Court rejects heroin ring leader's appeal

ANNIE YAMSON | Daily Reporter
Published: 09/20/2013

The United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday affirmed the judgment of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in a heroin distribution conspiracy in Cleveland that was run by Christopher Ugochukwu, a Nigerian national.

Ugochukwu was arrested along with 23 others on various drug trafficking charges.

At trial, a jury convicted him of drug conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute heroin and using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking felony.

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