Major drug trafficking ring takedown in southern Ohio nets 59 felony indictments

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A major undercover drug task force operation, spanning three counties, netted 59 felony indictments in southern Ohio

Operation Ice Up

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (WKBN) – A major undercover drug task force operation, spanning three counties, netted 59 felony indictments in southern Ohio.

According to Ohio Attorney General David Yost, Operation Ice Up focused on the trafficking of drugs and firearms.

During the investigation, law enforcement seized 95 ounces of methamphetamine, 109 doses of hydrocodone as well as cocaine, fentanyl, heroin and suboxone. Eight stolen firearms were also seized.

“These drug busts were the equivalent of organized crime rings you’d see in the movies, not only taking profits but also lives,” Yost said. “Coordinated crime requires a cooperative effort, which is why our OOCIC partnerships that allow local law enforcement to work across county lines are so successful.”

A total of 163 felony counts were issued against 59 people in Ross, Pickaway and Fayette counties.

Fayette County

  • SEALED INDICTMENT – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
  • Blaine A. Bailey – Agg. Robbery (F1); Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
  • Amber Brandel – 2 Counts Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F2)
  • Christopher Burnett – Trafficking in Meth (F3)
  • C. Carson – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F1); Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F4)
  • Byron Green – Trafficking in Meth (F3)
  • Donald J. Jordan II – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3); Trafficking in Heroin (F5)
  • Austin Kinzer – 3 Counts Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F1); Agg. trafficking in Drugs (F2); Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
    Hayden Knapp – Trafficking in Meth (F3)
  • Travis R. Knaub – 2 Counts Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F2)
  • John Lamar Kolle – 2 Counts Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F2); Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
  • Moriah J. Leisure – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
  • Zachary Milstead – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3); Trafficking in Fentanyl (F4); Trafficking in Fentanyl (F5)
  • Paul Dean Myers II – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F2)
  • Mark Roberts – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F2)
  • Jeremy A. Robinson – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F4)
  • SEALED INDICTMENT – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
  • SEALED INDICTMENT – Trafficking in Drugs (F5)

Ross County

  • SEALED INDICTMENT – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
  • SEALED INDICTMENT – Complicity to Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F2); Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
  • Megan R.J. Beverly – Trafficking in a Counterfeit Controlled Substance (F5)
  • Charles C. Brewer – 2 Counts Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
  • Jamarr E. Brown II – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F2); Complicity to Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F2)
  • Malcolm W. Cornell – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
  • Aaron D. Cox – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
  • Joseph M. Driggs – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F4)
  • SEALED INDICTMENT – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F4)
  • Tammy S. Grube – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
  • SEALED INDICTMENT – Having Weapons While Under Disability (F3); Complicity to Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F2); Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F1); 2 Counts Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F2)
  • Ralph G. Hawk – Complicity to Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
    SEALED INDICTMENT – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F2)
    SEALED INDICTMENT – 2 Counts Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F2); 1 Count Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
  • Hope M. Lemmings – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
  • Joshua R. Lowery – Counterfeiting (F4)
    Christopher D. Monk – Trafficking in Drugs (F5)
  • SEALED INDICTMENT – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
  • James T. Ramey – 2 Counts Trafficking in a Counterfeit Controlled Substance (F5)
  • James P. Shea II – 5 Counts Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F2); 1 Count Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
  • Casey W. Spano – Trafficking in Heroin (F5); Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
  • Aaron A. Stanley – Having Weapons While Under Disability (F3); 4 Counts Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F2); 1 Count Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)
  • Hilary R. Tackett – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F2)
  • SEALED INDICTMENT – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F2)
  • Nathan D. Wright – Trafficking in a Counterfeit Controlled Substance (F5); Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3)

Pickaway County

  • Kyle M. Boyer – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3); Agg. Possession of Drugs (F3)
  • Stacey A. Bush – 60 Counts**
  • Trevor P.H. Bush – 60 Counts**
  • Nancy E. Crabtree – 60 Counts**
  • SEALED INDICTMENT – 60 Count**
  • SEALED INDICTMENT – 60 Counts**
  • Jeffrey J. Fowler – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F2); Agg. Possession of Drugs (F2)
  • Virgil L. Greeno – 60 Counts**
  • John L. Kolle – 14 Counts*
  • Brian Lawson – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3); Agg. Possession of Drugs (F3)
  • Kevin C. Pennington – 60 Counts**
  • James T. Ramey – 60 Counts**
  • Christopher M. Rogers – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F1); Agg. Possession of Drugs (F2)
    Amy J. Rowland – 60 Counts**
  • Samuel P. Schlimpf – 60 Counts**
  • James P. Shea – 14 Counts*
  • Brittany A. Smith – 14 Counts*
  • Buddy L. Stepp – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3); Agg. Possession of Drugs (F3)
  • Hilary R. Tackett – Agg. Trafficking in Drugs (F3); Agg. Possession of Drugs (F3)
  • Raheem C. Willoughby – 60 Counts**
    *3-person drug trafficking organization
    **11-person drug trafficking organization

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