More than a dozen members apart of Sauce Walka’s team have been arrested on RICO charges.
Following YSL’s RICO indictment, Houston rapper Sauce Walka’s “The Sauce Factory” record label is facing the same legal issue.
According to a press release, 14 members in TSF are facing RICO charges including drug trafficking, possessing a “Glock switch” and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani says Anthony Ketchum, Anthony Yezeno-Hopkins, Brandon Milson, Hassani Mills, Jaylyn Pinson, Josue Rodriguez, Keith Moore, Michael Henry, Myles Smith, Robert Thomas, Sterling Brumant, Titus Baisey, and Toree White were all arrested after the FBI’s tactical team surrounded their home around 6am Wednesday morning.
A federal grand jury presented an 11-count indictment against the group. With an exception to Thomas and Rodriguez, all of the men have been charged with possession with intent to deliver meth. The men are facing life in prison and could be pay fines up to $10 million. However, Moore is facing an additional charge of possession with intent to deliver heroin. The charge carries a maximum of 40 years in prison.
The indictment also claims Thomas was unlawfully possessing a firearm called a “Glock auto switch.” The firearm is a semi-automatic pistol that is converted to being fully automatic. If found guilty, Thomas can face up to 10 years in prison.
The arrests comes after Houston officials announced an initiative to crack down on the violent crime surge in Houston.
“We’re going to use every resource available to make sure that we’re dismantling gangs, that we’re dismantling criminal networks,” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says.
Houston rapper Sauce Walka is being discussed after several alleged members of his label The Sauce Factory was taken into custody on drug and firearms charges. https://t.co/bO2gf9QW80
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