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Feds round up suspected heroin dealers in Youngstown and Ravenna

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Feds say this house at 340 E. Ravenwood was used to store drugs Feds say this house at 340 E. Ravenwood was used to store drugs

Twenty-one people, most of them from the Valley, face federal charges for allegedly trafficking heroin and other drugs in the Youngstown and Ravenna areas.

Authorities began rounding up suspects Wednesday morning who have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with three separate indictments. Two of those investigations are focused on the Youngstown area.

79-count indictment

A 79-count indictment charges 12 people with drug trafficking and related crimes for a conspiracy that investigators covered a period from August 2015 through June of last year.

Indicted are: Aaron L. Rogers, 47; Cametrius K. Adams, 40; Darry K. Woods, 40; Mack F. Hill, 25; James L. Jackson, 41; Deondre K. Hill, 23; Qeevys D. Clinkscale; Trina Hill, 43; Brian K. Hunter, 44; John J. Montero, 39; Terrell L. Leonard, 38, and Cornell L. Kennedy, 33. All the defendants are from Youngstown but Clinkscale, who is from Cleveland.

The suspects are charged with conspiring to possess and distribute heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine, using cellular telephones to facilitate their drug trafficking activities, and maintaining a drug premises. Some are accused of being felons in possession of firearms and ammunition.

Woods supplied heroin to Jackson for distribution in the Youngstown area while Rogers supplied Jackson with heroin and cocaine. Jackson, in turn, supplied drugs to Montero and the Hills. Jackson also supplied heroin to Clinkscale, Hunter, Leonard, Adams and the Hills, according to the indictment.

Trina Hill allegedly used a location on 340 E. Ravenwood Avenue in Youngstown to distribute and store drugs. Rogers, Jackson, Montero and Trina Hill are accused of possessing firearms and U.S. currency as part of the conspiracy, according to the indictment.

Jackson, Montero, Rogers and Hunter are charged with being felons in possession of firearms and ammunition.

35-count indictment

In a related case, seven people were charged in a 35-count indictment with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin. The conspiracy took place in 2015 and was focused on heroin distribution in Youngstown.

Indicted are: Richard L. Jones, 50, of Ravenna; Willie J. Beacham, 69, of Youngstown; Terrell L. Leonard, 38, of Youngstown; Ronald C. Gilbert, 40, of Youngstown; Shajehan Haywood, 45, of Youngstown; Ricky C. Jordan, 33, of North Lima, and Shane S. Blair, 38, of Sebring.

According to the indictment, Jones supplied heroin to Haywood and Leonard, who then sold the drugs to Blair, Beacham, Gilbert, and Jordan for distribution in the Youngstown area.

20-count indictment

In another related case, a 20-count indictment was filed charging three people with distributing heroin in the Ravenna area.

Indicted are: Antonio D. Liddell, 37, of Ravenna; Daryl Keith Jones, 50, of Ravenna, and Brook Brooks, 36, of Twinsburg.

Jones and Brooks traveled to Michigan to obtain heroin and then, along with Liddell, sell it around Ravenna. This took place from as early as November 2015 through January 2016, according to the indictment.

The joint investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force, the Portage County Drug Task Force and the Youngstown Police Department, with the assistance of the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office.

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