LOS ANGELES – The residents of a South Los Angeles house are characterized by authorities as a gang and narcotics stronghold. The three men who live in the home on Bahama Ave. have been served with an abatement action, prosecutors announced. Along with the three men, 20 others were also named in the civil lawsuit, which alleges they are allowing sales of rock cocaine and marijuana by members of the Campanella Park Piru gang, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

The lawsuit seeks a preliminary injunction that would bar the sale of controlled substances at the location, ban gang members from accessing the property and place it under the control of the Superior Court.

Since 2005, 20 known and documented Campanella Park Piru gang members have been arrested or detained at the house for narcotics possession or sales, and several have also been victims of gang-related violence at the property, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

The defendants – who could be assessed a maximum $25,000 civil penalty and be required to pay investigative costs – have 30 days to respond to the court filing, according to the District Attorney’s Office.