CLEVELAND (AP) -- Authorities in Cleveland say they busted a wide-ranging heroin ring financed in part by drug dealers robbing each other.
Federal and local officials scheduled a news conference Wednesday afternoon to detail the case against 93 people charged with heroin trafficking and related crimes.
Court documents say dealers obtained heroin from sources in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland and elsewhere and sold it in the Cleveland area.
A 191-page federal indictment says traffickers financed some operations by robbing drug dealers and users who had showy cars and jewelry.
According to the indictment, dealers conducted counter-surveillance of law-enforcement officers and posted sentries to look out for police.
The indictment says dealers kept track of court records for drug suspects facing trial and avoided doing business with them.