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Portsmouth gang members sentenced for crack cocaine conspiracy

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 13:26:40-04

NORFOLK, Va. – Two members of the Portsmouth “Corna Sto Boys” gang have been sentenced for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine.

Charles Battle, 38, was sentenced to 240 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release.

LaCharles Hodges aka Boogie, 29, was sentenced to 151 months in prison.

Court documents say both men, along with other members of the “Corna Sto Boys,” sold crack cocaine across the street from the schoolyard of a Portsmouth elementary school.

Three other members or affiliates of the same group, Norman Stephenson, aka Bree; Jawanza Johnson, aka Wanza; and Samuel Gray, aka Pig, were sentenced earlier this year.

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