Three men faced charged on Tuesday after officials broke up an alleged heroin deal.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the Franklin County Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, conducted an investigation into heroin trafficking.
On Monday, officials used surveillance and observed three people meeting in a hotel on Hilliard-Rome Road near Interstate 70.
Officials said that the men were exchanging what they believed to be 2 kilograms of heroin with a street value of more than $150,000.
Marcos Osorio, Jaime Ruiz-Montes and Benjamin Uribe-Cervantes were arrested and charged.
Osorio, 34, and Ruiz-Montes, 42, face conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin, and Uribe-Cervantes, 37, was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin.
According to the sheriff’s office, Ruiz-Montes brought his 13-year-old daughter to the alleged drug transaction. The teenager was taken to Franklin County Children Services.
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