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Three men with possible ties to the MS-13 gang were arrested late Monday night at 1604 E. Eighth St. in Jeffersonville.
The Jeffersonville Police Department Drug Investigation Unit served a search warrant on the residence in reference to the possession and distribution of illegal narcotics, according to a JPD press release.
Police seized cocaine, marijuana, a stolen handgun and an assault rifle from the residence. Two of the three suspects also allegedly were in possession of counterfeit Social Security cards, passports and state-issued identification cards.
Police also found multiple pieces of MS-13 gang paraphernalia at the residence.
Marshall E. Gray, 19, was charged with maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana, dealing marijuana and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.
German Arellano Sanchez, 20, was charged with counterfeiting, receiving stolen property and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.
Ronnie Sanchez, 25, was charged with maintaining a common nuisance, counterfeiting and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.
All three were transported to the Clark County Detention Center.
JPD was assisted by the Charlestown Police Department Narcotics Division and the Indiana State Police.
SO YOU KNOW
• Members of Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13, are mostly Salvadoran nationals or first generation Salvadoran-Americans, but also Hondurans, Guatemalans, Mexicans and other Central and South American immigrants.
MS-13 operates in at least 42 states and the District of Columbia and has about 6,000 to 10,000 members nationwide.
Right now, MS-13 has no official national leadership structure. The gang originated in Los Angeles, but when members migrated eastward, they began forming cliques that for the most part operated independently.
MS-13 members typically work for legitimate businesses by presenting false documentation. They primarily pick employers that don’t scrutinize employment documents, especially in the construction, restaurant, delivery service and landscaping industries.
The group is known for a high level of violence in its crimes.
— Federal Bureau of Investigation