Investigators disrupt major heroin ring

A 15-month investigation led by Minneapolis police resulted Thursday in the dismantling of a local heroin ring with ties to a Chicago-based Mexican operation.

Authorities say a 15-month investigation led to a sting that broke up a heroin drug ring that might be tied to 10 heroin-related deaths in Minneapolis this year, WCCO reports. Police seized $10,000 in cash, two guns �� and heroin with a street value of $16,000, WCCO says. The station reports that police say the ring is connected to 10 heroin-related deaths in Minneapolis.

WCCO says seven men and one woman were charged, although the Star Tribune reports 11 were charged and two more are being sought.

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