Seven Charged in Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy
DAYTON – A federal indictment unsealed today charges seven people with engaging in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy in the Miami Valley and across southern and central Ohio.
Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio and Timothy J. Plancon, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), announced the charges contained in the indictment.
The indictment charges the following people with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, a crime punishable by a sentence of at least ten years and up to life in prison:
* Salvador Ramirez, aka “Listo”, 23, West Chester
* Tamara McQueen, 21, Hamilton
* Luiz Roberto Diaz-Magana, 29, Queretaro, Mexico
* Jesus Garcia, aka “Jesse Garcia”, 49, West Chester
* Joshua L. Leach, 34, Plain City - Fugitive
* Brandi Danyell Loy, aka Brandi Richey, 34, Plain City - Fugitive
* Takeea Trammell, 41, Dayton
Anyone with information on Leach or Loy is asked to call the Dayton DEA tipline, 937 903-5860. The six-count indictment also charges the defendants with manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine and money laundering. The indictment also seeks forfeiture of all proceeds of the crimes.
“This ongoing investigation by DEA and the members of their task force has already led to the pleas or convictions of seven people dealing drugs in our region,” U.S. Attorney Glassman said, noting that so far agents have seized more than 140 pounds of meth, seven kilograms of fentanyl, two kilograms of heroin and more than $130,000 in cash.
Glassman also commended Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Tabacchi, who is representing the United States in this case, and the DEA agents and task force officers who are investigating the case.
Agencies investigating the case include the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the police departments in Monroe and Middletown.
An indictment merely contains allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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