BUFFALO, NY - Members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, along with the FBI and local police agencies, raided a number of locations as part of an early morning drug sweep Tuesday.
A clothing store and barber shop on Genesee Street and a home on Monroe Street were among the places targeted.
Anthony Avery, 44, Linda Johnson, 42, and Tyree Bishop, 31 are charged with conspiring to distribute multiple kilograms of cocaine. The three are accused of bringing the drug into Buffalo from Columbus, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan.
Avery is accused of distributing much of the cocaine to members of the "Camp Street Boys", who the U.S. Attorney's Office says is a violent drug trafficking organization operating on the city's east side.
An alleged member of that gang, Dion Garrett, 32, is charged with distribution and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
Six others are charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine.