smaller amounts of marijuana over ten years.