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Feds uncover Detroit to L.A. drug trafficking ring after finding heroin and cocaine in checked baggage at LAX

April 7, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Feds uncover Detroit to L.A. drug trafficking ring after finding heroin and cocaine in checked baggage at LAX Delano Leflore (U.S. Justice Department)

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Federal officials have arrested one suspect and are on the hunt another in connection with a drug trafficking scheme that shipped heroin and cocaine from California to Detroit.

A criminal complaint indicated that 45-year-old Kevin Blair and 37-year-old Delano Leflore — known as “Wood” and “Bop Bop” — plotted with each other and agreed to disseminate the drugs.

If found guilty, both face up to life behind bars.

The case was launched on March 7th when investigators recovered two kilos of heroin and one kilo of cocaine in checked baggage at Los Angeles International Airport, the Detroit Free Press reported.

The luggage belonged to Kennsha Mason, 28, who acted as a drug trafficking courier for the two suspects. Last week, Mason was indicted by a grand jury on drug charges.

The complaint also revealed that Leflore hired Mason to carry the drugs and made arrangements for her to fly from Detroit to California. She went to a townhouse in Pasadena where Blair reportedly provided her with the drugs that were confiscated at the airport.

Blair was arrested on Friday in Pasadena on an outstanding warrant out of Wayne County for assault with intent to murder. He was turned over to the feds.

In a twist, when Blair was apprehended, police officers discovered a receipt for a UPS shipment from Los Angeles to Detroit. Michigan law enforcement intercepted a package, which contained one kilo of heroin and one ounce of what is believed to be fentanyl.

Blair’s preliminary hearing has been set for April 17th.

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