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Boulder City drug and gun trafficking ring broken up

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Updated: 5/14/2013 7:28 pm
BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- A long-term investigation has led to the arrested of six people in a crime sweep targeting drugs and stolen guns in Boulder City, Nev.

Police say five family members and one associate of a criminal organization are facing felony drug and/or gun charges in connection with a continuing investigation into a drug and gun trafficking ring in Boulder City, Nev.

The charges and the arrests of the 6 defendants were announced May 14, 2013, by the Boulder City Police Department Investigations Division.

Five of the defendants were arrested April 18 and one defendant was arrested on May 9. Three of those arrested were taken into custody at various locations in Boulder City and Las Vegas, without incident, by members of the Boulder City Police Department, Boulder City Marshal Division and officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Three defendants were located and taken into custody in California, by members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Those defendants have been extradited back to Nevada to face charges.

The charges leading to the arrests were contained in a series of criminal complaints filed with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, which led to the issuance of arrest warrants.

All of the defendants were charged with the sale or trafficking of a controlled substance and/or with firearms violations. One defendant was additionally charged with burglary and grand larceny of a firearm.

Those charged in the investigation included: Chester Willis Gabriel Jr., 43; Phyllisa Roxanna Smithling, 44; Carmen Roxannah Gabriel, 24; Chester Willis Gabriel III, 23; Anthony Lee Gabriel, 20; and Cindy Lynn Homer, 35.

The defendants charged with narcotics offenses face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and possible maximum fine of $50,000 on each charge. Those defendants charged with firearms violations face a maximum penalty of 6 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Boulder City Police Department at (702) 293-9224. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers of Nevada, Inc. at (702) 385-5555.

-- News release
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