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Federal indictment returns charges for drug-related homicides, drug trafficking

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

An indictment from a federal grand jury charged two suspects in relation to two separate drug-related homicides and two additional suspects for their alleged role in drug trafficking.

Dionne Gatling, 47, and Andre Rush, 50, are accused of murdering Theodis Howard in April 2010 in retaliation for witnessing a case of drug trafficking.

Gatling and Rush were also charged for a May 2013 homicide of Terrance Morgan, which occurred to prevent Morgan from informing law enforcement about a drug trafficking case, according to the indictment.

The indictment also charged 49-year-old Timothy Rush and 47-year-old Lorenzo Gibbs, along with Gatling and Rush, for conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine and over 1 kilogram of heroin.

The cases were investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Internal Revenue Service.

If convicted, the charged could face life in prison.

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