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A federal grand jury has returned charges of racketeering, drug trafficking and robbery against eight people — four of them also charged in the kidnapping and murder of an off-duty Waynesboro policeman.

U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy announced the indictments, suggesting Officer Kevin Quick may have been killed because he witnessed a crime. Heaphy said all of those charged are members of a gang called the 99 Goonz Syndikate — a division of the Bloods street gang.

“These individuals committed a series of commercial robberies — robberies of convenience stores in Charlottesville and Louisa, Goochland and Fluvanna Counties, acts of residential burglary where items of value were stolen, drug distribution of crack and powder cocaine and most significantly, perhaps, the abduction, kidnapping and murder of Waynesboro Reserve Police Officer Kevin Quick.

Four of the accused are from Northern Virginia, three of them from Manassas. Just one, Travis Leon Bell of Front Royal, is accused of murder.

The U.S. Attorney General has not decided, yet, whether to seek the death penalty. All of those charged remain behind bars. They are expected in court on July 23.

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