PLYMOUTH The Plymouth Police Department assisted officers with the Drug Enforcement Agency and Richland County Sheriff's Office in serving 12 suspects with federal drug indictments this week.
Chief Charles Doan said authorities transferred 11 of the 12 suspects to Columbus to be jailed after they were arrested Wednesday on charges of conspiracy to trafficking heroin or conspiracy to possessing heroin.
"It had to be a bulk amount to be a conspiracy charge," the Plymouth police chief explained.
The names of the indicted suspects, who live in Richland or Huron counties, have not been released.
Doan said the defendants in custody were expected to have bond hearings today in the federal district court in Columbus.