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Murder, Conspiracy Charges
Unsealed in Federal Drug Indictment

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Oct. 31, 2011

TOPEKA, KAN. – Two men are charged with murdering a Junction City woman to keep her from telling police about a drug trafficking operation, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. The indictment was unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Topeka.

Grissom joined Junction City Police Chief Tim Brown and Geary County Attorney Steve Opat at a press conference today to announce the unsealing of the indictment.

Virok D. Webb, 34, Junction City, Kan., and Marcus D. Roberson, 29, Junction City, Kan., are charged with killing Crystal K. Fisher, who was found shot to death March 3, 2010, in Junction City, Kan. The indictment alleges Webb and Roberson planned and carried out the murder to prevent Fisher from telling law enforcement about their drug trafficking operation.

In addition Webb and Roberson are charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and one count of conspiracy to distribute powder cocaine.

Also indicted are the following:

Jamaica L. Chism, 29, one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and one count of conspiracy to distribute powder cocaine.
Alisha A. Escobedo, 20, Junction City, Kan., one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and one count of conspiracy to distribute powder cocaine.
Megan N. Fuller, 23, Junction City, Kan., one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and one count of conspiracy to distribute powder cocaine.
Kennin Dewberry, 31, Junction City, Kan., one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and one count of conspiracy to distribute powder cocaine.
Caress Jackson, 25, Junction City, Kan., one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and one count of conspiracy to distribute powder cocaine.
Keishana Johnson, 26, Junction City, Kan., one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and one count of conspiracy to distribute powder cocaine.

The indictment alleges all the defendants were part of a drug trafficking conspiracy that operated in Geary County, Kan., from Nov. 7, 2008, until April 1, 2011.

Upon conviction, the penalty for murder to prevent a person from providing information concerning a federal crime is death or life imprisonment. Each of the drug charges carries a penalty of not less than 10 years and not more than life in federal prison and a fine up to $10 million.

The Junction City Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Also assisting in the investigation were the Grandview Plaza Police Department, the Riley County Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Command at Ft. Riley, the Dickinson County Drug Enforcement Unit, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, and the Park City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag and First Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Warner are prosecuting.

 

 

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