BY BOB HOLT
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman has announced charges against members of a New Jersey street gang for alleged drug trafficking.
One of the gang members is even being charged with plotting to kill an FBI agent.
Seventy-one people are receiving charges overall. “As this investigation demonstrates, the New Jersey Grape Street Crips are allegedly one of the largest and most dangerous street gangs in Newark as well as a prolific narcotics trafficking organization that floods the streets New Jersey with heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine,” Fishman said, according to fbi.gov. “The narcotics activities that the gang and its associates allegedly engage in directly affect the quality of life of law-abiding citizens who reside in cities and suburbs of northern New Jersey.”
According to WABC, prosecutors say the Crips members actively controlled drug-trafficking and other illegal activities in neighborhoods and public-housing spots of Newark.