Authorities say Reel Deal Home Style Cafe operated as money laundering operation

Frenchie Reels was arrested on federal drug charges.

Frenchie Reels was arrested on federal drug charges.

havelock news
Published: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 06:34 PM.


Federal agents arrested two Merrimon men on federal drug charges Wednesday.

Frenchie Leapas Reels, 38, and Casey Deandre Murrell, 31, were taken into custody after agents served warrants handed down by a federal grand jury.

A federal indictment accuses Reels of operating the Reel Deal Home Style Café at 1315

East Main Street in Havelock for the purpose of laundering money in a large drug sales and distribution operation.

Reels and Murrell are charged with possession and distribution of 280 grams of (cocaine base) crack cocaine and more than five kilograms of cocaine.

Additionally, Reels is charged with three counts of felony possession of more than 28 grams of cocaine and one count of conspiracy to manufacture, sell and distribute controlled substances and concealing the unlawful activity at the Reel Deal Home Style Café.

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