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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.


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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

Gang alternative program empowers with life skills and leadership (Mecklenburg County, 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

New Hanover school maps work around gang rivalries (New Hanover County, NC): As New Hanover County Schools officials redraw high school maps, they’re working to ensure students from rival gangs don’t end up in neighboring desks. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office estimates there are fewer than 50 validated gang members sitting in local high school classrooms.
Source: StarNews    Date: February 10, 2018

Gang violence touches the Valley (Roanoke Rapids, NC): Members of two rival gangs came together in December to have a party at the AMVETS building on East 8th Street in Roanoke Rapids. The party ended with gunshots and one male victim on the ground, gravely wounded. When police arrived, everyone scattered.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: February 4, 2018

Gang suspected in Charlotte-area restaurant thefts (Charlotte, NC): Members of a Charlotte gang are suspected of breaking into numerous Charlotte-area restaurants and stealing cash from the registers.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 31, 2018

Sheriff’s Office Arrests Four People Following Gang Related Fentanyl Drug Investigation (New Hanover County, NC): According to Lieutenant J.J. Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Department, during the month of January 2018, Detectives with the New Hanover County Gang Task Force began a narcotics investigation involving members, associates and affiliates of the 720 Gang set.
Source: Island Gazette    Date: January 30, 2018

Trump called out MS-13 violence in speech. This NC teen is in hiding from the gang. (Charlotte, NC): When Maria Velasquez’ son was 10, he was forced to act as a messenger for the violent gang MS-13 in Honduras, according to documents filed in federal court this week in Charlotte.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 30, 2018

NC mother, son in danger of being killed by MS-13 gang file petition to avoid deportation (North Carolina): A North Carolina mother and son who are facing deportation have filed a petition against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to stay in the country because they fear for their lives.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: January 29, 2018

First Wilmington gang member jailed under association law (Wilmington, NC): A judge in Wilmington on Friday sentenced an alleged gang member to three months in jail for violating a preliminary injunction against two dozen members of a Port City street gang allegedly tied to homicides, shootings and drug sales.
Source: StarNews    Date: January 19, 2018

Police identify validated gang member as suspect in Saturday standoff in Wilmington (Wilmington, NC): The man who was arrested after barricading himself in an apartment at the Houston Moore Terrace Sunday has been identified as Justin Oliver, 28, of Leland.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: January 13, 2018

Murder of couple that shocked Charlotte lands 6 ‘Bloods’ gang members in prison (Charlotte, NC) : The 2014 double murder of a couple at the front door of their Lake Wylie home has resulted in six members of the United Blood Nation gang, also known as UBN or Bloods, being sentenced to prison terms ranging from 13 years to life.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 9, 2018

233 people were shot in Durham this year. When violence ‘hits home’ (Durham, NC): Brandon Norwood was tucked in his bed when a car came down his street, “shooting everywhere”. A bullet hit his apartment and went through the walls. “I woke up, and I seen a bullet on the floor in my room,” said Brandon, 10, a fourth-grader at C.C. Spaulding Elementary. “And I got scared.”
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: December 27, 2017

City granted permanent injunction against 720 street gang (Wilmington, NC): A three-year permanent injunction was granted Tuesday against alleged members of a notorious Wilmington street gang.
Source: StarNews    Date: December 19, 2017

Bloods Gang Member Sentenced for Federal Racketeering and Drug Offenses (Raleigh, NC): United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced CHRISTOPHER DARNELL EVANS, 28, of Raleigh, North Carolina to 120 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: December 13, 2017

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