The Denver District Attorney has indicted Colorado in connection with “a series of crimes in support of their fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine addictions.” Announced Friday.
The Denver District Attorney Beth McCain’s office said the group is accused of stealing motor vehicles, firearms, tools, financial instruments and other items to maintain their lifestyle and Drug habits can be supported.
The DA office added that the group was accused of “operating as an enterprise and identifying itself as a ‘supernatural’.”
Members of The Supranos are accused of working in two teams to “target the Case and Hyundai” and “identify potential target vehicles.”
“One team member would break the driver’s side door lock, then break the ignition lock and start the vehicle using a screwdriver. The other team member acted as the driver and released the driver. Then they tried to cover up the theft. Apply for allegedly stolen license plates to vehicles, “the DA office said in a statement on Friday.
According to the DA, they also targeted vehicles that were left unattended and are accused of using them to buy credit cards found in stolen vehicles.
The members allegedly shared information and techniques with each other “to complete the best practices of car theft” and also took pride in each other. Facebook “About their individual ability in automotive theft.”
The group allegedly used Facebook to “coordinate crime, avoid arrest and arrange bonds with each other.”
“On some occasions, they have been accused of live-streaming their crimes, while other enterprise members have offered real-time encouragement as they progress on Facebook,” the office said.
Prosecutors say they believe the group used the proceeds of its crime to buy drugs.
The group members face charges including 37 counts of motor vehicle theft. 20 counts of identity theft Possession of weapons by previous offenders with intent to manufacture or distribute a controlled substance, and others.
Overall, the district attorney said the group has been charged with 91 counts. The alleged crimes took place between February 19, 2021 and September 29, 2021.
The lawsuits were originally filed in Denver District Court on September 29. Police, Other local police departments and the Colorado Metro Auto Theft Task Force were also involved in the case.