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Gang Members Plead Guilty to Drug Charges

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WILLIAMSPORT — Three men pleaded guilty to drug charges Wednesday in federal court in Williamsport.

According to court documents, Renard Durant of Bloomsburg, Shelton Cochrane of Mount Carmel, and Gilberto Lanzot, of Wilkes-Barre were charged with conspiracy to deal heroin, crack cocaine, and marijuana.

Court papers claim Durant, 27, Cochrane, 37, and Lanzot, 32, are all leading members of the “ARG” Bloods gang in Columbia, Northumberland, and Luzerne Counties.  The US Attorney’s office said the three men distributed drugs from July 2011 through 2013.

Sentencing has been scheduled for August. The men face up to 40 years in prison.



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