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8 defendants from Ohio, Nevada, California charged in methamphetamine conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A federal grand jury has charged eight individuals with conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, a crime punishable by at least 10 years and up to life in prison.


It is alleged the defendants shipped multiple pounds of methamphetamine to Columbus from California and Las Vegas via the United States Postal Service.


To date, the government has seized at least 50 kilograms, or approximately 110 pounds, of methamphetamine as part of this case. The quantity of narcotics seized has an approximate street value of $1.5 million.


Law enforcement officials have also seized three firearms, fentanyl and marijuana.


The indictment was returned on April 12 and the case was unsealed today. 


Those charged include:





Wesley Durell Johnson


Las Vegas, Nevada

Deysuan Shalee Wells


Columbus, Ohio

Tiauna Christine Castro


Las Vegas, Nevada

Mohamed Ahmed Hussein


Moreno Valley, California

Ronnie Bert White


Columbus, Ohio

Autumn K. Jordan


Columbus, Ohio

Cierra Sade Stratton


Columbus, Ohio

Terrell D. Harris


Columbus, Ohio


Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Lesley Allison, Inspector in Charge, United States Postal Inspection Service, Pittsburgh Division, announced the charges. Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Prichard is representing the United States in this case.


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


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Updated April 25, 2022

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