Eleven alleged members and associates of Oceanside's Westside Crips gang were indicted today (February 10) for racketeering, conspiracy involving drug trafficking, prostitution, and other crimes. "[T]he manager of two national brand hotels in Oceanside" was also charged.
Five were arrested this morning in North County and another was caught in New Mexico. Five were already in custody and one remained at large at midday.
Court documents allege that the Westside Crips are similar to a crime family, in which all work together to rake in money. The defendants are Corey Austin, William Bright, Ameer Roby, Michael Sullivan, Peter Miranda, Shane Anderson, Jasiri Lacey, Demetrius McFarland, Travion McHenry, Richard Cleveland, Larry Monroe, and Umesh Oza. Nicknames of the individuals include "Tiny Dum," "Lil' Burger," "Baby West," and "2Much."