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Bakersfield police release photos of seized evidence from large anti-gang investigation

A photo provided Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, by the Bakersfield Police Department shows evidence seized over the course of an investigation that led to a multiagency sweep Tuesday in Bakersfield, Calif.

Police released photos of drugs and guns seized during its investigation that culminated with a multiagency gang crackdown Tuesday.

Their target was the West Side Crips.

The investigation lasted for months. Over the course of that investigation, police arrested 15 people.

Another 25 people were arrested in Tuesday's sweep. Most face state charges, some face federal charges and a few face both.

Three suspects -- Tommie Thomas, Jarvis Thomas and Michael Holmes -- remain at large.

Four people were arrested in connection with the murder of 50-year-old Edwin Smith a few months ago outside a bowling alley and bar off Real Road. Skylor Billings, Daniel Willis and Gary Pierson are suspected of murder. Gary Clayton is suspected of being an accessory to the murder.

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Police on Wednesday also released details on the state charges for suspects arrested during the sweep:

  • LaShonda Bailey -- grand theft
  • Mijah Burns -- receiving stolen property, accessory, participation in a street gang
  • Breyonna Cartwright -- conspiracy, participation in a street gang
  • Lakeijuh Cartwright -- conspiracy, accessory, participation in a street gang
  • Elijah Cobbins -- attempted murder, conspiracy, gang member in possession of a firearm
  • Paul Dean -- accessory, participation in a street gang
  • Keshaunte Deloney -- burglary, participation in a street gang
  • Rayneisha Fite -- accessory, destruction of evidence, receiving stolen property, participation in a street gang
  • Rodney Gupton -- possession of an assault rifle, gang member in possession of a firearm, participation in a criminal street gang
  • Latimore Hunter -- possession of an assault rifle, gang member in possession of a firearm, participation in a criminal street gang
  • Lavail Johnson -- possession of an assault rifle, participation in a street gang
  • Ladareius Jones -- accessory, possession of stolen property, participation in a street gang
  • Jeremy King -- accessory, participation in a criminal street gang
  • Jonathan Knight -- accessory, participation in a criminal street gang
  • Jack Sam -- conspiracy, participation in a criminal street gang
  • Cornelius Shiver -- gang member in possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property, burglary, participation in a criminal street gang
  • Sara Sims -- possession of an assault rifle, participation in a street gang
  • Jalen Taylor -- possession of a firearm by a gang member, participation in a street gang
  • Larry Thomas -- attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, accessory, possession of a firearm by a gang member, participation in a street gang
  • Jervern Weldon -- receiving stolen property, accessory, participation in a street gang
  • Daray Woodard -- burglary, receiving stolen property, accessory, participation in a street gang

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