A self-proclaimed founder and leader of a white supremacist gang known as the Aryan Kings was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison. David Milam, 39, also known as “DC,” pled guilty to trafficking heroin and methamphetamine, illegal possession of a firearm and assaulting a federal officer, according to a media release from the Department of Justice. U.S. Attorney Michael Easley said in the release they are partnering with local law enforcement to dismantle the leadership of violent drug trafficking gangs like the Aryan Kings. After his arrest, Easley said Milam assaulted a law enforcement officer in a local jail. “I am grateful to the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, DEA and ATF for their focus on this case and commitment to keeping North Carolina a safe place to live, work and raise a family,” Easley said. In 2018, investigators received information that the Aryan Kings were engaged in physical activity in the Onslow County area, to include high-volume drug trafficking; violence, including assaults using machetes; witness intimidation; and discharging a firearm at a law enforcement officer. During the course of the subsequent investigation into Milam and the Aryan Kings, agents executed search warrants on residences associated with Milam, the release said. In Milam’s bedroom, they found 31 grams of methamphetamine and 27 grams of heroin. In total, he was found accountable for at least two kilograms of methamphetamine during the course of the conspiracy. Agents also seized a loaded .40 caliber handgun, two 9-millimeter handguns, a .22 caliber rifle and two assault rifles, the release said. White supremacist paraphernalia recovered included a gas mask marked with “AK” for Aryan Kings, swastikas and an “88,” which stands for Heil Hitler. Additionally, a notebook containing the Aryan Kings Creed, an American flag with swastikas glued on it, a spear with a swastika and other items were also found. Based on those search warrants, the release said Milam pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and 100 grams or more of heroin; possession with intent to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine and heroin; and possession of a firearm by a felon.

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