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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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Gang allegedly used Columbia airport to traffic 100-plus pounds of drugs in Midlands (Columbia, SC): Fifteen people were indicted on drug and gang-related offenses, according to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. They are accused of bringing more than 100 pounds of marijuana into Lexington County, primarily through the Columbia Airport.
Source: The State    Date: March 21, 2018

2 Horry County gang members sentenced for guns, drugs (Florence, SC): Two gang members from Horry County were sentenced to several years in prison Wednesday morning. According to a press release from the office of United States Attorney Beth Drake, two United Blood Nation gang members were sentenced in federal court in Florence for their participation in drug and firearm conspiracies.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: March 7, 2018

Police chief: Grand Strand is 'great customer base' for gang recruitment (Horry County, SC): Horry County's top police officer called the area "a great customer base" for national gang recruiting efforts, though many local groups still consist of homegrown members.
Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun-News    Date: February 26, 2018

Lowcountry gang member gets 20-year prison sentence for role in shootings (Charleston, SC): A Walterboro man is headed to prison for two decades for his role in four shootings, including one in St. George, while part of the violent Lowcountry street gang the Cowboys, according to federal authorities.
Source: The Summerville Journal Scene    Date: December 18, 2017

Lessons learned from gang case (Walterboro, SC): “The recent sentencing of eight gang members or gang associates in Walterboro highlights two things,” 14th Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone said. “The first is the value of our long-standing relationship with the U.S. Justice Department. The second is the need for a gang statute, much like the Federal RICO Act, in South Carolina.”
Source: The Press Standard    Date: December 6, 2017

8 Walterboro gang members sentenced for various violent crimes (Charleston, SC): Eight members of a street gang that originated in Walterboro have been sentenced for various violent crimes and RICO conspiracy in federal court.
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: November 30, 2017

Walterboro gang member 'Deno Badazz' gets 20 years in federal prison for 2015 shooting (Colleton County, SC): A Colleton County gang member was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in federal prison for taking part in the attempted murder of a rival gang member in 2015.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: November 15, 2017

Teens charged with attempted murder in Richland County gang crime (Richland County, SC): Two teenagers arrested by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department have been charged with attempted murder from an October shooting incident, while a third suspect also wanted for attempted murder remains at large.
Source: The State    Date: November 7, 2017

Sheriff: Gang members in Vista shooting have terrorized county for years (Newberry County, SC): When Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster heard the news about a weekend shootout in Columbia's popular Vista entertainment district that left eight people wounded, he was not surprised when he heard the names of the suspects who were allegedly involved.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: September 18, 2017

Documented gang member arrested after chase sentenced on federal gun charges (Columbia, SC): A man who the Kershaw County Sheriff referred to as a documented gang member following a pursuit through his county has been sentenced on federal gun charges.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: August 24, 2017

Gang Activity in Gaffney, South Carolina (Gaffney, SC): Recent shootings in Gaffney raised awareness about gang activity in Cherokee County. The sheriff’s office identified more than a dozen clicks, groups or gangs in the area and the Sheriff has a strong message for those who connect with them.
Source: WSPA 7 News    Date: August 24, 2017

Man pleads guilty in South Carolina drive-by shooting (Charleston, SC): Federal prosecutors say a gang member has been sentenced on an attempted murder charge in a drive-by shooting in South Carolina two years ago.
Source: The Tribune    Date: August 11, 2017

2 gang members who testified in murder case sentenced in Chester councilman’s killing (Chester, SC): Two men whom prosecutors say are gang members, who both testified against a gang member convicted of murder in the 2014 death of a Chester councilman, have received probation after pleading guilty to reduced charges.
Source: The Herald    Date: August 11, 2017

Associate of Walterboro's Wildboys gang sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for attempted murder (Walterboro, SC): An associate of Colleton County's Wildboys gang was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a 2015 gang-related shooting.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: August 10, 2017

Police, public come together during National Night Out in Conway (Conway, SC): Several locals greeted members of the Conway Police Department and Horry County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday night, a date known across the country as National Night Out.
Source:    Date: August 2, 2017

Myrtle Beach shooting that injured 7 in June tied to gang feud (Myrtle Beach, SC): A June shooting in Myrtle Beach that left seven people injured stemmed from a turf war between gang members in Montgomery County, North Carolina, according to a report by the Sun-News of Myrtle Beach.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: July 24, 2017

SC wants to house juvenile inmates closer to their homes (Columbia, SC): The best way to keep youthful offenders from winding up behind bars again is to get them an education and a job, according to the state’s juvenile justice chief.
Source: The State    Date: July 19, 2017

Police investigating N. Charleston gang activity find stolen gun, drugs (North Charleston, SC): Authorities investigating citizen complaints about gang activity in North Charleston led to the arrest of seven people and the confiscation of a stolen gun and drugs.
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: July 17, 2017

Detective: ‘If you don’t raise your kids … the streets will raise them for you’ (Myrtle Beach, SC): Gangs today don’t operate as overtly as they once did. Maybe it’s to blend better in society or to shake police involvement, but it’s not all about colors, clothes, gang symbols or graffiti.
Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun-News    Date: July 15, 2017

Another gang member to face prison time (Walterboro, SC): A Walterboro man will spend at least 10 years in a federal prison for his role in the criminal activities of a Walterboro-based street gang.
Source: The Press and Standard    Date: June 30, 2017

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