A federal grand jury indicted eight central Ohioans on felony charges in connection with a multi-state drug distribution operation in West Virginia. 

According to U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, the suspects from central Ohio are suspected members or associates of a street gang known as the “Elaine Crip Family.” They are accused of trafficking methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin into Wetzel and Tyler counties as southern counties in West Virginia.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the drugs were brought to West Virginia from Columbus and that the traffickers obtained the drugs from as far away from Atlanta, Georgia. 

The following suspects from central Ohio were indicted with on charges for conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute controlled substances: 

  • Rodriquies M.Evans, also known as “Dree,” 27, of Columbus
  • Marissa Page, 26, of Columbus
  • Kenyatta Banks, Jr., also known as “Yatta,” 28, of Canal Winchester
  • Matthew Jackson, also known as “Matt-Matt,” 22, of Columbus
  • Delkira L. Rodgers, 20, of Columbus
  • Robert L. Gregory, 36, of Columbus
  • Cedric L. Douglass, 29, of Groveport
  • Aaron Callahan, 28, of Columbus

A federal grand jury also indicted 23 West Virginians as part of the investigation.