New Bedford Latin Kings Member Sentenced In Drug Conspiracy Case
Another member of the Latin Kings street gang has been sentenced in Federal Court.
The U.S Attorney's Office says 24-year old Issac Felix-Rivera, also known as King Izzy, pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in December, 2020.
He was sentenced this week to time served, about four and a half months in prison, and three years of supervised release, with the first six-months to be served in home confinement.
Felix-Rivera admitted to his role in the Latin Kings drug distribution conspiracy based in the City of New Bedford, where the gang ran a vast cocaine base distribution network that used multi-unit apartment buildings known as “trap houses” to distribute the narcotics.
Members of the Latin Kings dealt drugs in the trap houses, obtaining their supply of cocaine base from co-defendant, and leader of the New Bedford Chapter of the Latin Kings, Jorge Rodriguez, a/k/a “King G.”
Evidence developed during the course of the investigation included multiple recordings of Latin Kings members cooking cocaine base, directing violence against rival gang members, meting out discipline, and handling firearms used to protect the Latin Kings’ drug distribution network.
Rodriguez previously pleaded guilty and was sentenced in November 2020 to 18 years in prison.
Felix-Rivera is one of 62-leaders, members and associates of the Latin Kings gang indicted in December, 2019, and the 20th to be sentenced in the case.