( Over-the-Rhine ) ** Update 3-1-13, 3:00 ** A 13-month investigation has led to charges against 20 people, accused of running a heroin trafficking ring out of Over-the-Rhine.
The indictments claim that members of the 'Black Money Bloods' wanted to corner the market on heroin distribution in OTR. The following people have been indicted:
21-year-old Shantez Rembert, aka "Tez"
35-year-old Frederick Benton III, aka "Red"
38-year-old David McPherson, aka "Dae Dae"
28-year-old Casey Brock
21-year-old Eric Gunn, aka "Rambo" or "Bo"
21-year-old Ralph Edwards
30-year-old Dwayne Finnerson, aka "Weezy"
25-year-old Sholanda Rembert
19-year-old Martha Clark
32-year-old Demico Higgins, aka "Freak", "Mico" or "Meco"
29-year-old Brien Champion, aka "Wienerhead", "B"
31-year-old Erick Brock, aka "E" or "Big Head E"
27-year-old Antonio Montgomery, aka "Slice"
50-year-old Frederick Baskin, aka "Freddy"
23-year-old Damian Finnerson, aka "Dane"
42-year-old Yolanda Rembert
21-year-old Shawniece Grant-Cavins, aka "Nae Nae"
60-year-old McKinley Barnwell, aka "Kenny"
Criminal complaints have also been filed against 27-year-old Mario Harris and 31-year-old Tonya Jackson.
These four suspects remain at large:
** Update 3-1-13, 10:30am ** The FBI says charges have been filed against 20 people alleged to be members of a local drug trafficking organization.
Police and the FBI raided a home in the 100 block of East Clifton Avenue Friday morning, as part of an investigation into a drug trafficking ring. Police blocked off streets and several vehicles and dozens of officers surrounded the home at about 5:30am.
At least four suspects are wanted, but it's unknown how many of them are in custody. The FBI is set to release more information about the raid and investigation on Friday afternoon.