Youth Gangs…in Montana? Newly Retired DEA Chief Explains
You live in Florida. You send your kid off to college to play football. He's just a freshman in college. He was picking up a friend from a party and he gets gunned down by some wanna be gangbanger. And this wasn't in Los Angeles, Chicago, or New Jersey- this was in Billings, Montana. Absolutely sickening to see some of the headlines here in Big Sky Country.
Not only was an 18 year football player at Rocky Mountain College gunned down by a wanna be gangbanger, but a little baby died the day before his 1st birthday in another attack committed by another wanna be gangbanger according to local law enforcement.
Why are we seeing gang activity in a state like Montana? What role do the Mexican drug cartels play? We caught up with Stacy Zinn who recently retired as the head of the DEA here in Montana. She also talked about how Lebanese Hezbollah (LH) terrorists are already on the ground here in the United States- the same LH terrorists who are attacking Israel after the October 7th terrorist attacks.
Aaron Flint: "What are the gangs that you're seeing specifically in Montana, you know, the whole state but in particular right now Hardin and Billings in particular are dealing with this problem?"
Stacy Zinn: "You have one gang- Fresno Bulldogs. They come from Fresno, California. They will come and bring their shipments of dope up here- set up shop. You have the Norteños and Sureños. You have- those individuals are here in our community. Are they active? They are quasi active. And what do I mean by that? Individuals that are getting out of jail. When you're in jail, you usually have to pick a side. You will label yourself Norteños or Sureños- and we see the Native American community going that route. They imitate the Crips. They imitate the Bloods. They wear the colors."
Here's another question I asked Stacy Zinn.
Aaron Flint: "In your view, are are the Mexican drug cartels officially working directly with these youth gangs and using them as their useful idiots? Or, are these young gang wannabes just simply seeing the drug cartels and the amount of money and the amount of fentanyl and meth and aspiring to be like them?"
Zinn says while it still needs to be proven that these youth gangs in Montana are working directly with the Mexican drug cartels, it is clear that they are getting mentorship from somewhere. And- they are being motivated by the money they see the cartels making off of the drug trade.
By the way, after being forced to retire from the DEA due to the federal government's "age out" policy for special agents, Zinn said she is now looking to get back into the fight by running for Congress in Montana's Eastern District.
Full audio of our chat with Stacy Zinn: