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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 25, 2018

11 Individuals Charged with Running Narcotics Ring

CINCINNATI – A federal grand jury has charged 11 individuals in a narcotics and money-laundering conspiracy, which also involves allegations of operating drug involved premises, wire fraud and structuring, through a 20-count superseding indictment returned here Thursday and unsealed today.

Two defendants, Derwin Gadson and Ronnie Parrott, remain at large. The other nine were arrested late last week.

Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Angela L. Byers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division, Ryan L. Korner, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation, Cincinnati Field Office and Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot K. Isaac announced the charges.

According to the indictment, from at least August 2012 until April 2017, the defendants allegedly operated a narcotics conspiracy and distributed fentanyl, ketamine, cocaine and heroin in the Cincinnati region.

Those charged include:

Name

Age

City of Residence

John T. Moore, Jr.

33

Cincinnati

Ricardo Campbell

33

Cincinnati

Teron Campbell

26

Cincinnati

*Derwin Gadson

22

Cincinnati

Patricia O’Neal

37

Cincinnati

Timothy Mosely

34

Cincinnati

*Ronnie Parrott

33

Cincinnati

Keiron Ashurst

53

Cincinnati

Vernon Coffee

 

Cincinnati

Shanda Green

39

Cincinnati

Jeronda Kelley

36

Cincinnati

* Fugitives

The indictment also formally charges Campbell with operating a drug involved premises at 5520 Silverpointe Drive in Cincinnati.

Sixteen additional homes are named in the indictment as properties potentially purchased with drug proceeds or through other illicit means, including homes in Cincinnati on Montana, Lowry, Mystic, Wilson, Crestline, Wyoming, Simpson, Cleveland and Blair avenues, Saffer and Dillward streets, Woodcrest and Sarvis courts, Rapid Run and Montgomery roads, a home in Fairfield on Flaig Drive, and a home in West Chester on Tarragon Court.

Moore – who solely owned and operated both John T. Moore Construction, LLC and Lieutenant Dan, LLC (a real estate company) – purchased four of the properties by allegedly defrauding mortgage lenders.

He allegedly lied on loan applications in order to secure loans and enter into purchase agreements, including, $20,000 for 2620 Montana Avenue in Cincinnati, $20,500 for 3973 Lowry Avenue in Cincinnati, $147,000 for 5945 Flaig Drive in Fairfield and $42,250 for Rapid Run Road in Cincinnati.

The superseding indictment alleges Moore falsified bank statements to inflate the available balance and overstated the value of other properties he claimed to own. Moore also allegedly did not disclose that certain loans were to purchase residential property as opposed to a Business Equity Line of Credit.

Additionally, Moore, Green and Kelley are charged with structuring financial transactions to evade tax requirements and with money laundering.

For example, between July and November 2016, the trio allegedly made cash deposits of various monetary denominations totaling in excess of $270,000 into seven bank accounts. Likewise, it is alleged they deposited more than $230,000 into various accounts in a little over a month in 2017.

“We are on a mission to rid the Southern District of Ohio of criminal organizations that traffic fentanyl and other deadly drugs,” said U.S. Attorney Glassman. “In carrying out that mission, we’re seeking not only to hold perpetrators criminally responsible, but also to take away the fruits of the crime. We want to make sure that drug trafficking doesn’t pay.”

U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the investigation of this case by the FBI, IRS-CI and Cincinnati Police Department, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Christy Muncy, who is prosecuting the case.

If you have information on the whereabouts of Gadson or Parrott, please call the FBI at (513) 421-4310.

A superseding indictment merely contains allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Component(s): 
Contact: 
jennifer.thornton@usdoj.gov
Updated June 25, 2018