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Bakersfield street gang member sentenced to more than 26 years in prison for drug trafficking

According to officials, a local West Side Crip member has been sentenced to 320 months in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
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Posted at 2:13 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 18:19:08-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A local West Side Crip member has been sentenced to 320 months in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott said between Sept. 27, 2017 and Sept. 11, 2018 34-year-old Jarvis Thomas conspired with others to possess and distribute methamphetamine in Bakersfield and North Dakota.

Court documents stated that after a 10-month investigation, on December 14, 2017, more than 35 members and associates of the West Side Crips were arrested on federal and state charges including burglary, illegal gun possession, drug sales, and murder. Officials said since the investigation all defendants are in federal custody-- except for Thomas.

On Jan. 11, 2018, a superseding indictment charged Thomas who is also known in the streets as “Big Mice," and was also named in "Operation Blind Mice."