- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - Federal prosecutors say eight men have been charged in an indictment accusing them of being part of a conspiracy that brought heroin and other drugs from Mexico for distribution in Cleveland.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday that members of the alleged ring - half of them from northeast Ohio - got large quantities of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine from Mexico, and used family members, friends and vehicles equipped with hidden compartments to get it across the border into Texas. From there it was distributed to Cleveland and Houston.

In Cleveland, prosecutors say one of the suspects distributed the drugs on the city’s west side.

The indictment also charges three of the defendants with robbing rival traffickers of their drugs in McAllen, Texas.

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