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Suspected MS-13 gang members charged in NC with Virginia murder (Raleigh, NC): Members of a U.S. Marshals Service task force on Monday detained two suspected MS-13 gang members who are wanted in Virginia for murder.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: March 20, 2018

North Carolina Drug Ring Dismantled (North Carolina): One-time major suppliers of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana in North Carolina’s Triangle region will be spending decades behind bars, thanks to local, state, and federal law enforcement partners determined to stop violent gangs that profit from narcotics trafficking.
Source:    Date: March 19, 2018

Dozens of bloods gang members plead guilty in NC (Charlotte, NC): The U.S. Attorney's Office announced a major takedown this week of the Bloods Gang. 83 members were arrested last May and this week U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray said 35 of them have entered guilty pleas.
Source: Spectrum News     Date: March 13, 2018

Gang members take guilty pleas (Gastonia, NC): Five Cleveland County residents are among 35 gang members who recently pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and other charges. Members of the Nine Trey Gangsters set of the United Blood Nation include high-ranking leaders within the organization.
Source: Gaston Gazette    Date: March 12, 2018

New Hanover looks at more SROs, measures to secure schools (New Hanover County, NC) : When Lt. Eric Brown walked the halls of Wilmington’s Hoggard High School Monday, he was one of several law enforcement officers at the school.
Source: StarNews    Date: March 12, 2018

Brothers, rival gang members face drug charges (Burlington, NC): Two Burlington brothers in rival gangs were arrested Friday, March 9, on various drug charges after a search of a Burlington residence.
Source: Times-News    Date: March 12, 2018

Acting ‘godfather’ of East Coast Bloods among those pleading guilty to Charlotte-based charges (Charlotte, NC): Almost three dozen accused United Blood Nation gang members – including a “godfather” who helped run East Coast operations from a New York prison cell – have pleaded guilty to charges outlined in a sweeping federal indictment issued in Charlotte last year.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: March 12, 2018

Wilmington Bloods Gang members sentenced in federal court (Wilmington, NC): Several Wilmington gang members who gathered guns to prepare for a confrontation with a rival gang in Goldsboro are going to prison.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: March 9, 2018

Wilmington Bloods member sentenced in plot to hit rival gang (Raleigh, NC): A Wilmington man was the last of 11 members of a local Bloods street gang subset to be sentenced to federal prison in a plot to carry out a hit on a rival gang in Goldsboro, according to a news release.
Source: StarNews    Date: March 9, 2018

Fayetteville's 'Priority No. 1' gang leader gets 35 years in prison (Fayetteville, NC): A gang leader authorities dubbed "Priority No. 1" has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for orchestrating shootings, home invasions, carjackings and other crimes in the Fayetteville area, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: March 7, 2018

Let the jury decide, says judge who released accused murderer from jail (Durham, NC): A prosecutor says Elijah Everett bought toboggans and gloves preparing to retaliate after his friend was shot to death.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: March 5, 2018

Six charged in gang shootout in Princeville (Princeville, NC): Local and state authorities arrested six suspects last week in connection to a broad daylight gangland-style shootout between Bloods and Crips in Princeville that caught in the crossfire a loaded school bus and a bystander who sustained injuries.
Source: Rocky Mountain Telegraph    Date: March 3, 2018

N.C. Supreme Court to hear Racial Justice Act death row cases (Fayetteville, NC): The North Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether three death row inmates from Fayetteville-area homicides will get another chance to commute their sentences to life without parole, the North Carolina Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty said Friday.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: March 2, 2018

Sheriff: 8 gang members arrested in Edgecombe drug bust (Rocky Mount, NC): A multi-agency operation has yielded the arrests of eight documented gang members in a drug bust in North Carolina
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: February 22, 2018

8 ‘Sex Money Murder’ Blood gang members arrested in Rocky Mount drug bust (Rocky Mount, NC): Eight documented gang members were arrested in a Rocky Mount drug bust that led to the seizure of more than 500 bags of heroin, nearly $14,000 in cash, and guns, the Edgecombe County sheriff announced Wednesday.
Source: WNCN News    Date: February 21, 2018

Giving gang members a future off the streets (Wilmington, NC): Before Lamar Wheeler spent one day at his new construction job, he spent three weeks working out at the gym, doing yoga and taking classes on financial management and team building. Each event was part of TRU Colors Brewing’s new apprentice program preparing gang members for life after the streets.
Source: StarNews    Date: February 21, 2018

7 Arrested in Undercover Drug Operation Led by Southern Pines Police (Souther Pines, NC): Authorities say a year-long drug investigation has led to arrest of a “prominent member of an organized street gang” and six other people accused of contributing to the distribution of cocaine and heroin in Southern Pines.
Source: The Pilot    Date: February 21, 2018

2nd Wilmington gang member jailed under association law (Wilmington, NC): A judge in Wilmington last week sentenced an alleged gang member to one month in jail for violating an injunction against two dozen members of a Port City street gang.
Source: StarNews    Date: February 20, 2018

44 arrested in “coordinated takedown” aimed at violent crimes, guns and drugs (Charlotte, NC): In what authorities are calling a “coordinated takedown” aimed at violent and repeat criminals, federal and local law enforcement agencies arrested 44 people in the Charlotte area over a two-day period that began early Monday.
Source: Qcitymetro    Date: February 14, 2018

Gang alternative program empowers with life skills and leadership (Charlotte, NC): The largest gang prevention program in Mecklenburg County, Gang Alternative Principals (GAP), will begin its spring session on Saturday, Feb. 17.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: February 14, 2018

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