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Uhuru leader’s sons arrested, accused of running drug house in St. Petersburg

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From Jamal Thalji: Police said they raided a home Tuesday night and arrested four men on charges that they were running a drug house and selling marijuana in the neighborhood.

Two of the men are the sons of local activist Omali Yeshitela, police said.

Those two were identified by police as Weusi Africa Waller, 29, and Mwamba Bandele Yeshitela, 25.

Their father is the 68-year-old founder of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement and a former candidate for mayor of St. Petersburg.

Omali Yeshitela could not be reached for comment. Continue reading here.

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