Elliott, a white supremacist, was arrested as part of a major law enforcement drug sweep in March 2013. During the raid, law enforcement found large amounts of “ice” methamphetamine. While executing five search warrants, law enforcement discovered more than 30 firearms, about $1,300 in cash and several vehicles that were being used to transport illegal drugs, according to court records.
The sweep resulted in the arrests of 15 people from four Alabama counties, the culmination of what federal officials said was a yearlong undercover drug operation Five others picked up during the raids were also arrested on charges related to meth smuggling.
Among the five is William “Wild Bill” Elliott, also of Elmore County. William Elliott is Mark Elliott’s older brother, who federal authorities have contended was a trusted lieutenant in the operation. Law enforcement has said it was discovered during the investigation that several of the Elliotts’ alleged co-conspirators, have also used violence, threats of violence, and intimidation to further their drug dealing efforts and to collect money.