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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Kansas

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Stephen R. McAllister
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jim Cross

Wichita Gang Member Indicted On Federal Drug, Firearms Charges

WICHITA, KAN. – A member of the Insane Crips gang in Wichita was indicted today on federal drug and firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Charles L. Hervey, 21, Wichita, Kan., was charged in a superseding indictment with two counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a user of controlled substances and one count of maintaining a residence in the 3100 block of South Pallisade.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:

Possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine: Up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million on each count.

Unlawful possession of a firearm by a user of controlled substances: Up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

Unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking: Not less than five years and a fine up to $250,000.

Maintaining a premise in furtherance of drug trafficking: Up to 20 years and a fine up to $500,000.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Wichita Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

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Field Division: Kansas City Field Division