Six men arrested in Portsmouth gang investigation

Posted at 5:02 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 17:02:08-05

Portsmouth, Va. – Six members and associates of the Corna Sto Boys gang have been arrested, according to police.

The group has been responsible for the distribution and sale of drugs in Portsmouth.

47-year-old William K. Smith, 36-year-old Richard T. Banks, 36-year-old Reginald M. White, 28-year-old LaCharles E. Hodges, 37-year-old Charles Battle, Jr. and 34-year-old Kenyatta H. Adams were arrested and charged with a total of 24 drug and conspiracy crimes.

Investigators found heroin, cocaine, U.S. money and firearms during the arrests.

Each of the six suspects arrested have charges ranging from possession with the intent to distribute narcotics, conspiracy and possession/sale of narcotics on or near a school.

The suspects could have pending charges for gang participation.