Pretty good read and clean screenshots, man.
Voronov's the man, I still remember reading through his threads years ago, like the Otis Glassman one and just being dumbfounded by how great the roleplay was. So much inspiration.
I think the key thing that people dismiss when making these factions is that all the drug dealing isn't an end within itself. I mean, people don't deal drugs just to do it, dealing drugs, murder, all these crimes are motivated by something. You should make a character, not a drug dealer above all. This is why a lot of factions nowadays do not exceed what's expected of them. They put up a front, whether it's roleplaying for screenshots or building factions solely out of OOC relationships and then come up empty-handed when the characters don't flow.
Find what excites you and this is really important. If you're going to stick to anything you have to have that strive to be great and that's what motivates you, the drive.
Surround your faction with people who have that same drive, like you, this goes for everything, in this case DTOs and people who do this kind of roleplay.
Get into character. What I mean is, really try to be there and see what your character sees. Not just be who you are in real life, but think about how your character would act, how he would talk, dress. Study these communities, their culture, the people. Read, watch movies about it and change up. Try different things and see what works and what doesn't. Talk with your passionate faction members and brainstorm. But, above all else roleplay.
You don't need a thread, you don't need screenshots, you don't need to know anybody, you don't need guns, drugs, money, whatever. Get in-game and roleplay. I will guarantee something will spark up.