FBI: Gang members arrested on drug, firearms, money laundering charges in Anchorage
Authorities in Anchorage arrested 10 individuals Wednesday on charges of drug trafficking, firearms possession and money laundering following a months-long investigation involving multiple agencies.
A series of shootings in January prompted the investigation, according to Alaska State Troopers.
The arrests came after a 25-count indictment was unsealed Wednesday, naming 12 individuals in connection with gang-related activity in Anchorage. The indictment accuses members of a gang known as the “Fairview MOB” of obtaining heroin, cocaine and crack in Los Angeles and selling it in Anchorage.
“MOB” stands for “Member of Bloods,” according to court documents, which alleges the gang members were affiliated with the Campanella Piru Park Bloods gang in Compton, California. Members used guns to “protect the gang as well as its Fairview ‘turf.’” The group’s illegal activities date back to 2012, authorities say, adding this is the first indictment in the state that alleges the presence of a nationally recognized street gang.
Several members of the Fairview MOB are affiliated with local entertainments groups — All Da Time ENT., Zaya’s First Class Entertainment and/or YNE — which claim to produce, perform and promote rap artists and music, court documents say.
The announcement was made at a press conference Thursday held by representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI, Anchorage police and the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office.
Arrest and search warrants were served Wednesday by the “FBI Safe Streets Task Force,” assisted by multiple other agencies. During the raid, “agents seized large amounts of cash, guns, drugs and evidence of gang membership,” according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney, Karen Loeffler.
Court documents reveal the members of the Fairview Mob deposited the money received from drug transactions into Alaska bank accounts and withdrew the money from accounts in California “to promote the conspiracy’s drug trafficking activities.”
The individuals arrested Wednesday are:
- Isaiah Holloway, 26, “leader/organizer of the Fairview MOB,” arrested in connection with May 18 Fairview shooting case
- Lamont Moore, 36, also arrested in connection with May 18 Fairview shooting case
- Ishmael Holloway, 23
- Dorian Topps, 22
- Michael Reynold, 23, charged in Jan. 27 double homicide in East Anchorage
- Felton Reynold, Jr., 27
- Christopher Meeks, 22
- Malia Green, 21
- Angelo Charter
- Karl Maddox, Jr., 25
Authorities are seeking any information on the whereabouts of the following two men:
- Delano Williams, a.k.a “D” (pictured below)
- Dearon Walton, a.k.a “Mitch”
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of these two men is asked to contact the FBI Anchorage Division at 907-276-4441 or Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP.
Wednesday’s original release by the FBI Anchorage:
Yesterday morning, members of the FBI Anchorage Safe Streets Task Force executed numerous arrest warrants and served search warrants at six different locations in connection with a 25 count indictment naming 12 alleged Fairview gang members accused of drug trafficking, firearms possession and money laundering. The indictment alleges the 12 are part of a local Bloods gang.