Authorities Arrest Dozens in Alleged Drug Operation

Authorities Arrest Dozens in Alleged Drug Operation

Kenosha – Authorities have announced charges against dozens of people in an alleged drug-dealing operation in southeastern Wisconsin.

Forty-four people face state or federal charges after a multi-agency investigation into drug dealing in Kenosha and Racine counties.

U.S. Attorney James Santelle said Wednesday that 24 defendants were indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute drugs including heroin, crack cocaine and cocaine.

“I believe and hope that the investigation has severed a large pipeline of heroin coming into the city of Kenosha,” Kenosha Police Chief John Morrissey said.

According to the indictments, some in the group acted as middlemen for other dealers and sold from a bar.

Authorities said many of those arrested are members of the Gangster Disciples gang.

The Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office charged an additional 12 suspects with narcotics crimes. Eight others were arrested on outstanding state warrants or narcotics charges.

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