12 alleged Darby crack dealers could get life

    Alleged dealing was near schools and daycare centers

    A Delaware county gang is being charging with conspiring to distribute 50 grams or more of “crack.” The 12 indicted members of the violent “Third Street Boys Crack Cocaine Organization” could be facing long sentences because of where they allegedly sold drugs

    According to the indictment, the criminal gang used violence and threats to control its territory along North Third Street in Darby Borough.

    United States Attorney Zane Memeger says a member of the gang shot an innocent resident in an effort to protect the drug operation.

    “The indictment charges that the 12 men charged are part of a violent group of crack cocaine traffickers who have plagued Darby Borough since the summer of 2007. They primarily sold crack cocaine in Darby Borough and Philadelphia and they conducted their business near schools and day care centers.”

    Because of the proximity to children, if convicted of all charges, each defendant faces a possible life sentence and a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years.

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