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Grand jury indicts 2 local men in narcotics conspiracy, gun crimes

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Ohio
One defendant charged with drug crime within 1,000 feet of Middletown school & park

DAYTON, Ohio – A federal grand jury has indicted two local men with crimes related to trafficking narcotics and illegally possessing firearms.

Raymond Gerard McClure, 42, of Dayton, and Christopher Michael Doerr, 32, of Middletown, are charged in an 8-count indictment.

According to the charging document, the defendants conspired from October 2023 until February 2024 to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine.

The drugs included 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, 10 grams or more of fentanyl analogue and 500 grams or more of cocaine.

On Feb. 7, it is alleged Doerr possessed bulk amounts of narcotics within 1,000 feet of Middletown Early Learning Center and Oakland Park.

McClure and Doerr are each charged with illegally possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony crime and in furtherance of a serious drug offense.

The narcotics conspiracy as charged in this case is punishable by at least five and up to 40 years in prison. Possessing a firearm in furtherance of a serious drug offense carries a mandatory minimum of five years in prison.

Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Orville O. Greene, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Detroit Division; and Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones. Assistant United States Attorney Kelly K. Rossi is representing the United States in this case.

This prosecution is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, and gangs that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

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

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Updated February 28, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses