JP resident charged in gang bust

June 22, 2007
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A massive bust of alleged Dorchester street gang associates last month included a Jamaica Plain resident.

Tara Starring, 19, of 7 Round Hill St. was hit with federal charges of using a telephone to facilitate drug trafficking.

A total of 25 alleged associates of the Lucerne Street Doggz were charged in federal and state court May 24 on drug and/or gun offenses. The bust involved a combination of indictments and arrests.

The agencies involved included the US and Suffolk County district attorney offices; the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the US Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Boston and Quincy police departments.

From a press release