Indictment: West Chester, Fairfield homes bought with drug money

A federal grand jury has 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 in the Cincinnati region from at least August 2012 until April 2017, according to the indictment.

Those arrested include these Cincinnati residents:

  • John T. Moore Jr., 33
  • Ricardo Campbell, 33
  • Teron Campbell, 26
  • Derwin Gadson, 22
  • Patricia O'Neal, 37
  • Timothy Mosely, 34
  • Ronnie Parrott, 33
  • Keiron Ashurst, 53
  • Vernon Coffee, no age given
  • Shanda Green, 39
  • Jeronda Kelley, 36

Two others, Derwin Gadson and Ronnie Parrott, remain at large.

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The drug ring operated out of a Green Twp. home, according to the indictment. Sixteen other homes are named in the indictment as properties potentially purchased with drug proceeds or through other illicit means, including a home in Fairfield on Flaig Drive, and a home in West Chester Twp. on Tarragon Court.

Moore is the owner of John T. Moore Construction LLC and Lieutenant Dan LLC, a real estate company.

Authorities said he bought four properties by lying on the loan applications, thereby defrauding the mortgage lenders.

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“We are on a mission to rid the Southern District of Ohio of criminal organizations that traffic fentanyl and other deadly drugs,” said U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman. “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.”

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.

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