15 indicted in drug conspiracy based at housing complex

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ST. LOUIS – Fifteen people have been indicted by a federal grand jury for a wide-ranging and sometimes fatal drug conspiracy based out of a public housing complex in St. Louis.

Three of the suspects named in indictments unsealed Wednesday are accused of killing a man during drug-trafficking activities, and authorities say two other people died from lethal doses of fentanyl tied to the conspiracy.

The U.S. attorney’s office in St. Louis says all 15 suspects have been arrested.

U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen says the conspiracy was centered at the Clinton-Peabody public housing complex and involved the distribution of fentanyl, a drug frequently mixed with or substituted for heroin that has caused deaths across the U.S.