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11 indicted on federal charges in Cincinnati drug ring

Posted: 4:55 PM, Jun 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-25 20:55:56Z

CINCINNATI -- A federal grand jury indicted 11 people accused of operating a drug distribution and money laundering ring in the Cincinnati area, authorities announced Monday.

The group distributed fentanyl, ketamine, cocaine and heroin from at least August 2012 until April 2017, according to the unsealed indictment. 

Authorities arrested John T. Moore Jr., 33; Ricardo Campbell, 33; Teron Campbell, 26; Patricia O'Neal, 37; Timothy Mosely, 34; Keiron Ashurst, 53; Vernon Coffee; Shanda Green, 39; and Jeronda Kelley, 36. They are still looking for Derwin Gadson, 22, and Ronnie Parrott, 33.

"We are on a mission to rid the Southern District of Ohio of criminal organizations that traffic fentanyl and other deadly drugs," U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman said. "In carrying out that mission, we're seeking not only to hold perpetrators criminally responsible, but also to take away the fruits of the crime. We want to make sure that drug trafficking doesn’t pay."

The drug ring operated out of a Green Township home, according to the indictment. Authorities said they bought 16 other homes with drug proceeds, including homes in Cincinnati on Montana, Lowry, Mystic, Wilson, Crestline, Wyoming, Simpson, Cleveland and Blair avenues, Saffer and Dillward streets, Woodcrest and Sarvis courts, Rapid Run and Montgomery roads, a home in Fairfield on Flaig Drive and a home in West Chester on Tarragon Court.

Moore is the owner of John T. Moore Construction, LLC and real estate company Lieutenant Dan, LLC. Authorities said he bought four of the properties by lying on the loan applications, thereby defrauding the mortgage lenders.

Also, Moore, Green and Kelley are charged with money laundering and structuring financial transactions to evade tax requirements.

The FBI asked anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gadson or Parrott to call them at 513-421-4310.