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Brothers accused of running human trafficking ring

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Chavez Miller (Source: Midland County Jail) Chavez Miller (Source: Midland County Jail)
Darryl Miller (Source: MDOC) Darryl Miller (Source: MDOC)
FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Two brothers have been charged, accused of running a human trafficking ring.

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced two men, Darryl and Chavez Miller have been charged and accused of using torture, intimidation and force to gain control over women and force them into prostitution.

Investigators said the brothers got six different women hooked on drugs and then forced them to pay off their drug debts through prostitution out of a home on Mandeville Street in Flint. The victims range in age from early 20s to 40 years old.

Officials also said the men stabbed the women with needles, choked them and used a stun gun to maintain control.

Chavez, 27, and Darryl, 28, face dozens of felony charges. The most serious charge carries a possible life sentence in prison.

"We are now in a position where these men will face justice in our courts," Leyton said.

The incidents took place in 2015.

"All of the victims state that they were forced to continue to be prostitutes because Darryl and Chavez Miller would threaten to kill them if they tried to leave," Leyton said.

The brothers would advertise the women on backpage.com, Leyton said.

Jashuae Brooks lives a few houses down from the home where the alleged incidents took place. He said he never saw anything suspicious happen there.

"It's pretty scary, quite shocking to be honest because not a lot happens here that I know about," Brooks said.

Leyton said the women working on the case are working on recovery.

"They are doing OK. They are cooperating with us and they have been offered services to help them with the trauma and to get off of the drugs and to become productive members of society," Leyton said.

The defendants are currently behind bars on unrelated charges.

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