The Barksdale Organization led by Avon Barksdale was the most powerful and violent drug crew in Baltimore, Maryland and was the main focus of investigation in seasons one and three.



Avon BarksdaleEdit

Main article: Avon Barksdale

Avon Barksdale was the leader of the organization. He is now incarcerated serving a sentence of no less than twenty-five years.

The Wire- Stringer Bell plots his next move

Stringer BellEdit

Main article: Stringer Bell

Stringer was Avon Barksdale's second-in-command, and the main strategist behind their drug dealing organization. He was killed by Omar and Brother Mouzone.

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Shaun "Shamrock" McGintyEdit

Main article: Shaun McGinty

Shaun "Shamrock" McGinty was Stringer Bell's second in command while Avon Barksdale was in prison and oversaw the technical aspects of the drug operation on his behalf.


Season oneEdit

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Marquis "Bird" HiltonEdit

Main article: Marquis Hilton

Marquis "Bird" Hilton was a foul mouthed soldier in the Barksdale crew.

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Wintell "Little Man" RoyceEdit

Main article: Wintell Royce

Wintell "Little Man" Royce was a heavyset soldier in the Barksdale crew, responsible for enforcing their regime at the Franklin Towers, mainly Tower 221.



Main article: Perry

Perry was a soldier in the Barksdale organization, usually seen acting as security at the funeral home they use as a base of operations.

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Savino BrattonEdit

Main article: Savino Bratton

Savino Bratton was dread lock wearing soldier in the Barksdale crew.

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Anton "Stinkum" ArtisEdit

Main article: Anton Artis

Anton "Stinkum" Artis was a lieutenant and enforcer in the Barksdale crew, responsible for making re-supplies from the crew's base at the Franklin Towers to their territory in the low-rise projects, known as "The Pit".


Roland "Wee-Bey" BriceEdit

Main article: Roland Brice

Roland "Wee-Bey" Brice was the Barksdale organization's most trusted soldier, before being arrested in season one for multiple homicides.

Season twoEdit



Main article: Country

Country was a Barksdale soldier who returned to work for the organization as soon as he was released from prison, despite being on parole.

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Main article: Rico

Rico was a heavy-set Barksdale enforcer who often worked as a bodyguard or door man.



Main article: Tank

A minor Barksdale enforcer from season 3.

Season threeEdit

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Main article: Bernard

Bernard was responsible for buying the organization's disposable cell phones.

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Dennis "Cutty" WiseEdit

Main article: Dennis Wise

Cutty was an ex-convict who became affiliated with the Barksdales when they needed muscle, recommended by his cellmate Wee-Bey. As one of the more experienced and patient members, Cutty is highly effective in the organization until deciding that he is no longer looking to kill people in the drug war. He leaves the organization on respectful terms from Avon who later gives him money to start a boxing gym.

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Main article: Gerard

Gerard was an inexperienced Barksdale soldier.

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Main article: Sapper

Sapper was a simple-minded Barksdale soldier.

Slim Charles

Slim CharlesEdit

Main article: Slim Charles

Slim Charles was a mercenary hitman who became affiliated with the Barksdales when they needed muscle, after the arrests of Wee-Bey and Bird and the deaths of Little Man and Stinkum. After the organization crumbled, Slim began working for the New Day Co-Op.

Season five

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Main article: Tatar

Tater was a soldier working for Avon Barksdale. He was shot by Chris Partlow while attempting to drive away Perry, Slim Charles and Avon.

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D'Angelo BarksdaleEdit

Main article: D'Angelo Barksdale

D'Angelo Barksdale was Avon's nephew and a lieutenant in his drug dealing organization. He was killed in prison by a hitman sent by Stringer Bell.

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Ronnie MoEdit

Main article: Ronnie Mo

Ronnie Mo was a Barksdale Organization crew chief.

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Preston "Bodie" BroadusEdit

Main article: Preston Broadus

Bodie was a loyal drug dealer for the Barksdale organization, left to run his own small independent crew after the organization fell apart. He was subsequently killed by Marlo Stanfield's crew.

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Malik "Poot" CarrEdit

Main article: Malik Carr

Poot is a loyal drug dealer for the Barksdale organization, who serves brief prison time for his crimes. After returning from prison, he rejoins Bodie on his corner, but later leaves the game to work at a shoe store after Bodie was killed.



Main article: Sterling

Sterling was a member of D'Angelo Barksdale's crew who was shot by Omar Little.



Main article: Wallace

Wallace handled the count for D'Angelo Barksdale's crew. He was bothered by the brutal murder of Omar's boyfriend by the Barksdale crew, who left his body on display in the projects as a warning to others. He left the organization briefly and upon his return was murdered by Poot and Bodie on Stringer's orders.

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Herbert De'Rodd "Puddin" JohnsonEdit

Herbert De'Rodd "Puddin" Johnson is a Barksdale Organization drug dealer and a friend to Bodie Broadus and Poot Carr.


Marvin BrowningEdit

Main article: Marvin Browning

Marvin was a drug dealer for the Barksdale who, after being arrested by undercover policemen, lets on to Stringer while in prison the details of what the Baltimore officers know so far.

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Maurice LevyEdit

Main article: Maurice Levy

Levy was the Barksdale crew lawyer, also supplying important advice to Avon Barksdale and Stringer Bell.

Wendell Blocker

Wendell "Orlando" BlockerEdit

Main article: Wendell Blocker

Wendell "Orlando" Blocker was the manager of the Avon Barksdale's strip club front and a clean name for the liquor license.

Shardene Innes

Shardene InnesEdit

Main article: Shardene Innes

Shardene Innes was a dancer at Orlando's who had a relationship with D'Angelo Barksdale.




Main article: Donette

Donette was a girlfriend of D'Angelo Barksdale and later Stringer Bell.

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Brianna BarksdaleEdit

Main article: Brianna Barksdale

Brianna Barksdale is Avon's sister and D'Angelo's mother and is involved in the drug dealing.

The Wire- De'Londa Brice meets Wee-Bey in prison

De'Londa BriceEdit

Main article: De'Londa Brice

De'Londa Brice is Wee-Bey's girlfriend and the mother of his son, Namond.