Authorities arrested several gang members and confiscated a large amount of rock cocaine, packaging material and thousands of dollars in cash Thursday morning, officials said.


Robert Black, 33, James Hope, 36, Emaucel Belton, 44, and Tyquand Howard, 38, were arrested for participation in a criminal street gang and possession of cocaine for sale. All four are members of the Pasadena Denver Lanes gang.


San Bernardino County Sheriff's Victorville station Deputy Brian Quintard along with members of the SMASH team served search warrants at a home in the 16000 block of Sequoia Road near Sixth Avenue in Hesperia Thursday.


Before they could even execute the search warrants, members of the team saw several drug transactions take place at the location, according to officials.


While serving the warrants, officials recovered a large amount of rock cocaine and packaging material consistent with narcotics sales, authorities reported. They also found cash at the home.


During a related traffic stop, investigators located more drugs and thousands of dollars in cash.


Team members were also able to arrest another PDL gang member at a nearby convenience store where he was selling marijuana.


Authorities arrested the four gang members, nabbing some at the residence, at the convenience store and during the traffic stop.


Anyone with information about this case or any other drug-related case is asked to call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.


Beatriz E. Valenzuela may be reached at 951-6276 or at BValenzuela@VVDailyPress.com.