5 men indicted in large-scale northeast Ohio drug operation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – A federal grand jury in northeast Ohio has returned a 100-count indictment charging five people with large-scale drug distribution in Youngstown – including to one person who ended up dead from an overdose.

The Friday indictment alleges that the five men conspired to traffic heroin and crack cocaine on the streets of Youngstown between July 2013 and July 2015.

The indictment includes a sentencing enhancement charging that one of the defendants distributed heroin that directly resulted in an overdose death in Youngstown last July.

U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach says the men “spread misery throughout the Mahoning Valley in the name of profit.”

The arrests came after a two-year investigation involving multiple agencies.

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