Among the indicted were 19-year old Vernon L. Mason IV, and 25-year old and Brandon R. Johnson, both of Detroit. They were arrested June 20 while detectives were investigating complaints of drug trafficking involving suspects from Detroit. During a search, they found 65 30-milligram Oxycodone tablets, 102 40-milligram Oxycodone tablets, and 127 80-milligram Oxycodone tablets, for a total of 16,190 milligrams.
They were each indicted by the grand jury on Wednesday on counts of trafficking in drugs in the vicinity of a juvenile, possession of drugs and tampering with evidence.
Also indicted on separate charges were 34-year-old Timothy W. Slark of Minford, 45-year-old Dale Potter of Wheelersburg, and 28-year-old John C.White of Wheelersburg.
According to Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini, about 1:13 p.m. May 10, detectives searched Slark's residence and seized about 711 pills containing Oxycodone and about 56 pills containing Alprazolam. Detectives said they also found marijuana, two loaded handguns, more than $2,000 cash and assorted drug paraphernalia.
Slark was charged with trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs, having weapons while under disability and tampering with evidence. He was indicted Wednesday by the grand jury on 49 counts; including 19 counts of aggravated possession of drugs, 17 counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, two counts of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and one count of having a weapon while under a disability.
Potter was charged with trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs and tampering with evidence. He was indicted on 14 counts; including two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and one count of having a weapon while under a disability.
White was charged with complicity to trafficking in drugs. He was indicted on 13 counts; including one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and three counts of possession of drugs.
Also indicted on separate charges were Thomas Moore, 37, of Portsmouth; Timothy Allen Hensley, 27, of Lucasville; Johnny Shane Warner, 37, of Portsmouth; Samuel Spencer, 27, of Lucasville; Holly Peterson, 27, of Minford; and Loren Munion, 51, of West Portsmouth.
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