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46 Sought, 32 Arrested In Marion Drug Trafficking Ring Investigation

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MARION, Ohio -

Law enforcement officials in Marion County arrested 32 out of 46 people wanted for their alleged involvement in an illegal drug trade operation throughout the county on Tuesday.

According to the Marion Police Department, approximately 30 law enforcement officers from the MARMET/METRICH Drug Task Force, the Marion County Sheriff's Department, and the Marion City Police Department searched conducted a search for the 46 suspects Tuesday.

According to the police department, the search was conducted following the six-month investigation titled "Operation Revolving Door," which targeted the illegal sales of drugs in Marion and Marion County.

PHOTO GALLERY: Images Of Suspects

According to the release, investigators made controlled drug purchases of heroin, crack cocaine, and prescription medications from the suspects during the investigation.

On August 21, Marion County Prosecutor Brent Yager conducted a special grand jury to issue indictments from the investigation.

On Tuesday, five arrest teams fanned across the city and county at about 9 a.m. to search for the 46 suspects wanted on drug trafficking charges.

All suspects arrested during Tuesday's operation were taken to the Marion Police Department to be processed before being transported to the Multi-County Correctional Center.

Maj. Bill Collins, commander of the METRICH task force says 90 percent of the suspects have preexisting drug charges on their records.

As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, the following suspects were arrested or being sought by law enforcement:

  1. Anthony Alexander, 28 – Charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine – ARRESTED
  2. Heath Biederman, 28 – Charged with one count of trafficking heroin – ARRESTED
  3. Jessica Binau, 37 – Charged with one count of trafficking cocaine – WANTED
  4. Jeremiah Bonsel, 25 – Charged with two counts of trafficking in heroin – WANTED
  5. Dan Bowleg, 41 – Charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine – WANTED
  6. Kathy Branstetter, 55 – Charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  7. Dominique Brown, 23 – Charged with two counts of complicity to trafficking cocaine – ARRESTED
  8. Eli Brown, 35 – Charged with three counts of trafficking in cocaine – WANTED
  9. Christopher Campbell, 34 – Charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  10. Kyle Carbins, 36 – Charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  11. Jesus Chavez, 20 – Charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  12. Tawana Cochran, 29 – Charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  13. John Conley, 43 – Charged with three counts of trafficking in cocaine – WANTED
  14. Darryl Dixon, 29 – Charged with one count of trafficking in cocaine – WANTED
  15. Andrew Fleming, 30 – Charged with one count of trafficking in heroin – ARRESTED
  16. William Flournoy, 30 – Charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  17. Sheree Floyd, 30 – Charged with one count of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  18. James Glass Jr., 29 – Charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  19. Nathanial Grant, 40 – Charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  20. Alonzo Harris, 42 – Charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  21. Marcus Hemphill, 28 – Charged with one count of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  22. Anne Herr, 30 – Charged with one count permitting drug abuse – WANTED
  23. Cara Hoffman, 28 – Charged with three counts of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  24. Sarah Hoffman, 35 – Charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  25. Jessika Huffman, 25 – Charged with one count of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  26. Kevin Jackson, 22 – Charged with two counts of trafficking in heroin – WANTED
  27. Terry Layne Jr., 37 – Charged with one count of possession of heroin and one count of tampering with evidence – WANTED
  28. Derek Maxie, 39 – Charged with one count of trafficking in cocaine – WANTED
  29. Richard Mayse, 33 – Charged with two counts of trafficking in heroin – ARRESTED
  30. Johnny Myles III, 25 – Charged with three counts of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  31. Jeffrey Patterson, 54 – Charged with one count of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  32. Toi Pickens, 24 – Charged with three counts of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  33. Georganna Privett, 30 – Charged with one count of permitting drug abuse – ARRESTED
  34. William Quick Sr., 48 – Charged with three counts of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  35. Kathy Ritter, 41 – Charged with one count of trafficking in heroin – ARRESTED
  36. Sean Rogers, 50 – Charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  37. Lance Ross, 27 – Charged with three counts of trafficking in cocaine – WANTED
  38. Carol Sisson, 45 – Charged with one count of permitting drug abuse – ARRESTED
  39. Jeffrey Tiller Jr., 21 – Charged with four counts of trafficking in cocaine – WANTED
  40. Ahlea Thornton, 30 – Charged with three counts of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  41. Alan Walter Jr., 24 – Charged with one count of trafficking in heroin – ARRESTED
  42. Charles Woodring, 43 – Charged with one count of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  43. Tyson Wright, 34 – Charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED
  44. Randy Thomas, 28 – Charged with one count of trafficking in a schedule II drug – ARRESTED
  45. Richard Gregory, 22 – Charged with five counts of trafficking in heroin – WANTED
  46. Meggan Tiller, 29 – Charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine – ARRESTED

As of Tuesday night, Marion police officers say more than half of the suspects arrested during "Operation Revolving Door" had bonded out of jail. Only 15 suspects remained in the Marion County jail as of Wednesday morning.

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