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Federal Authorities Crack Down On Pasadena-Based Bloods Gang

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Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 12:38 PM

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Thirty-four members of the Pasadena Denver Lane Bloods gang were arrested Tuesday morning following a crackdown by a task force consisting of federal agents and local police. Eleven of the suspects were named in federal indictments of 23 of the members, who were charged with cocaine trafficking in the Antelope Valley, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Six other gang members sought were at-large and another was in the hospital.

The crackdown came after a sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded in July, 2009, allegedly by a PDL member, in Palmdale.

Besides making arrests, the task force claims to have seized nearly two pounds of crack and 114 grams of powder cocaine.

"This enforcement action has dealt a serious blow to one of the most dangerous and aggressive criminal street gangs operating in the Antelope Valley," stated Immigration and Customs Enforcement official Claude Arnold. "As a result of our collective efforts, we've taken several leaders of this organization off of the street and shutdown a lucrative and potentially lethal drug trafficking scheme.

According to the U.S. Attorney's statement, the defendants are:

Byron McGee, 28, of Palmdale, who was already in custody

Darnell St. Clair, 28, of Lancaster, who was already in custody

Ivan McGee, 24, of Lancaster, who was already in custody

David Leon Dixon Jr., 42, of Lancaster, who is a fugitive

Derrick Powell, 24, of Lancaster, who was already in custody

Travon Peacock, 24, of Quartz Hill, who was arrested this morning

Joseph Senegal, 27, of Palmdale, who was already in custody

Kendrick Smith, 26, of Palmdale, who is a fugitive

Jermaine Thomas, 23, of Lancaster, who was arrested this morning

Howard Vaughn, 39, of Palmdale, who was arrested this morning

Charissa Brown, 36, of Lancaster, who is in the hospital

James Logan, 47, of Lancaster, who is a fugitive

Angelo Sanders, 44, of Lakeview Terrace, who is a fugitive

Dwayne Bland, 26, of Palmdale, who was arrested this morning

Wahid Shabazz, 54, of Lancaster, who was arrested this morning

Jayvon Thomas, 31, of Palmdale, who was arrested this morning

Michael Bridges, 28, of Palmdale, who is a fugitive

Bernard Taylor, 21, of Palmdale, who is a fugitive

Sheila Logan, 47, of Lancaster, who was arrested this morning

Iwana Cruse, 33, of Lancaster, who was arrested this morning

Milove Cabrera, 21, of Palmdale, who was arrested this morning

Antrone Springfield, 35, of Lancaster, who was arrested this morning

Clarence Weathers, 41, of Palmdale, who was arrested this morning.

They all face a minimum of 10 years behind bars if they're convicted of cocaine trafficking, according to office.

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