MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) (11/7/2018) - Seven Saginaw residents are facing charges after federal authorities took down a statewide drug ring involving 10 people.
The group is accused of distributing more than a pound of cocaine and cocaine base over the past 18 months, according to U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider.
The people indicted for their alleged roles in the drug ring are:
Rodney Obryan, 52 of Saginaw.
Kevin Shacks, 52 of Saginaw.
Robert Brooks, 46 of Saginaw.
Edward Bryant Jr., 58 of Saginaw.
Thomas McKinley, 44 of Saginaw.
Mack McClain, 32 of Saginaw.
Devitri Santos, 40 of Saginaw.
Demetrius Chappell, 48 of Redford Township.
Christopher Roy, 46 of Detroit.
Malcolm Obryan, 60 of Grand Rapids.
The indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday alleges that since at least the summer of 2017, the 10 suspects dealt large amounts of cocaine and cocaine base.
The indictment alleges that over 500 grams of cocaine was involved in the conspiracy. That equates to more than one pound of drugs, but authorities believe the group distributed much more.
The FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency, other federal law enforcement agencies and local police partnered with the U.S. Attorney's Office on the investigation.
Authorities served search warrants across Michigan to obtain information and evidence in the case.