Seven members of Aryan Brotherhood of Texas convicted for meth distribution conspiracy

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Seven members and associates of the powerful prison gang Aryan Brotherhood of Texas were convicted last week of a meth distribution conspiracy, according to the Dallas Morning News.


One person was acquitted on Friday. More than 80 have pleaded guilty in a massive drug conspiracy ring, according to the Dallas Morning News.

The white supremacist prison gang has reportedly been in “chaos” since a massive federal crackdown that has resulted in more than 900 years in prison, according to the Austin American-Statesman. The 2,000 member gang has been struggling to rebuild since then.

The Texas prison gang, formed in the 1980s, requires membership for life, even after leaving prison. Members and associates are responsible for robberies, kidnappings, drug trafficking and murders. Although it is a race-based group, not one of the more than 80 people charged has been charged with a hate crime, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The seven people convicted on Friday were all found guilty on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, which carries a prison sentence of 5 to 40 years in prison and up to a $5 million fine.