Posted May 15, 2017 3:26 pm by Comments

By Andrew Shepperson

Five Detroit gang members were charged with several racketeering, drug and firearms offenses in a federal indictment unsealed on Friday.
According to a Justice Department news release, the charges came as a result of the Detroit One Initiative, a combined effort between the community and police to try and fight violent crime in the city.
The indictment charges five members of the Young and Skantless street gang, also known as YNS. The charges were related to crimes including murder, robberies, arson, home invasion and drug dealing, with the specifics listed below:

Corey Toney, 36, of Detroit, is charged with RICO conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance;
Edward Tavorn, 30, of Detroit, is charged with RICO conspiracy and felon in possession of a firearm;
Andre Chattam, 27, of Detroit, is charged with RICO conspiracy, murder in aid of racketeering, and use and carry of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence causing death;
Kevin Pearson, 25, of Detroit, is charged with RICO conspiracy, murder in aid of racketeering, and use and carry of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence causing death; and
Sontez Wells, 23, of Detroit, is charged with murder in aid of racketeering, and

Source: Guns.com

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