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Twenty-Two Charged in Alleged Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2013
  • Southern District of Ohio (937) 225-2910

COLUMBUS—A year-long investigation into an alleged drug trafficking organization in central Ohio has resulted in a 78-count indictment charging 21 people with conspiracy, drug trafficking, and gun crimes. Another individual is charged in a separate eight-count indictment.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Kevin R. Cornelius, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Robert Corso, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott; and Columbus Police Chief Kimberley Jacobs announced the indictments, which were unsealed today following early morning efforts to arrest and locate the defendants.

The indictment charges all the defendants with conspiring to distribute cocaine, oxycodone, crack cocaine, and marijuana, a crime punishable by at least 10 years and up to life in prison. The indictment also charges defendants with multiple crimes, including possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, possession of firearms by convicted felons, interstate travel to support racketeering enterprises, and money laundering.

A list of those charged is at the conclusion of this release.

The indictment is a result of a year-long investigation by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, Columbus Police, Franklin County Sheriff, DEA, ATF, the Ohio Casino Control Commission, and Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien’s Office.

All defendants will appear before a U.S. Magistrate Judge who will determine whether or not to hold them without bond until trial.

Stewart commended Assistant U.S. Attorneys David DeVillers and Kevin Kelley, as well as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jimmy Lowe with Franklin County Prosecutor O’Brien’s Office, who are prosecuting the case.

Charges contained in a complaint are allegations. All defendants should be presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

U.S. v Fletcher et al

Number

Name

Age

Address

Counts

1

Jermonte M. Feltcher

31

5638 Wellington Woods Blvd. Columbus, Ohio

One, five through eight, 10-22, 24-51, FA, FB

2

Antonio M. Harris

28

1250 Fair Ave. Columbus, Ohio

One, 28

3

Freddie K. Johnson jr.

27

4890 Labelle Dr. Columbus, Ohio

One, 30

4

Marvin M. Dean Spencer

32

102 S. Napoleon Ave. Columbus, Ohio

One, 23, 25

5

Byron J. Truss

32

1204 Arkwood Ave. Columbus, Ohio

One through four, nine, 14, 39, 52-78, FC

6

Wayne C. Coffman

26

1447 Barnes Dr. E Columbus, Ohio

One, 26

7

Timothy M. Green

34

482 N. Garfield Ave. Columbus, Ohio

One, 29

8

Asia D. Williams

29

292 E 8th Ave. Columbus, Ohio

One, 17, 31

9

Wayne C. Hamler

29

2470 Ravenel Dr. Bexley, Ohio

One, 33

10

China M. Hester

31

2470 Ravenel Dr. Bexley, Ohio

One, 32

11

Latasha R. Madison

29

1120 N. Bridge Street, Apt 110 Columbus, Ohio

One, 10, 11, 13, 19, 38, FA

12

Alanna S. Poore

29

6610 Mountain Ash Drive Canal Winchester, Ohio

One, seven, 20, FB

13

Asia A. McCall

18

1061 Elda Ct. Columbus, Ohio

One, 5

14

Lutricia D. Fletcher-Rippy

53

6394 Busch Blvd., Apt 4 Columbus, Ohio

One, 22, 40, 41

15

Dwayne A. Stewart

29

2418 Delbert Road Columbus, Ohio

One, 24

16

Jason N. Barns

26

East Liverpool, Ohio

One, 27

17

Byron L. Banks, Jr.

21

1517 E 25th Avenue Columbus, Ohio

One, 37

18

Joel J. Brown

26

610 Lilley Avenue Columbus, Ohio

One, 15, 16, 34

19

Gary R. Martin, II

39

45 Knights Landing Sarah Ann, WV

One, 14, 15, 16, 35

20

Lisa B. Martin

39

45 Knights Landing Sarah Ann, WV

One, 36

21

Derrick A. Browning

30

37 Frogtown Road Sarah Ann, WV

One, 14

22*

Daquan M. Tyson

35

Columbus, Ohio

*Separate indictment

Count one: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, oxycodone, 280 grams or more of cocaine base, and marijuana 21 U.S.C. § 846

10 years-life
$10,000,000 fine
At least five years' supervised release

Counts two, 17, 20: Possession with intent to distribute marijuana 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(D)

Zero to five years $250,000 fine At least two years' supervised release
At least four years' supervised release

Counts three, eight, 16, 18, 19, 21: Possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crime and/or crime of violence 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)

First conviction: at least five years mandatory consecutive term
$250,000 fine
Three years' supervised release

Subsequent conviction: 25 years' consecutive to life
$250,000 fine
Five years' supervised release

Count four: Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon 18 USC §922(g)(1) 18 USC §924(a)

Zero-10 years
$250,000 fine
Three years' supervised release

Counts five, seven, 23: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C)

Zero-20 years
$1,000,000 fine
At least three years' supervised release

Count six: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C)

Zero-20 years $1,000,000 fine
At least three years' supervised release

Count nine: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C)

Zero-20 years $1,000,000 fine
At least three years' supervised release

Counts 10, 11: Distribution of cocaine base 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C)

Zero-20 years $1,000,000 fine
At least three years' supervised release

Counts 12, 13: Distribution of marijuana 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(D)

Zero-five years $250,000 fine
At least two years' supervised release
At least four years' supervised release

Count 14: Possession with intent to distribute over 28 grams of cocaine base 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B)

Five to 40 years $5,000,000 fine
At least four years' supervised release

Count 15: Interstate travel in aid of racketeering enterprises 18 U.S.C. § 1952

Zero-20 years $250,000 fine
Three years' supervised release

Count 22: Possession with intent to distribute oxycodone 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C)

Zero-20 years $1,000,000 fine
At least three years' supervised release

Counts 24-40: Use of a communication facility in committing, causing or facilitating the commission of a felony. 21 U.S.C. § 843(b)

Zero to four years $250,000 fine
Two years' supervised release

Count 41: Money laundering conspiracy 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h)

Zero-20 years $500,000 fine
Three years' supervised release

Count 42-78: Engaging in monetary transaction affecting interstate commerce, in criminally derived property of a value greater than $10,000 18 U.S.C. § 1957

Zero-10 years $250,000 fine
Three years' supervised release

Forfeiture Count A: Criminal Forfeiture 18 U.S.C. § 924(d)(1)

Forfeiture of property

Forfeiture Counts B and C: Criminal Forfeiture 21 U.S.C. §§ 853(a)(1) and (a)(2)

Forfeiture of property