TOLEDO, Ohio - Nine people, most from Toledo, were indicted Thursday for their roles in a conspiracy to traffic large amounts of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl in Northwest Ohio.
All nine defendants are charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least one kilogram of heroin, five kilograms of cocaine and 400 grams of fentanyl.
The trafficking ring was apprehended by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Toledo Metro Drug Task Force.
“Here is yet another example of exemplary police work and collaborations between local, state, and federal law enforcement. As a result of this investigation, ten individuals, mostly from Toledo, were arrested and a substantial amount of dangerous drugs are off of our streets. Toledo is a safer community with the individuals behind bars. I look forward to continuing our long standing relationship with our federal partners," Toledo Police Chief George Kral said.
“These individuals brought danger and violence to our communities through their illegal drug dealing behavior,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Smith. “Collaborative law enforcement efforts will continue daily to combat the for profit distribution of illicit life robbing narcotics.”