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7 Toledo men indicted for role in distributing cocaine

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According to authorities an 11-count indictment was unsealed charging seven Toledo men for their roles in a conspiracy to possess both powder and crack cocaine with the intent to distribute the drugs, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Charged are: Gale Shelmon, aka G-Force, age 47; Percy Underwood, aka Butch, age 47; Bryant Anderson, aka B, age 34; Larry Jones aka LA, age 45; Justin Toler, aka J-Nut, age 37; Creston White, age 61; and Darryl Brown, aka D, age 28, all of Toledo.

The indictment charges each defendant with conspiring to possess cocaine and crack cocaine with intent to distribute.  The indictment also charges four defendants with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. 

Beginning in or about June 2010 and continuing through the date of the indictment, the defendants were involved in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine in the Toledo area, according to the indictment. Specifically, the indictment alleges that a co-conspirator obtained substantial quantities of cocaine from sources of supply in Texas.  The cocaine was then transported from Texas to Toledo, Ohio by semi-truck where it was unloaded, stored and distributed by the defendants named in the indictment. 

The case was accepted and investigated as an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation.  The OCDETF program is designed to insure that the most sophisticated investigative and prosecutive resources are directed against large-scale organized drug trafficking ventures.

The indictment culminates a two-year investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Toledo Metro Drug Task Force.  This Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas P. Weldon and Special Assistant United States Attorney Matthew C. Spaulding.

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