Bond set for three Mexican nationals arrested in Hamilton County heroin ring

Posted at 9:07 PM, May 29, 2013

Multi-million dollar bonds have been set for three Mexican nationals accused of operating a drug ring in Hamilton County.

All three men face multiple drug trafficking charges. They are Rigoberto Hernandez-Robles, $5.5 million; German Navarro Garcia, $3.5 million; and Chriastian Carillo-Alvarez, $2.5 million.

Hernandez-Robles, 24, and Garcia, 21, were arrested May 28 during a narcotics search at a Forest Park home. The home was involved in a similar drug investigation in August, according to a press release from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

Hernandez-Robles sustained cuts to his legs while attempting to kick his way out of the rear sliding door of the residence at 1743 West Kemper Road, according to the press release. He received treatment for his injuries at University of Cincinnati Medical Center and was transported to the Hamilton County Justice Center.

Carillo-Alvarez, 23, was also arrested May 28 after he was observed selling heroin at a business on Springdale Road in Colerain Township.

The indictments are the result of an investigation that began in April after Regional Narcotics Unit agents identified an organization that was selling heroin throughout the county, according to the press release.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Special Response Team seized approximately 1.3 pounds of heroin and 3/4 of a pound of crystal meth over the course of the investigation. According to the press release, the drugs have a combined estimated street value of approximately $136,000.

Investigators are attempting to determine if the suspects are connected to a different Mexican national who was arrested at the same Kemper Road address in August.

The press release indicates agents seized 2.4 pounds of black tar heroin during that investigation.