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More Than Seventeen Arrested On Drug And Firearms Charges Alleged Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy Targeted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2007

Greensboro, NC – More than 17 people were arrested today on federal drug, firearms, and currency transaction reporting charges, as a result of an intensive two year investigation into a major drug distribution group based in Alamance County, North Carolina.

“Today’s arrests take a violent drug trafficking organization out of our community,” said Anna Mills Wagoner, United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina. “The indictment and arrests of these individuals demonstrate the positive results that can be obtained when federal, state and local law enforcement work together with determination to disrupt and dismantle criminal enterprises.”

Approximately 100 agents and officers from various federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies participated in the arrests, which began around 4 a.m. this morning.

Those arrested are among seventeen individuals indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine hydrochloride, evading currency reporting requirements, and firearms violations. They include the following:

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