22 people indicted in meth ring bust

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DENVER – Twenty-two people were indicted Thursday on drug and money laundering charges following a more than year-long investigation by federal and local authorities in Denver.

Authorities say the drug ring was led by a Northglenn resident who used tractor trailers, filled with milk to hide the money and methamphetamine as the group traveled from California to Denver.

According to Special Agent in Charge Barbra Roach, the group also used a teenager to help smuggle.

“They would strap the currency to the body of the juvenile as one of the many attempts they made to secrete their activities,” Roach said.

More than six pounds of meth and over $700,000 in cash were found during the raid.

The arrests were made Wednesday in Denver, California, Utah, and Iowa. Investigators are still searching for two other suspects.

If convicted, some defendants could face up to life in prison.