Saturday, 13 September 2008

Ronald "Bang Boy" Kinston longtime leader of the Bounty Hunters

Parole confined Ronald "Bang Boy" Kinston was running a drug-and-guns trafficking ring.New Jersey State Police say that Kinston - described as an "Original Gangster," or longtime leader of the Bounty Hunters, a New Jersey subset of the Bloods gang - pumped heroin and guns into at least four New Jersey counties, despite his parole restrictions."He had hundreds of people under him in the state," said Maj. William Toms, commanding officer of the state police's intelligence unit.Kinston, 30, was arrested last month when investigators learned that a shipment of stolen semiautomatic handguns was being delivered to him from North Carolina.Toms said that those guns - two .40-caliber and two 9 mm handguns - were among 24 weapons stolenfrom a North Carolina firearms dealer, and were found in a hydraulic compartment in a 2002 Acura driven to New Jersey by Torrey Grady, 25, of Leland, N.C.Thirteen suspects with ties to the Bounty Hunters were arrested or wanted on warrants in the investigation dubbed "Operation Fire Extinguisher.""The Bounty Hunters are a particularly violent set of the Bloods street gang, and the targeted defendants were involved in both drug and gun trafficking," said Attorney General Anne Milgram.According to the New Jersey Department of Corrections, Kinston was paroled in January from Riverfront State Prison in Camden after serving almost three years for drugs and eluding charges.Toms said Kinston was allowed to leave his home on certain hours on weekdays, but he declined to elaborate on how Kinston ran the operation."This wasn't a breakdown of the system," Toms said. "His actions were curtailed."When police searched Kinston's home last month, they found about 300 doses of heroin, hollow-point bullets and cash, Toms said.In total, Operation Fire Extinguisher netted 3,000 doses of heroin; 10 ounces of pure, uncut heroin; 3 ounces of cocaine; and 530 Ecstasy pills, police said.Kinston is being held in the Burlington County Jail on racketeering, weapons and possession and distribution charges.Another suspect, Daryl "Brody" Walker, of Edison, was a primary distributor of heroin and Ecstasy in Middlesex and Somerset counties, Toms said. Walker was also an Original Gangster with the Five Line subset of the Bounty Hunters, cops said


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