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Minneapolis gang members sentenced

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Five members of a south Minneapolis gang have been sentenced to prison for violent drug trafficking conspiracy.

The various crimes convicted were for violent gang activity, trafficking of crack cocaine, and illegal firearm possession. It is also rumored that there were heroin and possibly marijuana sales surrounding the gang member’s activity.

Those convicted were 30 year-old Alkwan Kwame Lawson-Holiday, Le-Keith Ali Du’Juan Rayford 28, Kenneth Lamont Thompson 34, Maurice Jerry Johnson 29, and Lenardo Alexzander Woodard 32. All of the gang members were residing in the Minneapolis or Brooklyn Park area.

The five members received sentences from 51 to 100 months in prison. Sentencing proceedings were held from Judge Joan N. Ericksen in Minneapolis. The results of this case came from the activities of the FBI’s Safe Streets task force, along with the Minneapolis and St. Paul police departments.

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