Two arrested in county drug raids sentenced

first_imgTwo people have pleaded guilty and received prison sentences and 53 other defendants charged in the Operation Gang Green drug raids have trial dates set for this spring.One of the 53 defendants was scheduled to plead guilty Thursday, but attorneys postponed the hearing until Feb. 2.The defendants are charged in connection with the Oct. 13 effort that took place throughout Clark County and netted more than 7,000 marijuana plants following raids involving about 300 police officers.Dwight Naipo, 30, one of the two already convicted, pleaded guilty Dec. 7 in Clark County Superior Court to manufacture of a controlled substance and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances. He was sentenced to a one year in prison.On Jan. 12, Minh Troung, 33, also pleaded guilty in Clark County to manufacture of a controlled substance and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances and was sentenced to two years in prison.Prosecutors have said 18 of the 55 defendants are believed to be the ring leaders; they are charged in federal court, which can impose longer sentences for drug offenses than state court. Thirty-eight others have trials set in Clark County.last_img read more