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35 Alleged "SSB Bloods" Gang Members Indicted - Three From Wicomico County

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SALISBURY, Md. - A federal grand jury has indicted 35 alleged members of a well-organized gang in the state of Maryland and in Wicomico County. Police say for years they have been linked to murders, drug trafficking and robberies. Now, three of the alleged members from the Eastern Shore of the South Side Brims Bloods gang in Wicomico County are sitting behind bars after a federal investigation called Cardinal Sin.

"Yancy Lamont White of Salisbury, Kyle Alexander Carey of Salisbury and Justin Rashaad Harris of Eden were taken into custody Thursday and the indictments have been unsealed," said Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan.

Salisbury Police say this indictment comes after a lengthy investigation involving federal, state and local authorities in Maryland. "The law enforcement agencies were all unified in their intent to dismantle a criminal enterprise that was wreaking havoc here in Wicomico County," said State's Attorney Matt Maciarello.

In total, police say 35 alleged members throughout the state have been indicted on federal racketeering, drug and gun charges. The indictment alleges since 2005 the SSB Bloods have operated from Western Maryland to here on the Eastern Shore."They had a substantial impact in our violent crime levels here," said Duncan.

Duncan says the gang members have been linked to shootings, home invasions and gang recruitment. "Three common thugs off the street today, Salisbury is a safer place than it was yesterday, than a week ago and two years ago," said Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton.

This operation included 42 search warrants throughout the state. Eleven of those coming from Wicomico County. Each of the 35 defendants charged could face anywhere from five years to life in prison.

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