Federal agents in Fort Worth on Wednesday rounded up suspected gang members with nicknames including "Homicide," "Lump" and "Drop" and accused them of dealing drugs.
Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested eight men on the city's east side and were searching for others, said Kathy Colvin, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Dallas.
The men were part of a street gang known as the Crips that sold large amounts of cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin, the DEA said. They were scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate Thursday afternoon.
"The arrests made today mark a significant step in the dismantlement of a violent crack cocaine distribution organization that threatened our community," DEA Special Agent in Charge James Capra said in a prepared statement.
Those arrested were identified as Garry Dewayne Carey, 27, also known as "Garee" or "Goree"; Gary Wayne Carey Jr., 27, also known as "G Wayne"; Lewis Lane, 36; Daniel Raechong Carey, 23, also known as "Drop"; Dietrich Von Williams, 28, also known as "Ears"; Christopher Montrell Beasley, 26; Odis Dwayne Johnson, 32, also known as "Lump"; Paul Polty, 28; and Eldon Ray Fobbs, 33, also known as "Homicide."