13 Inglewood Gang Members Arrested On Federal Drug And Weapons Charges

A poster shows the mugshots of 10 of the 13 alleged gang members arrested by local and federal authorities on various firearms and narcotics violations as part of Operation "Red Harvest." Credit: (Nathaniel Percy, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

Authorities on Wednesday announced 13 members of the Inglewood Family Street Gang are facing federal charges related to firearms and narcotics trafficking.

Inglewood police had been working with FBI on the case for more than a year.

“Our objective is to eliminate criminal gang activity in the city of Inglewood,” Mayor James Butts told reporters Wednesday at the Inglewood police headquarters. “We are putting every criminal gang member on notice that these operations will continue until every one of you is either incarcerated or leaves the city of Inglewood.”

Authorities found weapons and drugs such as cocaine and meth during the crackdown.

“[We] want to make it clear, we take this very seriously,” Inglewood Police Chief Mark Fronterata said. “This is a clear message to all gangs they are not welcome here anymore and we will leave no stone unturned in terms of a full-court press in bringing justice for everyone.

The defendants are Byron Sumlin, 45, of Los Angeles; Terrence Hale, 51, of Gardena; Ralph Adrian Williams, 33, of Long Beach; Hafoka Netane, 33, of Hawthorne; Justin Jackson, 23, of Gardena; Charles Armstead, 37, of San Bernardino; and Ronald Anthony Miller, 29, Agyei Hasani Covington, 39, Victoria Sanders, 50, Eddie Lee Jackson, 54, Derick Butler, 31, Jason Inge, 31, and Chad Jones, 28, all of Inglewood.

They each face 10 years to life, if convicted.