Young Gunnaz gang shot its way up Newburgh and Poughkeepsie underworlds, now hit with indictment

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Fourteen members of the Young Gunnaz were charged today with committing various racketeering, narcotics, and firearms offenses. Among them 23-year-old Kashad “Shoca” Sampson, the gang’s leader, who is charged with participating in multiple assaults with a dangerous weapon in Poughkeepsie and Newburgh, New York.

In addition to serious acts of violence, the gang was also responsible for trafficking large amounts of narcotics across the City of Newburgh and New York State and perpetrating fraud schemes to enrich members of the gang. 

“Today, we’re announcing a sweeping RICO indictment charging 14 members and associates of a violent gang that we allege was up to no good: Running open air drug markets, engaging in shootouts in the broad daylight, and doing whatever it took to control the streets and do their dirt,” U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said. “Well, not anymore. Let today’s massive takedown be a warning to all gang members. The feds are watching. And you better believe we don’t quit.”

According to the indictment, members of the gang distributed a substantial amount of narcotics, including crack cocaine, heroin, Oxycodone, marijuana, and Promethazine HCL mixed with Codeine, commonly known as “lean.”

Young Gunnaz pull trigger, frequently

While running their illicit business, gang members had one of more firearms on them. Violence is a part of the drug underworld and the Young Gunnaz weren’t hesitant on pulling the trigger.

On August 15, 2020, Sampson, Dallas Archer, John LaLanne, and Raekwon Jackson were involved in the attempted murder of rival gang members in Poughkeepsie, New York. A few months later, on November 10, 2020, LaLanne robbed a narcotics dealer at gunpoint and discharged his firearm in Newburgh, New York.

Young Gunnaz members Syncere Tatum, Gabriel Roman, and Christopher Tate attempted to rob and shot at a rival drug dealer in Newburgh, New York on April 27, 2021.

Four rival gang members were shot at in Newburgh, New York, on November 17, 2021, by Sampson, George Delgado, Jasiak Wooten, and Bruce Allen.

If found guilty, each member faces decades or even life in prison.

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