NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- An indictment was unsealed Wednesday afternoon, charging 12 people -- including the father of retired NFL player Michael Vick -- in connection with a large-scale heroin distribution operation in Hampton Roads.

According to the indictment, 55-year-old Michael Dwayne "Vick" Boddie was charged with dealing heroin and money laundering.

From 2014 to 2017, the group allegedly conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 1000 grams or more of heroin. Additional charges include money laundering, maintain drug involved premises, use of a communication facility, and possession of a firearm during drug trafficking.

Our partners at The Virginian-Pilot report Boddie is not in custody at this time.

11 other people were also charged:

  • 66-year-old William Arthur Joe aka Pops, Unc, Rudy K
  • 39-year-old Marcus Lawrence Joe aka Mark, Lil Cuzo
  • 35-year-old Louis Sean McBride aka Lou
  • 27-year-old Michael Paul Jones aka Mike, Homeboy
  • 40-year-old Philip Henderson Joe aka Fatboy, Phil
  • 50-year-old Anthony Ray Stubbs aka Butch
  • 49-year-old Arnold Burgess aka True, Nephew
  • 44-year-old Joseph Edward Massie aka Fat Joe, J
  • 37-year-old Edward Henry Latimer III aka Eddie
  • 25-year-old Candace Faith White aka Candy
  • 33-year-old Kathy Lee Horsley aka Kath

Boddie's son Michael Vick retired from the NFL earlier this year, after 13 seasons scattered over 16 years. Vick's pro career was interrupted to serve a 21-month federal prison sentence for running a dogfighting ring.

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