10 arrested in California drug-dealing street gang crackdown

August 29, 2018 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested 10 members of a Southern California street gang who allegedly cooked up crack cocaine in a convenience store and sold it at a Social Security office and other places.

The arrests announced Wednesday include alleged members of the 92 Osage Legend Crips based in Inglewood. Four other people are fugitives and a fifth already was in custody.

An indictment claims gang members used the Stop and Shop Market — owned by one member — to convert cocaine into crack, then delivered at Inglewood and South Los Angeles locations, including the Social Security office and an office of U.S. VETS, a group that provides housing and other services to veterans.

The indictment alleges conspiracy, drug and gun crimes. The defendants could face decades in prison if convicted.