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19 people charged in Milwaukee-based drug bust

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MILWAUKEE (WLUK) -- More than a dozen people have been charged with distributing drugs, money laundering and bankruptcy fraud in a Milwaukee-based investigation.

Federal officials say 19 people are facing multiple offenses related to distributing heroin, fentanyl and cocaine.

Those charged range in ages of 24 to 68 and reside in the greater Milwaukee area, Chicago and Burlington, IA.

The investigation seized more than three pounds of cocaine, more than one pound of heroin, 21 guns, eight vehicles and an undetermined amount of cash.

More than 250 federal, state and local officers took part in making the arrests and executing search warrants.

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