|First Appearance||Lil' Crime Stoppers|
Gino was a notorious kingpin in the South Park underworld, known for his involvement in the drug trade. He used poor families, such as Stuart McCormick and Carol McCormick, to make meth, which he would then have his men sell, and cut a deal with Lieutenant Murphy and Detective Jenkins for his protection in exchange for a cut of his profits. Working out of his headquarters at the Peppermint Hippo strip club, the careful detective work of the South Park Junior Detectives and Detective Hopkins was enough to expose Gino, and he was soon turned on by his former partners, Murphy and Jenkins, before they themselves died.
These folks were all involved in Gino's drug operations, including Jenkins and Murphy, with the McCormick Family having made meth for Gino at some point.
Gino was the original owner of the famous Peppermint Hippo strip club, but since his death, it's been passed on to new management.
- Lil' Crime Stoppers (s07e06; debut)
- Although his mention of "the McCormicks" was off-handed, it was later confirmed in "The Poor Kid" that they indeed had a meth lab, suggesting Gino meant Kenny's family after all.