Alleged gang boss taken into custody on Steam Mill Road

The alleged leader of a Columbus gang was jailed early today after police searched a home on Steam Mill Road and found dangerous drugs.

Kenneth Earl Cotton, 18, was taken into custody at 1 a.m. after searching a home in the 5200 block of the street. He is held without bond in the Muscogee County Jail for an 8 a.m. Tuesday hearing in Recorder’s Court. Cotton is charged with one count each of possession of dangerous drugs, felony theft by taking, possession of a drug object, felony participation in criminal street gangs and second-degree burglary.

-Cotton was sought on outstanding warrants when police went to the home. His mother allowed police to search when they found a glass pipe used for smoking drugs, a digital scale and 43 Seroquel pills, a drug used to tread patients with bipolar, police.

-While inside the home, police also found several documents indicating that Cotton is the alleged “Bos” or gang leader of the Gangster Disciples 7414 gang. A list of associates also were listed on documents in the room.