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Published: Thursday, 8/21/2014 - Updated: 1 year ago

26 indicted on charges of trafficking heroin, other drugs


Twenty-six members of a drug ring that brought more than $1 million worth of heroin, cocaine, and other drugs to northwest Ohio since 2010 have been indicted in U.S. District Court, authorities announced today.

The ring, which was allegedly led by Alejandro Garcia, 44, of Toledo, sold drugs across the city — from the Ravine Park Village housing development to the Westfield Park Mall, said Ava Dustin, an assistant U.S. Attorney.

“This was a sophisticated organization that moved over $1 million worth of heroin across the border and across state lines to our community,” Ms. Dustin said. “This group used firearms as part of their trade, and six were seized as part of this investigation.”

Four of the 26 defendants remain at-large: Federico Perez, 25; Willie Edward Smith, 38, and Osvaldo Perez, 60, all of Toledo, and Santos Flores, 34, of Oregon.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call the Toledo office of the FBI at 419-243-6122.

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