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Local Drug Sales Ring Broken Up, 15 Members Indicted

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Local Drug Sales Ring Broken Up, 15 Members Indicted

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Almost half of 15 individuals a federal grand jury in St. has indicted for the possession and sale of crack cocaine and heroin are in custody. Federal agents and police worked together as part of an initiative called Mission SAVE to arrest the men, 12 of them from St. Louis and three from […]

Local Drug Sales Ring Broken Up, 15 Members Indicted

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Almost half of 15 individuals a federal grand jury in St. has indicted for the possession and sale of crack cocaine and heroin are in custody. Federal agents and police worked together as part of an initiative called Mission SAVE to arrest the men, 12 of them from St. Louis and three from Phoenix. Mission SAVE is a St. Louis-area effort launched in 2015 that targets violent offenders.

The FBI’s Special Agent in Charge in St. Louis, William Woods, says the suspects are members of a downtown gang known as the Cochran Crips. He says the Cochran Crips are a dangerous gang but another gang, the Downtown Taliban is more dangerous. Woods says they’ve made several arrests of member of the Downtown Taliban in recent weeks.
The investigation is being conducted by the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and police departments in St. Louis city, St. Louis County and St. Charles city.

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