Aryan Warriors' Meth Cook Sentenced to 140 Months in Prison
Las Vegas, Nev. – A member of the Aryan Warriors gang was sentenced to over 11 years in federal prison today for his guilty plea to manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine on behalf of the criminal organization, announced Greg Brower, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.
Kory Allen Crossman, aka "Lobes," 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kent J. Dawson to 140 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Judge Dawson also ordered that the sentence be served consecutively to another federal sentence that Crossman is currently serving for felon in possession of a firearm. Crossman was originally indicted in July 2007, and pleaded guilty in July 2008 to one count of Drug Conspiracy.
According to Crossman's guilty plea agreement, he was first received into the custody of the Nevada Department of Corrections in July 2001. While in prison, Crossman became associated with the Aryan Warriors and abided by their rules and participated in their criminal activities. The Aryan Warriors is comprised solely of white males and is a criminal organization that seeks to control the Nevada prison system and to operate in various communities in Nevada, including Las Vegas, Reno, and Pahrump. The Aryan Warriors make their money by manufacturing and distributing narcotics, by extorting money from individuals through threats and the use of violence, and running illegal gambling operations within the prison system. Aryan Warriors members who have been released from prison also participate in a "street program," in which they manufacture and distribute drugs in Nevada communities. When Crossman was released from prison in 2005, he continued his involvement with the Aryan Warriors by manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine on behalf of the organization. In August 2005, Crossman sold three ounces of methamphetamine to an undercover informant for $2,200 and in September 2005, Crossman sold seven ounces of methamphetamine to the same undercover informant for $3,900.
The Nevada federal case against the Aryan Warriors includes 12 other defendants. Eleven are awaiting trial on violent crime, racketeering and drug charges. Daniel Joseph Egan, aka "Dano," pleaded guilty and was sentenced in September 2008 to 200 months in prison.
The case is being investigated by the FBI and Nevada Department of Corrections Inspector General's Office, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Eric Johnson, Kathleen Bliss, and Nicholas Dickinson with assistance from Thom Gover of the Nevada Attorney General's Office. Other agencies that have contributed to the investigation include the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Nye County Sheriff's Department.