Bloods Gang Member Sentenced for Federal Racketeering and Drug Offenses
RALEIGH – 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.
EVANS was named in an Indictment filed on January 20, 2017 charging him with conspiracy to participate in a pattern of racketeering and conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. On September 11, 2017, EVANS pled guilty to those charges.
According to the indictment, the Black Mob Gangstas and Donald Gee Family (“BMG/DGF”) Bloods is a violent street gang with members operating in Raleigh, including the Haywood Street area, since the early 2000s. The gang is organized according to a detailed hierarchical structure. Senior leadership regularly conducted formal meetings, collected dues from members, and assaulted members who failed to pay or follow orders.
EVANS attended gang meetings, received instructions from higher ranking gang members regarding the gang’s rank structure and the payment of gang dues. Additionally, EVANS frequently sold narcotics on behalf of the gang, specifically cocaine.
Investigation of this case was conducted by the Raleigh Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dena King and Scott Lemmon of the Eastern District of North Carolina and Trial Attorney John C. Hanley of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section represented the government.