Stories tagged with: Mexican Drug Cartel

March 22, 2011 - 7:14pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

A man called a "ring-leader" after a drug bust in Adams Mills is set to change his plea.

According to federal court documents Hugo Ayala of Columbus, is set to change his not-guilty plea, which may indicate he reached a plea agreement.

Last September multiple law enforcement agencies discovered more than 5,000 marijuana plants in two separate plots in Adams Mills.

Ayala and 10 other Mexican nationals were arrested and charged with conspiracy to manufacture...

September 21, 2010 - 7:55pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

The Mexican drug cartel is present in Ohio. The Ohio Attorney General's Office says the group was growing thousands of marijuana plants in both Muskingum and Logan counties before federal, state, and local authorities busted these operations this week. It brings the number of marijuana plants seized in Ohio this year to 60,000.

"We don't get too many moments like this in law enforcement. It's rare for investigators to make arrests in these kinds of marijuana growing operations,...

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