Seven indicted for selling meth, fentanyl and heroin in southwest Ohio

Seven indicted, 140 pounds of meth seized from a Mexico-based drug operation in Southern Ohio (WKRC)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKRC) - The US Attorney's Office announced the indictment of seven people for dealing meth and other drugs from a Mexico-based drug trafficking organization. Some of those drugs were sold in Warren and Butler counties.

  • Salvador Ramiriez, 23, West Chester
  • Tamara McQueen, 21, Hamilton
  • Jesus Garcia, 49, West Chester
  • Takeea Trammell, 41, Dayton
  • Luiz Roberto Diaz-Magana, 29, Queretarom Mexico
  • Joshua Leach, 34, Plain City
  • Brandi Loy, 34, Plain City

Three of the people indicted are also charged with money laundering. The arrests came after a year-long investigation. If convicted, they are facing 10 years in prison to life.

Investigators seized 140 pounds of methamphetamine, seven kilograms of fentanyl and two kilograms of heroin. They also seized $130,000 in cash.

US Attorney Benjamin Glassman said a Mexican chemist traveled to Ohio to supervise operations. While the opioid epidemic is still ongoing, a stimulant crisis is likely on its heels. "That threat is real. In this case, we're not talking about methamphetamine that was manufactured in a pot in a somebody's RV. We are talking about literally hundreds of pounds of methamphetamine that is being sent by a Mexican drug operation to exploit the addiction of people here in Ohio and the surrounding region."

Four of the charged are in custody. Glassman said another is expected to be in custody shortly. Two are wanted fugitives. Investigators are seeking help from the public to try to track down Joshua Leach and Brandi Loy AKA Brandi Richey. Anyone with information is asked to call (937) 903-5860.

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