6 arrested after police uncover heroin ring

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Six men have been arrested in Hamilton County for their alleged involvement in a heroin drug ring.

Police say the large scale heroin distribution network transshipped heroin from Mexico through Chicago to Norwood and Cincinnati.

Agents with the Regional Narcotics Unit (RENU) infiltrated the organization with small heroin purchases made in the Price Hill area and further investigation identified the locations of the individuals selling and storing the heroin.

RENU Agents executed search warrants in Westwood and Evanston leading to the arrests of Antwan Morris, 24, Price Moorer, aka Price Morris, 64, David Jackson, 27, and James Betts III, 27.

RENU agents also executed a search warrant in Norwood leading to the arrest of two individuals, one from Honduras and the other from Mexico.  Leon Castelan Amado, aka Oblibaido Sabillon, a Honduran National, and Jose Reyes, a Mexican National, were responsible for distributing the heroin once it arrived in the Greater Cincinnati area from Chicago.

RENU agents seized over 5.7 pounds of heroin with a conservative street value of $828,096.

Investigation determined the organization was responsible for shipping approximately one kilogram of heroin from Chicago to Cincinnati each week over the past 6 months.

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