FBI: Butler County man wanted in ‘drug ring’ investigation may be in Los Angeles

The FBI in Cincinnati tweeted that a Middletown man wanted for conspiracy to possess and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance may be in Los Angeles using an alias.

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Marqui Conley, 26, of Middletown, has a lengthy criminal history and served five years in prison for involuntary manslaughter.

Investigators are looking for Conley, who continued to use a self-storage unit in Warren County to do drug business while evading authorities, according to court documents this news organization has obtained.

He is allegedly part of a violent criminal organization based in Middletown believed to be involved in multiple homicides. Federal and local law enforcement agencies executed a series of search warrants this summer in Middletown, Miamisburg and Dayton.

In 2011, Conley, then 18, was sentenced to five years in prison for killing a man he intentionally ran down with a car. He pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 20-year-old TaShawn Smiley as part of a plea deal before a Butler County grand jury could consider a murder charge against him.

He is approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall and 175 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding Conley is asked to call 1-800-CALLFBI.

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