KIRKWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) –  Six men have been arrested on federal charges in connection with an alleged drug ring that was operating in Kirkwood’s Meacham Park neighborhood.

Following an investigation by the DEA, Kirkwood and St. Louis city police, a federal grand jury returned indictments in the case earlier this month, which were kept sealed until all six defendants were in custody.

Charged with conspiracy to sell crack cocaine and heroin, possessing firearms while operating a drug operation, and maintaining a drug involved premisis are:

Chaz Alexander Baker, 32, of Kirkwood

Ervin J. Thompson, 28, of Kirkwood

Martez D. Jones, 39, of Kirkwood

Duan Drayton, 42, of Kirkwood

Marlowe Parsons, 28, of Kirkwood

and Kevin Ragland, 35, of Richmond Heights

If convicted on all charges, each defendant faces the possibility of life in prison.

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