The U.S. Attorney's office in Cleveland confirms that two brothers were indicted for conspiring to bring large amounts of heroin and fentanyl to Northeast Ohio from Connecticut.
According to a press release, the six-count indictment charges Mizraim Vega, 27, of South Euclid, and Abimelec Vega, 25, of Cleveland, with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, acetylfentanyl and fentanyl.
The indictment charges them with additional substantive counts of distribution of heroin, fentanyl and acetylfentanyl in August and September.
According to court documents, Abimelec Vega identified himself as a member of the Latin Kings gang and could obtain large shipments of heroin and fentanyl from another Latin King member.
According to court documents, the Vegas sold 80 grams of heroin for $8,000 on Aug. 26.
The documents also show that Mizraim Vega said: “The one thing I’ll tell is to make sure to cut it (dilute the heroin). That stuff…you can’t send it to the street like that, it’s too strong. That stuff could kill someone, bro!”
On Sept. 3, Abimelec Vega informed a source that he was changing phones because someone had died from heroin or fentanyl he had sold, according to court documents.