CHICAGO | A Hammond man was arrested Tuesday in Chicago and is accused of taking part in a drug trafficking ring.
Jose Brizuela, 38, is charged with distribution of cocaine, according to a news release from the FBI. He's one of seven men who face cocaine trafficking charges.
According to a criminal complaint, Brizuela conducted drug sales on a lot used by his demolition company. The complaint also outlines a series of phone calls Brizuela made in which he talks about distributing cocaine.
The arrests are part of an investigation into drug trafficking organizations that began in 2011.
Abel Acosta, 38, of Chicago; Victor Arredondo, 30, of Chicago; Miguel Chavez, 36, of Chicago, were all charged with distribution of cocaine. Leonel Monarrez, 34, of Chicago, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
Jaime Navar, 30, of Chicago, was charged with distribution of cocaine. Horacio Ramirez, 22, of Chicago was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine.