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38 New Suspects Indicted In Drug Trafficking Ring

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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:

  • Davine Berry has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and one count of felonious assault
  • Tiffany Vest has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, one count of felonious assault, and two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Gerrone Allen has been charged with four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Fahmi Najari has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and 12 counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Ricky Joshua Leitwein has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Leslie Mullins has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Pamela Mullins has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Robert Adkins has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and eight counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Jacob Allen has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and 10 counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Candy Arthurs has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and seven counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Tammy Bartoe has been charged with three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Dennis Benjamin has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Connie Blackwell has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and seven counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Ernest Bragg has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and five counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Larry Bragg has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • John Byers has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Tamara Chavis has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and seven counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Thomas Church has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and five counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Terry Coleman has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Trischa Coverdale has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and five counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Jaclyn Dials has been charged with four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Diane Fambro has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Kenneth Fossett has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and five counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Daniel Hashman has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Jason Huston has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Brandie Jewell has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Larry Jewell has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and six counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Steve Lockhart has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and six counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Zelda Loring has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Burley Muncy has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Linda Murphy has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Lydia Murphy has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and five counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Kenneth Neece has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Amanda Norman has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Dustin Osborne has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Anthony Riddle has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Rhonda Rood has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Earnest Lee Setters, Jr. has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and five counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Roger Sizemore has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Ronnie Smith has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and six counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Derek Stevens has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs
  • Crystal Wallace has been charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, and four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs

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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