Eight individuals have been charged, including five indivuduals from the Valley, in an 18-count superseding indictment with operating a drug trafficking conspiracy that distributed methamphetamine throughout Trumbull County, Akron, and Portage according to the Department of Justice Northern District Office.

Those indicted include Dolan Mitchell Ady, 50, of Kinsman; Markus Eugene Shaw, 37, of Warren; Jennifer Derosa, 34, of Warren; Joshua M. White, 35, of Warren; Travis Spithaler, 35, of Warren; Christen Tate Oakman, 27, of Akron; Robert Russell Boring, 32, of Akron; and Shaquille Michael Haskell, 31, of Akron.

The accused have been charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  In addition, the indictment charges various members of the drug trafficking organization with the distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition and possession of a firearm by a person with a prior misdemeanor domestic violence conviction.

According to the indictment, it is alleged that from October 2021 to April 2022, the named members of the drug trafficking organization conspired together to purchase methamphetamine and redistribute it throughout the city of Akron, Portage County and Trumbull County areas.  The indictment alleges that members of the organization maintained residences in the city of Akron to store and sell methamphetamine and conducted counter-surveillance while engaging in drug trafficking activity in order to identify the potential presence of law enforcement. 

The indictment alleges members of the organization utilized motels and a residence within Trumbull County to store and sell methamphetamine.

The investigation  was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Portage County Sheriff’s Office Drug and Violent Crime Unit, Portage County Sheriff’s Office , Akron Police Department Gun Violence Reduction Tactical Unit, Akron Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Niles Police Department and Warren Police Department. 

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jason M. Katz.