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19 indicted in Ohio for alleged drug ring

Associated Press • Feb 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Federal authorities say 19 people have been indicted in an alleged conspiracy to traffic large amounts of heroin, crack cocaine and prescription pills in a north central Ohio city.

The top federal prosecutor for northern Ohio on Wednesday announced the unsealing of a 72-count indictment. Authorities said the indictment details a two-year conspiracy in which drugs were brought to Marion from Detroit and Fort Wayne, Ind., and sold to juveniles and others.

U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach said in a release the arrests represent a joint law-enforcement effort to choke off the supply of drugs to the region.

The indictments resulted from an investigation by law enforcement agencies that included the FBI, Marion police, the Marion County sheriff’s office and the Ohio attorney general, among others.

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