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Arrests in six-state drug ring after year-long investigation

CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- A year-long investigation by area police agencies and others, leads to the break-up of a drug ring that spanned six states.
The drug ring was orchestrated by inmates at London Correction Facility in London, Ohio. The Regional Narcotics Unit discovered two members of a Mexican drug trafficking organization developed relationships with two jailed drug dealers. The inmates were able to arrange drug shipments throughout southern Ohio. In all, more than 35 pounds of heroin and 18 pounds of cocaine were seized.

Cincinnati Assistant Police Chief Dave Bailey says it was a group effort to nab the drug network. "We've seen them go to great lengths to get heroin here. It's big business. It's alarming. We've seen a bunch of deaths because of heroin overdoses we haven't seen before because of heroin overdoses. The coroner will tell you that. So how do you solve it? You solve it by working together."
The drug trafficking network operated in California, Texas, Nevada and Illinois, as well as several cities in Ohio, including Cincinnati, Dayton and Springfield.

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