Feds indict 3 more in Vegas-Alaska cocaine distribution case

LAS VEGAS — A federal prosecutor says three more men have been arrested in what investigators say was a cocaine-distribution ring that operated for more than two years between Las Vegas and Alaska.

U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler in Anchorage announced Tuesday that Clarence Anthony Hatton of Henderson, Nevada, Michael Vontrell Langdon of Renton, Washington, and Antonio Demetrius Beckwith of Anchorage, Alaska, were indicted Feb. 17 on drug conspiracy and money laundering charges.

Dewane Blue, Daren Cole and Bryan Bledsoe were indicted on similar charges in August.

Prosecutors say Bledsoe was an airline employee at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

He allegedly took cocaine through airport security, and cash from drug sales was mailed back to Blue.

The indictment also seeks forfeiture of $620,000 and allegedly ill-gotten property including several luxury vehicles.


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