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Aug 6, 2010 9:40 PM by Alison Haynes

8 men charged in drug ring linked to 4 murders

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Eight New Orleans men have been indicted on
racketeering charges for their alleged roles in a violent drug ring
suspected of at least four murders.
A 24-count indictment handed up Friday by a federal grand jury
charges the men with engaging in a conspiracy to distribute
cocaine, heroin and marijuana and using violence to control their
turf.
The indictment also accuses some of the men of committing four
murders between 2004 and 2007.
Two of the suspects - 21-year-old Theron Jones and 23-year-old
Jerome Simmons - remained at large Friday.
The others - 24-year-old Michael Anderson, 34-year-old Harold
Jones, 23-year-old Jeremiah Millro, 21-year-old Corey Oliver,
23-year-old Darryl Shields and 23-year-old Tony Simmons - already
were in custody.

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