CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Two brothers were indicted Thursday for conspiring to bring large amounts of heroin and fentanyl to NE Ohio from Connecticut.
Mizraim Vega, 27, of South Euclid, and Abimelec Vega, 25, of Cleveland, are charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, acetylfentanyl and fentanyl. The indictment also charges them with additional counts of distribution of heroin, fentanyl and acetylfentanyl in August and September.
According to court documents, Abimelec Vega identified himself as a member of the Latin Kings gang and could obtain large shipments of heroin and fentanyl from another Latin King member.
Prosecutors say the Vegas sold 80 grams of heroin for $8,000 on Aug. 26. Mizraim Vega said: "The one thing I'll tell is to make sure to cut it (dilute the heroin). That stuff…you can't send it to the street like that, it's too strong. That stuff could kill someone, bro!"
On Sept. 3, Abimelec Vega informed a source that he was changing phones because someone had died from heroin or fentanyl he had sold.
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