Seven Alleged Gang Members Indicted for Crack Cocaine Conspiracy
UNDATED - A federal grand jury has indicted seven alleged members of two gangs on charges that they conspired to distribute crack cocaine in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota.
The U.S. attorney's office says the defendants include leaders and members of the Taliban gang and the Young N Thuggin gang.
According to the indictment and court documents, Taliban and YNT members frequently travel to St. Cloud and Duluth in Minnesota, and to Fargo, North Dakota, to sell crack cocaine. Crack that the gangs could sell in Minneapolis for $20 could fetch $50 in Greater Minnesota and in North Dakota.
The indictment announced Wednesday follows an indictment on gun charges late last year of more than a dozen alleged members of two other Minneapolis gangs, the 19-Dipset and Stick Up Boys.