6 alleged Bloods gang members arrested, charged with trafficking narcotics on LI

Kimberly Dole
August 16, 2019 - 6:04 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An 11-count superseding indictment was unsealed in federal court in Central Islip charging several alleged members and associates of the Bloods street gang with multiple crimes for distributing narcotics on Long Island.

As alleged in court filings, between approximately March 2013 and April 2019, Miles Lamarca, 21, Sharied Legette, 22, Taieek Smith, 23, Rashaan Corbin, 23, and Alex Murphy, 23, and Andre Turner, 29 distributed narcotics including heroin, fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, cocaine or crack cocaine in and around the town of Babylon.

The documents stated that they often used firearms to protect their turf and narcotics from members of other street gangs.

During the course of the investigation, members of law enforcement seized more than $120,000 in cash, five semi-automatic handguns, drug paraphernalia and materials that officials say were used to package narcotics for distribution.

Legette and Turner were arrested last month and ordered detained. Smith is in state custody and will be arraigned at a future date on the superseding indictment with Corbin and Murphy, who were charged in the original indictment in March 2019.

“Drugs, gangs and guns are a dangerous combination, putting our communities at grave risk,” stated United States Attorney Donoghue. “This Office and our federal and state law enforcement partners will continue to work tirelessly to remove drug-dealing gang members from our streets.”

If convicted, Corbin, Legette, Murphy and Smith face a maximum of life imprisonment while Lamarca and Turner face up to 40 years in prison.

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