(Cleveland) - Thirty-one suspects have been charged in a 107 federal indictment, involving drug trafficking in Greater Cleveland.

Federal law enforcers report the probe caps an investigation of violent drug gangs that has been underway since 2010.

One of the suspects is accused of fatally burning a man alive because he owed a drug debt.

Cleveland FBI Agent-in-Charge Stephen Anthony said the suspects operated on the city's east side, selling heroin and cocaine. He revealed that officers recovered 15 weapons, seven kilos of heroin, one kilo of cocaine and $750,000 in cash.

Of the 31 suspects, 28 have been arrested, while 3 remain at large. They are 27 year old Ruben Bell, 30 year old Latoya Johnson, and 30 year old James McClain. Anyone with information about the three should contact the FBI at (216) 522-1400.


Latoya Johnson, Ruben Bell, and James McClain.

Three of the 31 suspects are charged with money laundering, using drug cash to invest in real estate and small businesses.

Joe Pinjuh of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force called it one of the most significant drug busts in decades, that will take a lot of dangerous people, and dangerous drugs off Cleveland streets.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM/FBI)

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