BACLIFF — A judge on Tuesday sentenced four Bacliff men accused of being members of the 4th Street Bloods on drug conspiracy charges authorities said.
Jamie Lynn Finley 30 Thomas Tyler Black 26 Cameron Lee Sanford 20 and William Hunter Sanford 21 pleaded guilty earlier this year and were sentenced Tuesday in Houston before U.S. District Judge David Hittner the U.S. attorney’s office said in a statement.
Finley who pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine had a large role in the group and was sentenced to 168 months in federal prison the statement said.
Black was the leader of the drug conspiracy and received a 150-month sentence for one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine the statement said.
The Sanford brothers were primarily drug runners and had little if any criminal history. Hittner sentenced Cameron Sanford to 37 months in prison and William Sanford to 63 months each for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine the statement said.
The 4th Street Bloods originated in the Bayshore area of northeastern Galveston County in the middle 1990s and later became a target of the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.
The FBI U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Texas Department of Public Safety Galveston police and the U.S. Marshals Service investigated the case along with the sheriff’s office.