By James Clark | email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - We have new developments in the federal case against the Latin Kings street gang. Previously a Lubbock federal grand jury indicted several people including a couple of Lubbock residents who are accused of joining that gang. You might recall back in mid-April the F.B.I. dive team searched White River just east of Crosbyton. The team found parts of an AK-47 assault rifle that was used in a drive-by murder in Big Spring, TX.
Recently three people associated with the Latin Kings pleaded guilty in Lubbock federal court. Cecily Dominique Juarez admits to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana. She faces up to life in prison. Eliseo Perez also pleads guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana. He faces as much as life in prison.
And Hiluterio Chavez admits to being a felon in possession of firearms. Chavez had a small arsenal, 14 handguns, some of which were stolen. Court records say it was his job to collect and distribute firearms to other gang members. He faces up to 25 years in prison.
All three will be sentenced at a later date.
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FBI dredging White River in search of murder weapon
The FBI is dredging White River in Crosby County, just north of White River Lake. Agents are searching for a weapon that may have been used in a Big Spring murder case.