The arrests are the result of a two-year investigation launched by the Orlando Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation. According to the investigation, the leader of this drug trafficking ring operated a trucking company and used its drivers to transport multiple pounds of cannabis to Central Florida from California and Colorado.
Members of the ring are charged with distributing the cannabis in Florida and the leader of the ring is charged with selling a kilo of cocaine to undercover agents as well as conspiring to ship 1,500 pills of oxycodone from New York to Central Florida.
Earlier this month, warrants were served on six Orlando-area residences and businesses. Five individuals were arrested and several more remain at large. All face charges ranging from racketeering, to conspiracy to traffic in cannabis, trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to traffic in oxycodone and conspiracy to possess cannabis.
The dismantling of this ring is the result of intensive investigative work and strong state and federal partnerships. My Office of Statewide Prosecution is prosecuting the case. The Drug Enforcement Administration and Homeland Security Investigates assisted MBI in the investigation, along with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, the Orlando Police Department, the Winter Garden Police Department, the Apopka Police Department, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the United States Marshals Service.
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