Joshi, attorneys + counselors Main Navigation
Our Practice

Federal drug raids carried out from Michigan to West Virginia

The nation's opioid crisis is regularly in the news with officials grappling with ways in which to reduce the demand for powerful painkillers. Unsurprisingly, authorities often fall back on law enforcement to try to address problems with behavior and addiction.

Authorities recently announced more than 90 arrests on federal drug-trafficking charges from Michigan to Ohio and West Virginia. Those taken into custody are accused of operating a fentanyl and heroin distribution ring that was led by two brothers.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the arrests mark a pivotal moment “in the war against the opiate nightmare.”

In Huntington, West Virginia, the National Guard was called in to back up police officers involved in raids against an operation reportedly led by Manget Peterson in Huntington and his brother, Willie Peterson, who was arrested in Detroit.

The two are charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl, officials said. Willie Peterson has been identified by law enforcement officials as the ringleader and supplier for the group.

The organization reportedly delivered a kilo of heroin per week in Huntington, using local distributors to get their product sold on the street.

Law enforcement officials said officers have in the past month seized 360 grams of fentanyl, 760 grams of a substance believed to be heroin and 167 grams of suspected cocaine from the alleged members of the organization.

Those arrested face the possibility of years behind bars if they are convicted. Before speaking to federal or local prosecutors, they should discuss their legal options with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Associations & Memberships


When we take a case, we do it with one goal in mind: To win for you.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Current News & Events

Christina T. Kline, Dr. Demosthenes Lorandos, of the Joshi law firm, and Dr. Michael Spence, are featured as the cover story in the NACDL magazine, The Champion, Jan/Feb 2015 with the article - 'If DNA, Then Guilty': Strategies for Overcoming Juror Assumptions About DNA Evidence in Criminal Trials. Read More

Ashish Joshi was featured in Ingham County Legal news discussing the recent 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals decision overturning the convictions of two Wall Street traders, Anthony Chiasson and Todd Newman. Read More

Joshi | 2400 S. Huron Parkway | Ann Arbor, MI 48104 | Phone: 734-249-6170 | Fax: 888-995-7868 | Ann Arbor Law Office Map