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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

 

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