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Three More Members of the Westside Crips Criminal Enterprise Sentenced to Prison for Participation in Racketeering Conspiracy Relating to Sex Trafficking, Drug Trafficking and Other Crimes

SAN DIEGO – Two more gang members of the Westside Crips were sentenced today for their participation in a racketeering conspiracy involving sex trafficking, narcotics trafficking and other violent crimes.  A mid-level drug dealer who sold narcotics to gang members was also sentenced for his participation in the racketeering conspiracy and for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Peter Miranda (aka “Fat Boy,” “Baby Rocks,” and “Lil’ Burger”), Jasiri Lacey (aka “Baby Westwood” and “Baby West”), and Larry Monroe previously admitted their respective membership and association with the Westside Crips, who primarily operated in Oceanside and elsewhere.  Today, U.S. District Judge John A. Houston sentenced Miranda to 45 months in prison. He sentenced Lacey to 72 months in prison.  Judge Houston also sentenced Monroe for both of his crimes to 180 months in prison.

According to court documents, the members of the conspiracy were involved in drug trafficking, prostitution, attempted murder, assaults and robberies.  Their criminal activity primarily occurred between 2004 through February 2017.  According to court documents, members of Westside Crips are akin to a crime family, where all members work together committing various crimes for the purpose of making money.

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In furtherance of the RICO conspiracy, Miranda admitted he engaged in promoting prostitution of an adult female between June and November 2015.  In October 2015, Miranda transported the adult female for the purposes of prostitution.  Miranda also admitted that he sold narcotics to benefit the Westside Crips.  For example, in October 2008, he sold cocaine base in Oceanside, California. Lastly, Miranda promoted his involvement as a gang member in the Westside Crips by posting on Facebook, displaying gang signs, and wearing Westside Crips’ colors (blue) and affiliated clothing.

To further his role in the RICO conspiracy, Lacey admitted he engaged in two extremely violent robbery offenses, including one in which he pointed a shotgun at the victim and robbed him of his marijuana and other items.  Lacey admitted he also was involved in the robbery of a wireless store in San Diego with two other accomplices who used handguns to steal 120 cellular phones, two laptop computers, and nine Apple iPads. This caused the wireless store to lose approximately $8,500.  Lacey also admitted he promoted the prostitution of an adult female by using a smuggled cell phone while he was in prison and directed another gang member to manage one of the women working for Lacey as a prostitute.

As a mid-level drug dealer associated with the Westside Crips, Monroe admitted he distributed methamphetamine to gang members of the Westside Crips and others from December 2009 through October 2015.   Throughout that period, Monroe sold various quantities of methamphetamine in furtherance of his role in two conspiracies – the RICO conspiracy and the conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

“Gang members and drug traffickers who continue to sell dangerous narcotics and exploit members of our community for their own personal gain and notoriety shall be vigorously prosecuted for their crimes,” said U.S. Attorney Adam L. Braverman.

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This case is also the result of the ongoing efforts by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) a partnership that brings together the combined expertise and unique abilities of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, dismantle and prosecute high-level members of drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations and enterprises.

DEFENDANTS                                            Case Numbers: 17cr0270-JAH, 17cr0214-JAH                

Peter Miranda aka “Fat Boy,” “Baby Rocks”, “Lil’ Burger”             Age: 33                       Oceanside, CA

Jasiri Malcolm Lacey aka “Baby Westwood,” “Baby West”            Age: 26                       Oceanside, CA

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Larry Darnell Monroe                                                                         Age: 60                       Oceanside, CA

PRIOR DEFENDANTS’ SENTENCES

Ameer Roby aka “Tiny Dum Dum”               Sentenced to:                          48 months in prison

Michael Sullivan aka “Du-Low”                    Sentenced to:                          36 months in prison

Shane Anderson aka “Tiny Westwood”         Sentenced to:                          28 months in prison

Richard Cleveland aka “Face”                        Sentenced to:                          57 months in prison

Umesh Oza (hotel manager)                           Sentenced to:                          4 months in prison;180 days of

home confinement

SUMMARY OF CHARGES FOR MIRANDA AND LACEY

Title 18, United States Code, Section 1962(d) – Conspiracy to Conduct Enterprise Affairs Through a Pattern of Racketeering Activity; Title 18, United States Code, Section 1963 – Criminal Forfeiture Maximum Penalties: 20 years’ in prison, a fine of $250,000, three years of supervised release

SUMMARY OF CHARGES FOR MONROE

Title 18, United States Code, Section 1962(d) – Conspiracy to Conduct Enterprise Affairs Through a Pattern of Racketeering Activity; Title 18, United States Code, Section 1963 – Criminal Forfeiture Maximum Penalties: 20 years’ in prison, a fine of $250,000, three years of supervised release

Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 846 – Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

Penalties: Mandatory minimum of 10 years’ in prison, and a maximum of life in prison, a fine of $250,000, five years of supervised release

AGENCIES

North County Narcotics Task Force

Drug Enforcement Administration

Oceanside Police Department

Internal Revenue Service

SOURCE- DOJ

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