DRUG RING PUSHED $4 MILLION IN METH, SOME WERE PART OF SAME ASIAN FAMILY

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The family that sells drugs together goes to prison together. Yang, Yang, Yang, and Yang are going to prison.

$4 million in methamphetamine sales is a good day for any drug dealer. Well, $4 million is how much methamphetamine this ring was responsible for selling and distributing in a drug network that stretched from North Carolina to Los Angeles.

Senior U.S. District Judge Graham C. Mullen sentenced to prison the leader and members of a methamphetamine trafficking ring on drug conspiracy charges on August 28, 2020 in Charlotte, NC. Most of the drug operators were family members.

The $4 Million and Drug Story

From March 2019 to September 2019, Cheng “Cam” Yang led a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy operating in Caldwell County, North Carolina and Los Angeles. Austin assisted by Randy, was Cheng “Cam” Yang’s California based source of supply of methamphetamine.

Yang distributed the methamphetamine in Caldwell County assisted by his local drug network of distributors. Over the course of the drug conspiracy, Cheng “Cam” Yang and his co-defendants distributed more than 45 kilograms (Bricks) of high-purity methamphetamine, with a street value of over $4 million.

During the arrests of the defendants on September 10, 2019, law enforcement seized three and a half kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and seven firearms from several of the defendants’ homes.

The Family and Other Suspects

The leader, Cheng “Cam” Yang, 34, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release. His brother, Peng Yang, 35, was sentenced to 156 months in prison and five years of supervised release.

The younger brother Nicholas Yang, 21, was sentenced to three years in prison followed by five years of supervised release.

The aunt, Susan Yang, 37, was ordered to serve 42 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Chang Yang, 38, was sentenced to 60 months in prison and five years of supervised release.

Austin Litchfield, 31, of Los Angeles, was ordered to serve 12 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Randy Martinez, 27, also of Los Angeles, was sentenced to 48 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

Cheng “Cam” Yang’s distributors were sentenced as follows:

Belden Watson, 59, was sentenced to 97 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Rex Eversole, 30, was sentenced to 110 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Ashley Vaught, 30, (Not pictured) was sentenced to 30 months in prison and two years of supervised release.

See below on how some of the suspects were arrested in 2019.

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