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Milwaukee FBI operation leads to 17 arrests in alleged 'violent' drug trafficking ring

Posted at 10:33 AM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 12:26:07-05

MILWAUKEE — An FBI operation that happened in Milwaukee Tuesday morning led to the arrest of 17 involved in a "violent" drug trafficking ring.

Several law enforcement agencies participated in the federal operation that focused in and around the Harambee neighborhood of Milwaukee. 24 people have been federally charged in connection to a "Buffum Meinecke Boys" drug operation. 17 of the 24 were arrested in the operation Tuesday.

During the operation, drugs such as heroin, cocaine and marijuana were seized. Almost $300,000 in cash was also seized, as well as over 50 firearms.

The FBI, Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office and the DEA participated in the operation.

The 24 charged are:

Name
Age
Ramone LOCKE
33
Jesus PUENTES
33
Michael SMITH
37
Victor GONZALEZ
34
Garrell HUGHES
33
Lamar JOHNSON
32
Rico SMITH
29
Michael WILSON
34
Amir LOCKE
34
Joey VAZQUEZ
34
Coury AGEE
33
Louis BATES
31
Tyrone BRYANT
28
Dennis KING
35
Derrell TAYLOR
31
Luis LORENZO
34
Nicholas WELDON
29
Deon BUTTS
38
Maureno BRIGGS
29
Dawan TURNER
18
Jasmaine LINTON
38
Alfonso GREER
20
Juiquin PINKARD
35
Charles MCCOLLUM
32

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