Two suspected gang members will remain in jail until they stand trial in U.S. District Court for selling crack cocaine and possessing firearms while dealing drugs.
Eric D. Denny, 18, and Ganyn Matthews, 19, both of Spokane, were ordered detained by U.S. Magistrate Cynthia Imbrogno after a hearing Monday.
The two were arrested on Halloween after agreeing to trade crack cocaine for handguns, authorities said.
The deal was struck at Denny’s residence at 2928 E. Central where two young women were fatally shot last summer.
Police and federal Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms agents found gang graffiti, firearms and crack cocaine in the house after Denny and Matthews were arrested.
The federal judge ruled that both young men pose a danger to the community and are flight risks.
If convicted, Matthews and Denny each face a minimum of 10 years in prison.