TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts:
- Five defendants from the Tulsa area have been indicted as the result of an FBI operation called "Operation: Papa Juan's."
- The defendants are accused of involvement in a heroin distribution network mirroring the delivery systems of national pizza restaurants.
- They face a number of heroin-related charges.
Five defendants from the Tulsa area have been indicted as part of a heroin distribution network mirroring the delivery systems of national pizza restaurants.
Martin Estaban-Flores, Wilber Ramirez, Antonio Mauro Inda-Ibarra, Richard Desantiago Garcia and Angel Verdin Martinez face counts like heroin conspiracy, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and distribution of heroin.
The indictment, which is part of a special operation known as "Operation: Papa Juan's," alleges that Flores acted as a dispatcher, directing customers to specific locations where delivery drivers met with customers and distributed heroin at $100 per balloon.
It claims the sales usually happened within 30 minutes.
FBI agents and task force officers say they found Flores and Ramirez in a room along with four kilograms of heroin, $1,200 in cash, eight cell phones and assorted drug paraphernalia and processing equipment.
The indictment says Inda-Ibarra sold heroin to undercover officers.
All five defendants are in custody.
The investigation started in 2015 and included help frm the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Agency, Tulsa Police Department and Broken Arrow Police Department.
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