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Eleven Green Bay residents face federal charges related to drug operation

Posted: 11:13 AM, Sep 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-12 15:41:57-04
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GREEN BAY -- Eleven people in Green Bay are facing federal charges related to drug trafficking, firearm possession, and money laundering.

The people charged have been identified as: Ruben Ortiz, Jr., Alejandro Lopez, Francisco Martinez, Hector M. Gomez-Salas, Oscar Alonso, Gabiel Y. Bonilla, Cedric D. Cohen, Terry A. Johnson, Richard D. Guyette, James H. Parkinson, Stephanie M. Ortiz.

U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced Thursday that most of the eleven defendants are charged with dealing heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana. Some defendants are also charged with possession of firearms and money laundering.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release this is the result of an investigation spanning multiple years, resulting in the seizure of large amounts of drugs, $130,000 in U.S. Currency, vehicles, and at least 14 firearms.

“One seizure in particular involved approximately 480 grams of fentanyl that was intended to be sold by members of the conspiracy,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

If convicted, the defendants face a minimum of ten years and a maximum of life in prison.