8 People Indicted on Heroin Charges in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A grand jury has indicted eight people on charges that they conspired to distribute heroin in Minneapolis.
Federal prosecutors allege the eight are members of "The Crew." They say the group brought heroin from Chicago to Minnesota and sold it on the streets of north Minneapolis.
The indictment alleges the two leaders of the network traveled to Chicago about twice a month to buy 300 to 400 grams of heroin per trip, and used drug runners to sell it in small packets for about $40 per bag. It says "The Crew" sold more than 5,000 packets of heroin per month with an approximate street value of more than $140,000.
The indictment results from an investigation by the Southwest Hennepin Drug Task Force, which has been investigating the operation since May.