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TWENTY-TWO CHARGED IN ALLEGED DRUG TRAFFICKING CONSPIRACY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
http://www.justice.gov/usao/ohs
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COLUMBUS – A year-long investigation into an alleged drug trafficking organization in central Ohio has resulted in a 78-count indictment charging 21 people with conspiracy, drug trafficking and gun crimes. Another individual is charged in a separate eight-count indictment.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Kevin R. Cornelius, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Robert Corso, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott and Columbus Police Chief Kimberley Jacobs announced the indictments which were unsealed today following early morning efforts to arrest and locate the defendants.

The indictment charges all of the defendants with conspiring to distribute cocaine, oxycodone, crack cocaine and marijuana, a crime punishable by at least ten years and up to life in prison. The indictment also charges defendants with multiple crimes including possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, possession of firearms by convicted felons, interstate travel to support racketeering enterprises and money laundering.

A list of those charged is attached.

The indictment is a result of a year-long investigation by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, Columbus Police, Franklin County Sheriff, DEA, ATF, the Ohio Casino Control Commission, and Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien’s Office.

All defendants will appear before a U.S. Magistrate Judge who will determine whether or not to hold them without bond until trial.

Stewart commended Assistant U.S. Attorneys David DeVillers and Kevin Kelley, as well as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jimmy Lowe with Franklin County Prosecutor O’Brien’s Office, who are prosecuting the case.

Charges contained in a complaint are allegations. All defendants should be presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

A list of those charged is below.

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U.S. v Fletcher et al

No.

Name

Age

Address

1

JERMONTE M. FLETCHER

31

Columbus, Ohio

2

Antonio m. Harris

28

Columbus, Ohio

3

Freddie K. Johnson jr.

27

Columbus, Ohio

4

Marvin M. dean SpenCer

32

Columbus, Ohio

5

Byron j. Truss

32

Columbus, Ohio

6

Wayne c.Coffman

26

Columbus, Ohio

7

TimOTHY m. Green

34

Columbus, Ohio

8

Asia d. Williams

29

Columbus, Ohio

9

Wayne c. Hamler

29

Bexley, Ohio

10

China m. Hester

31

Bexley, Ohio

11

Latasha r. Madison

29

Columbus, Ohio

12

AlanNa s. Poore

29

Canal Winchester, Ohio

13

Asia a. McCall

18

Columbus, Ohio

14

Lutricia d. Fletcher-rippy

53

Columbus, Ohio

15

Dwayne a. Stewart

29

Columbus, Ohio

16

Jason n. Barns

26

East Liverpool, Ohio

17

Byron l. Banks  Jr.

21

Columbus, Ohio

18

Joel j. Brown

26

Columbus, Ohio

19

Gary r. Martin II

39

Sarah Ann, WV

20

Lisa b. Martin

39

Sarah Ann, WV

21

Derrick a. Browning               

30

Sarah Ann, WV 

22*

DAQUAN M. tYSON

35

Columbus, Ohio

 

 

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