26 charged in Texas-to-D.C. heroin ring

Police said a drug ring moved heroin from South Texas to the D.C. area.

Police said a drug ring moved heroin from South Texas to the D.C. area.

Twenty-six people have been charged in a sweeping indictment of a drug ring that trafficked heroin, cocaine and marijuana from Texas to the District of Columbia, authorities said.

More than 200 federal and local law enforcement officials raided 17 locations around the capital region, resulting in the arrest of 17 people and the recovery of 18 guns, heroin, PCP and cash.

The drug ring operated in D.C., Maryland and Texas.

“We will not tolerate drug dealers who attempt to root their network within our communities and afflict our neighborhoods with their illegal trade,” said Valerie Parlave, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.

In addition to the arrests today, two defendants already were in custody. Seven others were apprehended earlier this week in McAllen, Texas, near the Mexican border.

Those arrested in the D.C. area include several members of one family: Juan Floyd, 45, of Temple Hills, an alleged leader of the enterprise; his brother, John Floyd, 51, of Washington, and his daughter, Juanita N. Culbreth, 27, of Oxon Hill.

Others arrested today include: Lisa Adona, 50, of Fort Washington; Rodney Kirk Carter, 50, of Washington; Derek L. Gadsden, 54, of Washington; Donald Johnson, 51, of Washington; Mike Johnson, 30, of Deale, Md.; Albert P. Jones, 44, of Temple Hill; Vincent J. Jones, 45, of Washington; Roxanne Matthews-Baker, 47, of Washington; Maurice P. Mercer, 38, of Washington; Lawrence E. Proctor, 54, of Washington, D.C.; Darnell S. Rogers, 50, of Fort Washington.; Bruce Settles, 48, of Washington; Delshawn A. Wrice, 53, of D.C., and Jeri Wright, 60, of Suitland.

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