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21 arrested in regional drug suspect sweep (Nashville, NC): Small-town drug dealers aren’t living large with gold chains and fistfuls of cash, Sheriff Keith Stone says. When his deputies lock them up, some can’t even scrape together bond money.
Source: The Wilson Times    Date: June 23, 2016

Burlington Police Blame Gang Violence for Rash of Recent Shootings (Burlington, NC): Burlington police continue to investigate a rash of shootings across the city. On Monday, there were two shootings, just four hours apart and less than a mile away from each other. "We are obviously seeing an increase in this type of activity,” said Capt. Brett Taylor with the Burlington Police Department. “I hope this is a rash, because they go away."
Source: Time Warner Cable News    Date: June 21, 2016

Gang leader convicted in kidnapping of Wake prosecutor's father (Raleigh, NC): A federal court jury on Tuesday found a gang leader guilty of masterminding the kidnapping of a Wake County prosecutor's father two years ago as payback for putting him behind bars.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: June 21, 2016

Dozens arrested in Nash County round-up targeting drugs, guns and gangs (Spring Hope, NC): Undercover police officers expect to arrest dozens of suspects tied to drugs, guns and gangs in a Nash County initiative this week. The drug round-up, called Operation Spring Break, started Monday and is expected to last two days. Some suspects have already been arrested and are facing charges in connection to crimes involving drugs, guns and gang violence.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: June 20, 2016

20 people, including HS student, arrested in Nash County drug roundup (Nash County, NC): About 20 people, including a Southern Nash High School student, were arrested Monday as part of "Operation Spring Break," - a two-day drug roundup in Nash County.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: June 20, 2016

Gang leader denies role in kidnapping, calling it 'stupid' (Raleigh, NC): A gang leader accused of masterminding from behind bars the abduction of the father of a Wake County prosecutor two years ago said Friday that he never would never have risked his empire on a "stupid" caper.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: June 17, 2016

Florida gang member sentence in Market Street heroin sales (New Hanover County, NC): A Florida gang member will spend up to two years in jail after being sentence for heroin sales at a Market Street hotel.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: June 14, 2016

NC prison officials knew of threat to Wake prosecutor months before kidnapping (Raleigh, NC): North Carolina prison officials were aware that a reputed gang leader had threatened a Wake County prosecutor for more than a year before her father was kidnapped, a witness testified Wednesday.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: June 8, 2016

Reputed Gangster on Trial in Plot to Kidnap Prosecutor's Dad (Raleigh, NC): A violent criminal described as a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang goes on trial Monday in North Carolina on a federal kidnapping charge after authorities say he helped orchestrate the abduction of a prosecutor's father from his prison cell.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: June 6, 2016

Gang activity suspected in latest Hamlet shooting (Hamlet, NC): A weekend shooting — the third with serious injuries within the past month — has police saying the county’s second-largest municipality has a gang problem.
Source: Richmond County Daily Journal    Date: June 6, 2016

Two-day WNC drug, gang raid ends with 12 arrested, four more wanted (Buncombe County, NC): Crack cocaine and gang violence are stripped from three Western North Carolina counties over the past two days in an organized raid to dismantle a mid-level drug operation.
Source: WLOS ABC 13 News    Date: June 2, 2016

Validated gang member sentenced on heroin charges (Wilmington, NC): A validated gang member has been sentenced to over five years in prison on heroin charges. According to New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David, 25-year-old Rakeem Wilson pled guilty to attempted trafficking in heroin, possession with intent to sell heroin, conspiracy to sell heroin, and a probation violation.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: May 19, 2016

Local gang members sentenced to prison (Raleigh, NC): The United States Attorney’s Office announced that in federal court on Wednesday Shawn Schenck of Clarkton was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard to 276 months after having pled guilty to continuing criminal enterprise, in violation of Title 21, United States Code Section 848. Schenck was the leader of the PIRU MOB gang operating within Columbus and Bladen counties.
Source: Bladen Journal    Date: May 12, 2016

Columbus County narcotics arrests stifle deadly consequences, lawmen say (Whiteville, NC): What promised to be a long-term investigation into a gang-run narcotics investigation with tentacles leading to New Jersey was cut short by the potential for deadly consequences in December 2014, two sheriff's and a federal prosecutor said Thursday.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: May 12, 2016

Violent gang members sentenced in drug conspiracy (Raleigh, NC): Eight gang members have been sentenced in a drug conspiracy case in Bladen and Columbus Counties. According to a release from the U.S. Justice Department,Senior U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced Shawn Schenck to 23 years in prison after he plead guilty to continuing criminal enterprise.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: May 11, 2016

Comprehensive Gang Model could be coming to Wilmington (Wilmington, NC): Officials from the city, county, school district, state and local non-profits listened Friday as a national expert explained a gang model that leaders are beginning to explore. Buddy Howell, a National Gang Center senior research associate, described the Comprehensive Gang Model to about 75 local representatives at the New Hanover County Board of Education Center.
Source: StarNews    Date: May 6, 2016

DA: Wake deputy's beating was a gang hit (Raleigh, NC): The four men charged with ambushing a Wake County deputy at a child's birthday party in February were all "validated gang members," Assistant District Attorney Katie Pomeroy told the court Monday, during a plea hearing for one of the men.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: May 2, 2016

Could your kid be in a gang? (Charlotte, NC): Gangs have changed their look, prompting Charlotte-Mecklenburg police to expand their focus on who and what they consider a gang. "You have four or five kids get together-- they're not a gang,” says Michael Nguyen with CMPD’s Gang unit, “They're not claiming anything, but they are out there committing crime or doing things they shouldn't be doing."
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: April 29, 2016

Charges rare despite gang violence in WNC (Asheville, NC): North Carolina is keeping tabs on more than 5,000 known gang members statewide. A News 13 investigation found those with gang affiliations in the mountains may be slipping through the system. News 13's investigation uncovered law enforcers may not be using all of the laws and resources at their disposal.
Source: WLOS ABC 13 News    Date: April 28, 2016

Hidden Valley Kings have long history with Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): Police say the Hidden Valley Kings are all but gone. Last week, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police announced that they’d arrested a dozen people connected to a drug-dealing operation in the Hidden Valley neighborhood in northeast Charlotte. Two of the people arrested had been identified as members of the Hidden Valley Kings, a homegrown gang that police have been systematically trying to dismantle for decades.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: April 21, 2016

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