MINNEAPOLIS - Seven men are charged in an alleged conspiracy to distribute 5 kilos of cocaine.
A federal indictment unsealed yesterday charged Heriberto Sanchez, age 24; Musaaleh Waheed Muhammad, age 35; William Elijah Carter, age 27; Rossco Antonio Ross, age 34; Charles Eric Jackson, Jr., age 44; Gregory Leroy Carter, age 25; and Travis Sentell Peeler, age 32, with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine.
Prosecutors say the men possessed five kilograms or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of crack cocaine with the sole intention of distributing it.
Carter was also charged with one count of carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.
The indictment, which was filed on July 23, 2012, was unsealed following the defendants' initial appearance in federal court.
Authorities allege that the cocaine conspiracy was carried out between March 2009 and March 2012.
If convicted, each man faces a potential penalty of life in prison.
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