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FORNEY, Texas — A man was arrested in Forney on Friday during a crackdown on a Dallas-area gang accused of using a music record label as a front to distribute narcotics.

Police say the gang is also linked to homicides in the Sacramento, California, and Dallas, Texas, areas.

Members of the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force were assisted by members of the Kaufman County Precinct 2 Constable's Office in executing arrest and search warrants in the Forney area on Friday.

One man was arrested during the execution of those warrants in Forney and another was arrested in DeSoto. Police did not identify the men arrested citing an active and ongoing investigation and the need to execute additional arrest warrants in the investigation.

"The subjects arrested had gang affiliation with the 415 East Dallas Bloods," stated Precinct 2 Constable Jason Johnson. "The subjects arrested were using a music recording label as a front for drug dealing robbery organization which have resulted in homicides in Sacramento, California and in Dallas, TX."

According to federal court records obtained by inForney.com, which remain sealed as of Tuesday morning, the man arrested in Forney faces charges for knowingly and intentionally combine, conspire, confederate, and agree with other persons known and unknown, to commit certain offenses against the United States, to-wit: to possess with the intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The man is set for a detention hearing on July 22, 2020, in the Northern District of Texas. A federal complaint and indictment had not yet been entered into record.