Fourteen with ties to violent YNB Stretch Gang indicted for drug and firearm offenses
DALLAS — Fourteen defendants have been charged in a federal indictment, unsealed yesterday, with felony offenses stemming from their role in a Dallas–based criminal street gang known as “YNB Stretch Gang” and a drug distribution group known as “2600 Money Block,” announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
“These violent, drug-dealing gangs should be on notice,” said U.S. Attorney Parker. “We’re going after them wherever they are.”
Ten defendants, mostly from Dallas, were arrested earlier last week and one is in custody on state charges. Those arrested made their initial appearances in federal court and were detained. Three remain fugitives.
In connection with the takedown, law enforcement seized quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, PCP, prescription pills, marijuana and multiple firearms, including an assault rifle.
The 26-count indictment charges the following: Nykees Earl Campbell, aka “#1,” “NaNa,” “Ny-Nizzle,” 19; Avery Wayne Davis, aka “AD,” 36; Demond Lynn, aka “Slime,” 36; Kearwon Dmargo Magee, 23; Rodney Eugene Roquemore, aka “Turbo,” 31; Lawrence Williams, aka “One Eye”; Kris Landon Greene, aka “#5,” 20; Bryson Deontae Bright, 24; Ralph Earl Campbell III, 22; Garry Dewayne Newton, aka “#4,” 20; Stacy Moore, aka “Jay,” 23; Marcus Jackson, aka “Marty-Mar,” 23; Mitchell Holmes; Cedric Charles Witcher, 22.
The indictment alleges, beginning in January 2016, the defendants used an area in Dallas referred to as “2600 Money Block” to cut, package and distribute cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine and ecstasy/OxyContin pills to numerous customers. The proceeds from the sale of drugs were used to produce music videos glorifying acts of violence and promoting the lifestyle of YNB Stretch Gang members and associates.
Prosecutors are seeking to forfeit several things used as part of or as a result of the criminal conspiracy, including multiple firearms.
A federal indictment is an accusation by a grand jury. A defendant is entitled to the presumption of innocence unless proven guilty. If convicted, however, the defendants’ sentences will be determined by the court after a review of the federal sentencing guidelines and factors unique to the case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record (if any), the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.
This indictment is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, United States Marshal’s Service, Dallas Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Calvert.
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