A 24-count federal indictment was filed charging three Mexican nationals for conspiring to sell black tar heroin across Northern Ohio.
Victor Morales-Garcia, 38, of Columbus, Mario Perez Sanchez, age unknown, and Pedro Ortega-Gomez, 36, both of Madison, Ohio, are charged with conspiring to sell black tar heroin in Lake, Cuyahoga, Erie and Huron counties.
The men had a base of customers from Huron County who travelled on a daily basis to purchase the heroin and according to court documents most of the sales took place between the far west suburbs of Cuyahoga County to Painesville in Lake County.
The investigation also revealed their couriers were brought illegally to Painesville from Mexico with the promise of working on a farm or in an automobile garage. But once in Ohio, these individuals became couriers for the drug trafficking group.