WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.-- Law enforcement officers from several state and federal agencies arrested several people in an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking.
A news release from the Winston-Salem Police Department states that Officers with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, the Kernersville Police Department, the WSPD, ATF, DEA, SBI and the NC Department of Revenue conducted an investigation into the activities of the "Detroit Boys" drug trafficking organization.
During the investigation, investigators said they determined that Terrance Douglas Coles was the local leader of the organization and he lived at in the 5400 block of Woodcliff Dr in Winston-Salem.
On October 28, officers completed a significant phase of the investigation after intercepting 366 grams of heroin that arrived in Forsyth County from Detroit, MI, according to police. Officers also executed search warrants in Winston-Salem and Southfield, MI.
Terrance Coles, Rudolph Coles Jr., Terrance Poindexter, Dante Coles, and Ian Harper were arrested in Winston-Salem. The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) seized 1.8 kilograms of heroin and approximately $35,000.00 in US currency during the investigation in Detroit. As a result, Tyrone Vincent Conyers, of Michigan was charged in North Carolina with Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin.
The entire operation resulted in the seizure of more than 2,150 grams of heroin, seven firearms, twelve vehicles and about $55,000.00 in cash. A total of 15 people have been charged with 136 felonies and 12 residences have been searched.
Police say the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.