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22 Evansville residents were arrested in a sting operation that included local, state and federal law enforcement officials. Eight of the 22 are facing federal charges. Today’s action was the result of crackdown on drug and gang-related activity, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Southern Indiana announced Thursday.
A variety of drug and firearm-related charges were made and all of those arrested face nine counts of distributing crack cocaine.
The “300 Wag Block” gang, referring to the 300 block of Waggoner Avenue was the focal point of the arrests. Three suspected members of the gang were arrested early Saturday in connection with a shooting at Hammerheads Sports Bar & Night Club in Downtown Evansville.
Torrance Mimms, 23, and Tony Johnson, 22, were charged with attempted murder and criminal gang activity. Luther “Lut Lut” Lawton, 21, is charged only with criminal gang activity.
Maleek “Skinny” Davis, 21; Mykale “Kales” Davis, 22; Tiackquien “TT” Douglas, 21; Gerald “Boogie” Butler, 23; Duqan “Mula” McKinney, 27; Lusta Johnson, 21; D’Mariea Fox, 23 were also listed in the indictment.