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15 People Charged in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Florida

PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA – A federal grand jury returned a nine-count indictment, unsealed today, charging 15 defendants with several federal drug trafficking offenses.  The indictment was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.


The defendants are:

  • Johnny Allen, 26, Panama City Beach, Florida;
  • Elijah Segers-Meier, 26, Panama City Beach;
  • Alexis Salas, 20, Columbus, Georgia;
  • Decorey Walker, 26, Columbus, Georgia;
  • Kyle Pate, 33, Panama City Beach, Florida;
  • Christopher Pipkins, 28, Columbus, Georgia;
  • Kimberly Fuller, 46, Panama City Beach, Florida;
  • David Snyder III, 23, Panama City; Florida;
  • Ashley Coatley, 36, Panama City Beach, Florida;
  • Anthony Servillo, 25, Panama City Beach; Florida;
  • Michael Soifert, 24, Panama City Beach, Florida;
  • Angela Adams, 26, Columbus, Georgia;
  • Mardarrius Collier, 20,Columbus, Georgia;
  • John Elliott, 26, Panama City, Florida; and
  • Franschwa Riggins, 29, Panama City, Florida.

The charges are:


Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance: All defendants were charged with conspiracy.  Allen, Segers-Meier, Salas, Collier, and Adams were attributed an amount of 100 grams or more of heroin.  Riggins was attributed an amount of 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Allen, Segers-Meier, Salas, and Pate were attributed an amount of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.


Distribution of a Controlled Substance: Segers-Meier was charged with distributing heroin and methamphetamine.  Allen was charged with distributing heroin and fentanyl.


Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking: Segers-Meier was charged with possessing a pistol in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.


Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance: Adams, Collier, and Allen were charged and attributed with 100 grams or more of heroin.  Allen and Salas were charged with possessing heroin with the intent to distribute it.


Allen, Segers-Meier, Walker, Fuller, Snyder, Coatley, Servillo, Soifert, and Elliott’s trial is scheduled for December 4, 2017, at 8:15 a.m., at the United States courthouse in Panama City.


This case resulted from an investigation by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, the Panama City Beach Police Department, the Panama City Police Department, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the 14th District Medical Examiner’s Office, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant United States Attorney Aine Ahmed is prosecuting the case.


An indictment is merely an allegation by a grand jury that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt.  All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.


The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General.  To access public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida website.  For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, visit


For more information, contact:
Amy Alexander, Public Information Officer

Updated September 27, 2017

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