97 charged in sweep for weapons, drugs in NE Ohio

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — Ninety-seven people are facing federal or state charges in a sweep against drug trafficking and illegal weapons in northeast Ohio.

The charges announced Wednesday by U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach (DEHT’-ehl-bahk) targeted people involved in the Warren area in alleged heroin and cocaine dealing and in having and selling firearms illegally.

Fifty-five people are charged in 19 separate federal indictments, and 42 others face state charges.

The alleged drug trafficking pipelines were Detroit to Warren and Columbus to Warren and Dayton.

A total of 155 firearms were seized.

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