DETROIT (AP) — A former state lawmaker from Detroit is among 12 people charged in a major drug investigation in southeastern Michigan.
Federal prosecutors say the ring is linked to more than 60 pounds of heroin, 24 pounds of cocaine and a half-ton of marijuana. Carlos Powell of Macomb County is described as a leader. He was in custody Wednesday awaiting a court appearance.
The former state lawmaker is Ken Daniels, who served in the House until 2004. He's accused of structuring two bank transactions to evade certain reporting requirements. He also was due in court and could not be reached for comment.
The indictment says the Powell organization used semi-trucks and vehicles with secret traps to transport drugs and money across the country. More than $20 million in cash has been seized.