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After a year long investigation involving the FBI and a number law enforcement agencies from Wisconsin and Illinois, 27 gang members were charged in a drug raid executed in October.

The group belonged to a street gang called the Maniac Latin Disciples.

The operation seized three handguns, more than 80 pounds of marijuana and cocaine along with methamphetamine pills, body armor, ammunition, $85,000 in U.S. currency.

Erik Ynnocencio turned himself in to the U.S. Marshals Service in Milwaukee a few days after the raids took place. Fabian Melendez, 30, of Waukegan, Ill remains at large.

26 Members Of Maniac Latin Disciples Gang Arrested On Drug Charges


Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.