Arenstein & Gallagher Criminal Defense Attorneys
513-823-3012
Text
513.432.5421
Assertive Representation In State & Federal Court
View Our Practice Areas

18 people face charges in Ohio heroin distribution ring

In many criminal cases, money laundering and the distribution of illegal substances go hand in hand. Criminals will often operate a small business, such as a laundromat, salon, or diner, and use that business to launder money made from behind-the-scenes drug deals. Using a legal business operation to cover up the fact that the money was earned through illegal drug sales is a crime classified as money laundering and embezzlement.

A federal grand jury recently indicted 18 individuals for their involvement in a money laundering and drug trafficking operation in Ohio. According to the U.S. Attorney's office, those indicted allegedly conspired to distribute large amounts of heroin imported from Mexico into central Ohio, run an illegitimate immigration identification business, and launder the money earned from the drug sales. They also reportedly planned to smuggle workers into the United States to distribute the drugs throughout Ohio.

It is claimed that those involved in the conspiracy packaged heroin into foil balls or "coins" and runners would sell these "coins" to people in public parking lots. Some of the money earned was then allegedly wired in small amounts from various storefronts in Ohio to Mexico. Reportedly, different people had different roles to play in the scheme. Some people were responsible for finding apartments and vehicles for the runners, and others would help create fake identification documents for the workers.

Money laundering and drug trafficking are serious crimes in Ohio. If you are facing charges, a criminal defense attorney may be able to review your case and defend you in court.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

We Will Assess Your Case For Free

To learn more about our firm and services, reach out to us today. You can call us at 513-823-3012 or schedule an appointment online. Initial consultations are always free.

Email Us For A Response

Contact Us Today Discuss Your Criminal Defense Issues

Contact the Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy