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32 charged in heroin sweep in northeast Ohio

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Thirty-two people have been charged in a federal-state sweep against suspected heroin traffickers in lakefront communities in northeast Ohio.

Law-enforcement officials announced the bust Wednesday involving suspects who call themselves the Lakeshore Boyz Gang operating in Cleveland and Euclid.

The charges include heroin trafficking counts against three suspects charged in federal court and 29 facing trial in state courts.

Prosecutors say many alleged heroin sales took place within 1,000 yards of a school, increasing the possible sentence.

Last month 92 people were indicted in a Cleveland-area heroin bust. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County is on pace for 200 heroin-related deaths this year, up from 40 in 2007.

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