12 alleged gang members indicted in drug trafficking probe
Sam Quinones (LA Times) | April 12, 2012
Federal authorities have indicted 12 alleged gang members in San Bernardino County, accusing them of a major role in the county’s narcotics trade.
The defendants are alleged to be members of the California Garden Crips and the Delmann Heights Bloods -– both longtime San Bernardino gangs on the city’s west side. Nine were arrested Thursday morning, one was already in custody and two more remained at large.
The indictment culminated a year-long undercover investigation in which informants allegedly bought marijuana, methamphetamine and crack cocaine from the defendants in San Bernardino and Rialto, according to a federal indictment.
If convicted, seven defendants face a maximum sentence of life in prison; another five face sentences of up to 40 years in prison, authorities said.