THE REGION

Drug Arrests Nine people were indicted yesterday on federal drug conspiracy charges after FBI agents and D.C. police seized nearly 220 pounds of cocaine and more than $900,000 in cash during raids in the District and Maryland, authorities said.

Seven of the nine people named in the indictment were arrested at some of the nine locations where search warrants were executed, including the Club Levels nightclub in the 1900 block of Montana Avenue NE, the statement said.

U.S. Attorney Kenneth L. Wainstein said the men "had risen to the top of the drug world."

Authorities arrested the nightclub's owner, Antoine Jones, 45, of Waldorf; John Adams, 40, of Suitland; Demetrius Johnson, 38, of Waldorf; Adrian Jackson, 27, of Landover; Roel Bremea, Jr., 36, of Mission, Tex.; and Alberto Rolando Carillo-Montelongo, 23, and Ricardo Sanchez-Gonzalez, 43, both of Tamaulipas, Mexico.

MARYLAND

Takoma Park Slaying Takoma Park police are investigating the death of a 20-year-old Riverdale man as a homicide.

Police found the body of Antonio Jimenez Lazaro, of the 5600 block of 54th Avenue Monday afternoon after receiving a report from a citizen. The body was found in the 1100 block of Linden Avenue, just off New Hampshire Avenue.

Police spokeswoman Carol Bannerman declined to provide the cause of death or discuss other details of the case. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 301-270-1100.

Hit-and-Run Prince George's County police said they are looking for a witness to a hit-and-run incident in which a car struck a pedestrian Sunday afternoon.

Joel Ruis, 26, was crossing the intersection of Annapolis and Ardwick Ardmore roads in Landover Hills when he was struck by a white sport-utility vehicle about 1:50 p.m., police said.

Ruis was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition yesterday.

VIRGINIA

Student Charged A 16-year-old has been arrested after he allegedly threatened to assault an official at a Prince William County high school last week and was found to be carrying two folding knives, a county police spokesman said yesterday.

The student, who attends Brentsville District High School, was being disorderly Friday and refused to obey the school's security officer, said police spokesman John Bogert. A police school resource officer helped detain the youth and found that he was carrying two folding knives, police said.

The boy was charged with disorderly conduct, possession of a concealed weapon on school property and threatening the school security officer, police said.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.