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Crips East Terrance Gangstas Ringleader and Two Others Face Additional Federal Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas

In San Antonio, 40-year-old Crips East Terrance Gangstas ringleader Alvin Clark (aka “Ray Ray”) and two other gang members face additional federal charges stemming from their arrests last November on a federal “crack” cocaine distribution conspiracy charge, announced United States Attorney John F. Bash, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs and San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.

Today, the federal grand jury returned separate indictments against Clark, 35-year-old James Bilal Ali and 21-year-old Dai’Vonte E’Shaun Titus Ross.  Clark and Ali are charged with one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  Ross is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

On November 17, 2017, federal and state authorities arrested the trio based on a separate federal indictment alleging their involvement in a “crack” cocaine distribution conspiracy.  According to the indictments returned today, Clark was in possession of a 12 gauge shotgun and a 9mm pistol while Ali was in possession of a 9mm pistol at the time of their arrests.  At the same time, authorities discovered that Ross was in possession of 28 grams of “crack” cocaine as well as a 9mm pistol, a .45 pistol, a .22 rifle and a 12 gauge shotgun.

Clark and Ali face up to ten years in federal prison upon conviction of the firearm charge.  Ross faces between five and 40 years in federal prison on the drug charge and no less than five years in federal prison on the firearms charge. 

Each defendant remains in custody and is awaiting trial on the federal drug conspiracy charge (SA17cr874) scheduled for July 30, 2018.  Upon conviction of that charge, the defendants face between ten years and life in federal prison. 

This investigation, conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the San Antonio Police Department, focuses on drug trafficking and violent crime occurring on the city’s Eastside. 

Assistant United States Attorney Sarah Wannarka is prosecuting this case on behalf of the Government.

It is important to note that an indictment is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt.  The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Updated July 11, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses