Federal authorities announced gun and
drug charges against 20 alleged members of a street gang and their
drug suppliers in Charlotte.
Officials targeted the "Hidden Valley Kings" gang, which is
known to operate mostly in northern Charlotte's Hidden Valley
According to an indictment, the gang has been dealing crack
cocaine, powder cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana in the area. Gang
members are also accused of possessing guns in connection with drug
The U-S Attorney's office in Charlotte says twelve of those
charged are in custody and law enforcement officers are trying to
locate the rest.