Multiple people arrested in drug, money laundering operation

Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 12:19 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A nationwide drug investigation with Vermont connections has led to multiple people facing drug and money laundering charges.

Federal authorities say Dajuan Williams, 28, of Detroit, was the leader of a drug trafficking organization that reached Vermont. They say Williams, along with Mohamed Luhizo, 23; Jaylinn Lenoir, 22; Stephen Alexander, 31; Rendell Perkins, 21; Jessica Elwell, 30; Juwon Robinson, 26; and another defendant who remains a fugitive, are charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and many of them also face money laundering charges.

This all happened between September 2019 and November 2020 in Vermont, North Dakota, and elsewhere.

Authorities say most of the accused sold drugs to undercover police in Vermont. Luhizo and Robinson were arrested in Vermont, where they allegedly sold opiates, cocaine, and meth.

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