Eastside Crips Arrested
A morning bust of the Arizona Eastside Crips gang led to an arrest of 16
individuals and the seizure of over 80 firearms. The Tuscon Police Department,
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives, and an Arizona
Department of Public Safety Taskforce coordinated the bust together. Over
250 total officers were involved in what was over a yearlong plan.
Search warrants were obtained for 9 locations around Tuscon with the intent
of taking down 17 members of the Eastside Crips. Several of the members
have been connected to recent shootings and homicides in the city.
The members face different charges, including:
- Money laundering
- Participating in a gang or crime syndicate
- Weapon misconduct
- Possession, use, sale, manufacturing, and transportation of illegal substances
- Illegal control and conducting of an enterprise
While Tuscon is the hub of the gang's activity, there is known to be
Eastside Crips activity in Florida and New York as well. Law enforcement
is keeping the identity of those arrested quiet until investigations are complete.
Any of the individual charges can carry serious consequences in the state
of Arizona. When faced with a multitude of crimes, it is important to
remember that a seasoned criminal defense lawyer will know how to build
a strong defense and ensure that and no rights are infringed upon.
If you have been accused of a serious crime and need an aggressive criminal
defense attorney by your side, the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson can
fight for you!