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15 Arrested in Drug Conspiracy Based Out of St. Louis Public Housing

U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen says the arrests have likely dismantled the drug ring.

July 18, 2018 - 6:00 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Fifteen people have been indicted by a federal grand jury for a wide-ranging and sometimes fatal drug conspiracy based out of a public housing complex just south of downtown St. Louis.

Three of the suspects named in indictments are accused of killing a man during drug-trafficking activities, and authorities say two other people died from lethal doses of fentanyl tied to the conspiracy. 

The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis says all 15 suspects have been arrested. 

U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen says the conspiracy was centered at the Clinton-Peabody public housing complex, and involved the distribution of fentanyl, a drug frequently mixed with or substituted for heroin that has caused deaths across the U.S. 

Jensen says the arrests have likely dismantled the drug ring.