TYLER (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Federal prosecutors in East Texas say 16 people with ties to the Aryan Brotherhood gang have been indicted on firearms and drug trafficking conspiracy charges.READ MORE: Real Estate: Texas In Middle Of 'Record-Breaking Summer Selling Season'
U.S. Attorney John Bales announced on Monday the indictments, which were handed down last month by a federal grand jury, were the result of a 10-month, multi-agency investigation in the Gregg County area.
The defendants are charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine from at least January 2014.
Many of those indicted are also charged with firearms violations such as being felons in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.READ MORE: Backyard Gathering Turns Bloody, Disgruntled Guest Killed By Bricks After Shooting Others
If convicted, the defendants face penalties from five years to life in federal prison.
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