Cocaine, crack cocaine suspected dealers arrested in Las Cruces

(Credit: MGN Online)

Some of the “Cruces Boys” gang member were arrested in connection to federal drug trafficking.

Federal agents arrested six gang members Thursday morning investigators learned that the suspects distributed cocaine and crack cocaine throughout the Las Cruces area from July 2016 to May, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Arrested were 29-year-old Joshua Randall Garcia (aka ”Flu,” “Flu Diggs”); 35-year-old Rahiem Harris; 23-year-old Estevan Carreon; 29-year-old Olajuwan Calhoun; 29-year-old Nate Nordorf; and, 21-year-old Jalen Bishop.

Authorities arrested Carreon in Farmington, NM, and the others in Las Cruces, NM.

During the arrests Thursday 25 firearms were seized, said a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The unsealed federal criminal complaints indicate that Garcia was the leader among the group arrested.

Garcia, whose charge involves more than 500 grams of cocaine, faces between five and 40 years in federal prison upon conviction. The others were each charged for less than 500 grams of cocaine and face up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted.

Garcia, Harris, Carreon, Calhoun, Nordorf and Bishop remain in custody until the court appearance scheduled in federal court.

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