Officials announced a second wave of indictments in a drug trafficking ring that involved the transportation of oxycodone in Florida and Ohio.
According to the Franklin County prosecutor's office, a grand jury returned the indictment on Feb. 20 against a drug trafficking ring allegedly led by Michael Berry and Fahmi Najari.
A total of 52 suspects have been indicted, including 38 defendants named on Feb. 20, and 14 suspects who were previously-indicted on Nov. 21, 2012.
The indictment alleges that from 2010 to 2013, Berry and Najari organized and sent people to Florida pain clinics to obtain prescription pills, which were collected by upper tier members of the organization and sold on the streets of Franklin County.
In all, the organization allegedly obtained 94,167 oxycodone 30 mg pills with an approximate street value of $2,825,010.
A total of 48 firearms were seized during the investigation.
In October 2012, a warrant to wiretap was granted by the court to permit investigators to listen to phone calls between targets of the investigation.
Berry is currently in the Franklin County Jail on a $10 million bond awaiting trial on the first indictment.
Officials released the indictment, which named the following 48 suspects who were indicted on the following charges:
The investigation involved the Franklin County prosecutor's office, Columbus police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ohio Organized Crime Commission, Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Cleveland office , Tampa police, Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sherrif's office, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
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