A criminal probe led by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration nabbed 45 members of the Los Primeros Padres (translation: The First Fathers) prison gang for cocaine and crystal meth trafficking. In addition to the grand jury indictments, local, state, and federal agents seized several pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine, numerous firearms, as well as the recovery of stolen vehicles.
The nine-month investigation identified a drug trafficking organization operated by LPP gang bangers who are involved in the distribution of large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine in the north metro area of Denver, Colorado. The group also engaged in auto theft and burglaries to enhance their criminal enterprise.
Charges in the 230-count indictment include racketeering under the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, conspiracy, various drug possession and distribution charges, kidnapping, robbery, burglary, theft, and aggravated motor vehicle theft.