11 individuals have been taken into custody as a result of federal indictments. All are suspected members of two Central Coast gangs. Some were from the Northwest Santa Maria street gang; others were from the Six Deuce Brims Bloods out of Lompoc. The Northwest gang is connected to the Mexican Mafia. Both street gangs are believed to be responsible for a major part of drug transportation and sales as well as arms sales. The indictments came from an under cover investigation. Agents infiltrated the network and carried out drug deals and weapons sales. The federal grand jury was out of Los Angeles County and the charges were of conspiracy and distribution of methamphetamine for 10 suspects. The raids resulted in the capture of nine out of the 10 named in the indictment. The suspects range from ages 23 to 51 years of age. They will be prosecuted in Santa Barbra County.
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