Officials arrest 11 people charged with shipping drugs from Mexico, California to Cincinnati

Posted at 12:02 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 19:40:17-04

CINCINNATI -- Authorities arrested 11 people in connection with shipping drugs from Mexico and California to Greater Cincinnati. 

Officials recovered about three kilograms of heroin/fentanyl, three kilograms of cocaine and four kilograms of methamphetamine. A large portion of the drugs were a “deadly mixture” of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, valeryl fentanyl and tramadol, officials said. 

Officials arrested Enya Kirksley, Roy Jackson, Charles Oden, Jan Murrell, Anthony Phillips, James Carter, Michael Stallworth, Savalas Mills, Laquintee Bloodworth and Cesar Diaz Gomez. An eleventh person was in custody by Monday evening.

Ohio State Patrol troopers, the Cincinnati SWAT team and Drug Enforcement Agency officials exercised search warrants and arrested six people on Sept. 17. Authorities arrested four more people on Oct. 1. 

“The arrests, along with the recovered illegal narcotics, are significant in light of the fatal / nonfatal overdoses that continue to occur in this region,” officials said in a news release. 

Officers also seized approximately $140,000, four vehicles and four firearms. The estimated street value of the drugs recovered in $500,000.