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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Federal law enforcement authorities say they've arrested an alleged leader of a New Jersey faction of the Bloods street gang.

The U.S. attorney's office said Friday that Tyrone Tyson, 38, has been charged for his alleged involvement with an illegal drug trafficking operation in Camden.

Prosecutors say Tyson is an alleged leader of the "Fruit Town Brims" set of the Bloods, and controls the gang's activities in New Jersey.

He faces charges related to dealing heroin. A message left for the public defender assigned to his case was not immediately returned.

Tyson was arrested following an investigation lead by a task force made up of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

The charge he faces carries up to 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine.

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