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Authorities Announce Results of Del. Heroin Trafficking Probe

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Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn speaks at Thursday morning's press conference about the "Operation Son Sun" investigation. (Photo credit: Delaware Department of Justice) Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn speaks at Thursday morning's press conference about the "Operation Son Sun" investigation. (Photo credit: Delaware Department of Justice)

WILMINGTON, Del. (WBOC/AP) - Delaware law enforcement officials are claiming victory following a multijurisdictional heroin trafficking investigation.
    
State, local and federal officials joined Attorney General Matt Denn on Thursday to announce that 46 defendants indicted last December in connection with an investigation, known as "Operation Son Sun," have all either pleaded guilty or been convicted.
    
Officials said the defendants were members of one of the largest heroin trafficking organizations in Delaware history.
    
Authorities said the ringleaders, Andrew "Rock" Lloyd and Antoine "Flock" Miller, both of Wilmington, were recently sentenced to 25 years and 20 years in prison, respectively.

“The successful resolutions to these cases sends a strong message that we will seek to prosecute not just the street-level dealers, but the organizational heads of drug-dealing operations in our state,” Denn said. “These racketeering cases are notoriously hard to put together and present, and the fact that we were able to get convictions is in large part a credit to the front-line law enforcement work that was done.”

Agencies participating in the investigation included the attorney general's office, state police, FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Wilmington police, Newark police and New Castle County police.

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