The leader of the Minnesota-based Native Gangster Disciples has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for a felony weapons charge as part of the the ongoing investigation by U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of the street gang.

In St. Paul, U.S. District Court Judge Patrick Schiltz sentenced Douglas David Peake, 32, to 115 months in prison on one count of felon in possession of a firearm. Peake entered a guilty plea on Nov. 23, 2009.

In his plea agreement, Peake admitted possessing two 9mm, semi-automatic pistols.

His prior felony convictions include terroristic threats, attempted possession with intent to sell a controlled substance, second-degree assault, and felon in possession of a firearm.

In the plea agreement, Peake also admitted receiving seven firearms from a third person between Nov. 13, 2007, and Jan. 1, 2008.

Peake's conviction was the result of an ongoing ATF-led investigation into illegal firearms trafficking in Minnesota involving members of the Native Gangster Disciples, a street gang known to possess and traffic firearms.

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