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East Union Street Hustlers Leader Sentenced to 5.5 Years

Levi Pulkkinen has a story about the sentencing of an alleged “captain” of the East Union Street Hustlers gang:

Jimmy Gene Miller Jr. received a 5½-year prison sentence Friday after pleading guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute. Miller, 24, is a convicted felon and barred by law from possessing guns.

An admitted member of the East Union Street Hustlers gang, Miller was arrested Oct. 8 near the corner of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street after attempting to flee from police and dropping a .40-caliber pistol, according to court documents. In a search of his person, Seattle police found 17 grams of crack cocaine and $880 in cash.

Addressing U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Jones, Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Lombardi argued that Miller, since his first arrest at age 11, “has never really been a productive member of society.” Instead, Lombardi argued, Miller — who remains a suspect in two unsolved shootings — has taken from his community by supplying drugs to its members and contributed to the violence associated with the corner.

We reported previously about how cell phone wire taps led to federal charges for two other members of that gang, and how eight others were charged by the county for drug crimes.

0 thoughts on “East Union Street Hustlers Leader Sentenced to 5.5 Years

  1. I really thought this was going to be about realtors when I saw the headline. “hustlers” usually refers to streetwalkers, quick-paced individuals on basketball courts, or people who steal from others through sleight of hand or fine print contracts. I forgot about the Street Hustlers gang!

  2. U ppl r worse than tha drug dealerz urselves u guyz get happy over sum one gettin sentenced 2 fed time, u ppl should be tryna have rallies so instead of prison our men and women 2 college!!! U kno it cost 2 put and hold ppl in jail, put sum of tha criminalz in college cuz they smart as hell and they could probably help better tha community….. Wat about tha ppl in tha fedz gettin raped, I think they have it worse than u assholez…. U guyz talkin bout u scared of them, they jus tryna make a livin like tha rest of us……

  3. I thought it had been pretty quiet around 21st/Union the past several weeks. I guess now I know why. Thanks police!