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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Two Violent YNB Stretch Gang Members Admit to Drug and Firearm Charges

DALLAS — Kris Landon Green, aka “#5,” 20, and Marcus Jackson, aka “Marty-Mar,” 23, both of Dallas, Texas, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Magistrate Judge Rebecca Rutherford to their role in a drug distribution group that operated within an area referred to as the “2600 Money Block” (4500 block of Maple Avenue in Dallas, Texas), announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas

Green, a member of the Dallas–based violent criminal street gang known as “YNB Stretchgang,” pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance (cocaine base) and one count of possession of a firearm by a user of a controlled substance.  Green faces not less than five years or more than forty years in federal prison and a $5,000,000 fine on the conspiracy count and not more than 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine for the firearms count.  Green will remain in custody pending sentencing.

Jackson, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of a Schedule II controlled substance (cocaine base). Jackson faces up to twenty years in federal prison and a $1,000,000 fine. Jackson will remain in custody pending sentencing.

“Gangs, such as YNB Stretchgang, that spread illegal drugs and wage violence in our community will be held accountable by the Department of Justice,” said U.S. Attorney Nealy Cox. “I commend the many law enforcement officers efforts who have dedicated enormous amounts of time and effort investigating and prosecuting this case.”

A thirty-three count superseding indictment was returned in December 2017 charging fifteen defendants, including Greene and Jackson. The superseding indictment alleges that 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 sometimes used to produce music videos glorifying acts of violence and promoting the lifestyle of “YNB Stretchgang” members and associates.  Those videos were often uploaded to YouTube or shared through social media.

According to the plea agreement factual resumes filed in Green’s and Jackson’s case, both defendants admit that beginning in March 2016, they were members of “YNB Stretchgang.” On multiple occasions during 2016 and 2017, Green, Jackson and other “YNB Stretchgang” members and associates produced and appeared in music videos glorifying acts of violence and promoting the lifestyle of “YNB Stretchgang” members. Green and Jackson distributed controlled substances including cocaine base and marijuana as a means to make money within the 4500 block of Maple Avenue in Dallas, Texas.

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, United States Marshal’s Service, and Dallas Police Department investigated the case. The case is being prosecuted by Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Calvert.

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Contact: 
Lisa Slimak 214-659-8600 Lisa.Slimak@usdoj.gov
Updated February 14, 2018