A Rocky Point man is among nine reputed Bloods street gang members that New York State authorities said were arrested for allegedly trafficking illegal guns throughout the region.
Terrence “T-Bone” Gordon was charged with criminal possession of a weapon when a 367-count felony indictment against the alleged trafficking ring’s members was unsealed Wednesday in Bronx court.
“These allegations lay out a disturbing, but all too familiar pattern of multistate gun trafficking and violence, with New York State in the crosshairs,” Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.
Prosecutors said Gordon, 35, and his eight co-defendants’ arrests were the culmination of “Operation Redrum,” named for the nickname of alleged ring leader, William “Redrum” Soler, co-leader of the East Coast faction of the Bloods known as “Redside.”
Investigators seized 93 illegal guns in the probe in which an undercover detective, posing as a gun reseller, purchased guns directly from Soler while authorities also used electronic surveillance to monitor the ring’s activities, prosecutors said.
Bail for Gordon was set at $30,000 bond or $20,000 cash. He is due back in court May 26. He previously pleaded not guilty to weapons charges that are pending in Suffolk County.