arrested 17 members of the Gangster Disciples. All gang members are accused of being part of a cocaine dealing ring in Wisconsin, Texas and Illinois.
In another major bust, investigators were led to a little Racine barber shop run by 76-year-old Ruth Healy.
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Healy, who owns Ruth's Barbershop, once told a local newspaper she believed in diversification. She runs a barbershop, clothing store and limo service from a building on S. Memorial Dr. in Racine.
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Healy's most recent business venture with cocaine and heroin attracted the attention of federal agents.
The US Attorney says an investigation into a drug dealing barber at Ruth's Barber Shop led to others. Eighteen people were indicted for drug charges. Investigators are still looking for Rodney Hagen, Willie Overstreet and Tavares Roberts.
These two busts are part of an on-going long-term effort to stop drug dealing by violent gangs in southeast Wisconsin. 115 violent gang members have been charged since June 2008.
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