Investigators Bust Major Twin Cities Heroin Ring

Updated: 11/01/2012 5:21 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

Federal investigators busted a major heroin ring in the Twin Cities.

A federal indictment shows the ring had been operating since 2000.

It was stopped last month, and eleven men now face charges.

The men named in the indictment include Marcus Lashaun Banks, Alvin Benex Collins, Damien Dwayne Eastling, Demon Robert Franklin, Lamont Columbus Harper, Steve Latimore, David Lamont Loggins, Deon Dimitri McGhee, Marshall Francois Scurlock, Andre Maurice Smith and William Deante Taylor.

The men are from Minneapolis, St. Paul, Oakdale, White Bear Lake, New Brighton, Columbia Heights and Plymouth.

Ten of the men have pleaded not guilty.

Their trial is slated to start in January.