20 Indicted in Major Alleged Heroin Ring

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AKRON, Ohio — Twenty people have been federally indicted for their roles in a conspiracy that reportedly brought heroin and other drugs to Akron.

A death penalty specification enhancement is included against at least one of the suspects, after a person fatally overdosed on some of the heroin.

According to a release from the FBI, Garland V. Phelps Jr., is alleged to have distributed heroin that resulted in the death on Dec. 25, 2012.

Eighteen other Akron residents face charges including conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin. Two others face similar charges.

The indictment alleges the conspiracy took place from 2011 to 2014, during which heroin was brought to Akron from Atlanta, Chicago and other cities.

The indictment also details discussions between some conspirators about shooting, robbing and killing rival drug dealers, according to the release.

According to the release from the FBI, the full list of those indicted includes:

— Garland V. Phelps Jr., aka “Felix”
— Alonzo B. Sykes
— Willie L. Sanders Jr.
— Larry P. Dorsey
— James M. Porter
— Larry L. Sullivan Jr.
— Brian A. Proctor
— Cortez L. Davis
— Matt E. Shocklee
— Aaron S. Farrey
— Garland J. Thompson, aka “Chill”
— Antonio V. Dorman
— Tramontay D. McWain
— Jermaine D. Freeman
— Antonia D. Easter
— William D. Robinson
— Denay M. Webb
— Michaelas F. King
— Quinntin R. Chatman
— Marcus D. Mitchell

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