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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Minnesota

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Andrew M. Luger
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ben Petok

Seven Defendants Plead Guilty to Roles in Violent South Minneapolis Gang

Two defendants played role in August 2014 shooting at Hennepin County Medical Center 10z and 20z gangs engaged in multi-year war with Bloods and Bogus Boys

United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today announced the guilty pleas of the remaining two defendants from an August 2015 indictment charging seven members of the 10z and 20z street gangs with crimes related to a multi-year gang war with their rivals, which included a shooting attack in August 2014 outside of the Hennepin County Medical Center in which the hospital was peppered with gunfire. The defendants include both leaders and other members of the 10z and 20z. Four defendants pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess firearms in the furtherance of a drug trafficking conspiracy, including the guilty pleas today of DANIEL ALFRED ADAMS, a/k/a "Funk," and PERCY MINIFER LACEY, JR., a/k/a "P3." Two defendants earlier this month pleaded guilty to illegally possessing ammunition and one pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine base. Each defendant pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Patrick Schiltz in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minn.

"Seven gang members are now behind bars," said U.S. Attorney Luger. "Today’s guilty pleas are an important step forward for public safety, but our work is not done. Already this year, there have been dozens of shots-fired incidents across Minneapolis. Working together with all our law enforcement partners, including the ATF and Minneapolis Police Department, we are committed to ending the gun violence that disrupts the peacefulness of neighborhoods across Minneapolis."

According to the defendants’ guilty pleas and documents filed in court, between at least January 2013 and August 2015, the 10z and the 20z gangs operated in South Minneapolis, primarily between Franklin Avenue, and Lake Street, and I-35W and Minnehaha Avenue. Their primary purpose was to make money for the gang members through the sale of illegal drugs, including crack cocaine, heroin, and marijuana. As part of their drug trafficking operation, members of the gangs routinely engaged in gun violence with rival gangs. The purpose of this violence was to protect drug dealing territory controlled by the 10z and 20z, to protect individual drug distributors from rival gang violence, to attack and seize drug dealing territory controlled by rival gangs, and to attack and rob drug distributors associated with rival gangs.

According to the defendants’ guilty pleas and documents filed in court, the 10z and 20z were involved in a gang war with their primary rival gangs, the Bloods and the Bogus Boys. The gang war was very violent and resulted in shootings of gang members on both sides, some of which caused the death of gang members. Virtually all of these shootings were the product of disputes over territory, robberies of rival drug dealers, or retaliatory violence.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Minneapolis Police Department.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Calhoun-Lopez.

Defendant Information:

  • DANIEL ALFRED ADAMS, a/k/a "Funk," 29, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Convicted: Conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 1 count

 

  • CLARENCE JAMES DICKENS, JR., a/k/a "Claro," a/k/a, "Sneaky," 24, Roseville, Minn.
  • Convicted: Conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 1 count

 

  • ANTHONY PIERRE DOSS, a/k/a "Two Tone," a/k/a "Tony," 25, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
  • Convicted: Conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 1 count

 

  • PERCY MINIFER LACEY, JR., a/k/a "P3," 22, Richfield, Minn.
  • Convicted: Conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 1 count

 

  • THOMAS DUPREE BENNETT, a/k/a "Deandre Clay," a/k/a "Trigga," 28, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Convicted: Felon in possession of ammunition, 1 count

 

  • ANDREW INDELICATO PETERSON, a/k/a "Boo Boo," 25, St. Louis Park, Minn.
  • Convicted: Felon in possession of ammunition, 1 count

 

  • PAUL ANTONIO EARLY, a/k/a "Stamps," a/k/a, "Man Man," 23, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Convicted: Distribution of cocaine base, 1 count

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