Major LBPD/DEA Investigation Leads To Federal Criminal Indictments Of Alleged Local Gang Leaders
(June 14, 2007) -- With multiple LB and L.A. market media outlets present to report the development, LBPD and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration today announced the culmination of what they called a "major investigation into the criminal activities of a violent Long Beach street gang"...including the indictment of multiple individuals.
In a midday press event at LBPD headquarters, LBPD and DEA officials said that in October 2006, Detectives from LBPD's Drug Investigation Section and DEA launched an investigation into a violent LB street gang.
In a release, LBPD said the gang "has been linked to many acts of violence in the City of Long Beach including robberies, shootings, and murder. The investigation revealed that the gang was able to finance their criminal activity through the sale of illegal narcotics in and around the Long Beach area. The investigation targeted the leaders of the gang and focused on their criminal drug dealing activities."
The release said the nine-month investigation led to federal criminal indictments for drug trafficking for: Eddie Lee Smith, 29, of Long Beach; Mark Tyrell Fowlkes, 36, of Long Beach; Samuel Earl Sanders, 26, of Long Beach; Patricia Ann Clay, 51, currently in State Prison; Marvin Antoine Coleman, 25, of Long Beach; Roderick Byrd Jr., 31, of Long Beach; and Luciana Denise Williams, 39, of Long Beach.
Arrest warrants for state drug trafficking charges have also been issued for Frederick Bernard Harden Sr., 35, of Paramount; Anthony Louis Suggs, 41, of Long Beach; and Trent Lydell Hunter, 41, of Long Beach.
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