According to our partners at mLive, three Jackson brothers are facing 40 felony charges for allegedly working together to sell heroin in the Jackson area.
Dwayne Riley, Lawrence Moss and Christopher McIntyre are accused of running an organized heroin operation as a criminal enterprise.
Moss who is the youngest of the three at 27 is charged with multiple felonies including four counts of delivery of a controlled substance as well as five counts of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. Additionally, he has two counts of maintaining a drug house and felony firearms as well as one count of conducting a criminal enterprise.
Riley, 29, is charged with three counts for delivery of a controlled substance. He is also facing two counts each of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition and felony firearms. Riley is also charged with one count each for conducting a criminal enterprise, maintaining a drug house and second-degree fleeing and eluding police.
McIntyre, 33, is charged with five counts delivery of a controlled substance as well as four counts of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. Additionally, he is facing one count each of conspiracy to maintain a drug house, possession of a firearm by a felon, felony firearms and conducting a criminal enterprise.
The brothers’ attorneys each argued that the brothers either worked independent of each other or the heroin found in their possession was for personal use. The lawyers added that possession or delivery charges would be more appropriate and charging them as a criminal organization was “a stretch.”