Several Las Vegans arrested in multi-state drug bust

By Caroline Bleakley | cbleakley@8newsnow.com

Published 02/08 2016 10:56AM

Updated 02/08 2016 10:56AM

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Law enforcement officials have busted what they are calling a multi-state drug trafficking and money laundering ring. Six of the seven people arrested are from Las Vegas.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a federal indictment alleges the organization generated at least $1.3 million in drug proceeds since 2009. The group is facing charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin, oxycodone, and methamphetamine.

The ring included Loren Toelle, 51, Steven Wayne Jackson, 30, Sean Lee Jackson, 27, Robert Lamar Hill, 54, Kristin Rene Wilson, 28 all of Las Vegas and Sherlann Simon, 34, of North Las Vegas. Another person was arrested in Idaho and eighth suspect from Washington is at large.

“Prescription drug abuse, and the addiction to opiates and heroin, is a growing national problem and a growing Idaho problem,” said U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office and its federal, state, and local law enforcement partners are prepared to vigorously investigate and prosecute those who distribute these dangerous drugs in our community,” 

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