Eighteen New Rochelle gang members named in 50-count indictment

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Westchester DA Anthony Scarpino Jr.

WHITE PLAINS – A total of 18 people have been indicted as part of a year-long investigation into violence and narcotics trafficking in the City of New Rochelle, dubbed “Operation” Crip Keeper.”

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. said a grand jury handed up a 50-count indictment against 14 members of the “8 Trey Crips” or “E.T.C,” a street gang in New Rochelle, charging conspiracy, attempted murder, robbery, burglary and a number of narcotics-related offenses.

A second related 18-count indictment charged five individuals in connection with a conspiracy to possess and sell cocaine. One of those named in the second indictment was also charged in the “8 Trey Crips” indictment.

The sweep in New Rochelle is the third in the series of gang and drug investigations in recent months resulting from a collaboration between the DA’s office and local police including Port Chester and Mount Vernon, in an effort to combat narcotics trafficking and violence perpetrated by local gangs.