12 from Western Pa. indicted, charged with being part of drug ring
Twelve people have been indicted by a federal grand jury, charged with being part of a drug distribution ring.
According to prosecutors, from about September 2016 and continuing to about July 2017, the defendants conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and a quantity of heroin.
According to U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady, those charged are:
Shawn Hendrix, 42, of Cranberry
Nikia Perkins, 44, of Monaca
Adrian Jordan, 28, of Braddock
Leroy George, 49, of Johnstown
Thomas Hannon, 36, of Aliquippa
Aleece Bowser, 32, of Monaca
Ashley Miller, 33, of Aliquippa
Carlisha Williams, 29, of Aliquippa
Sheila Alford, 61, of Aliquippa
Michael Henry, 36, of McKeesport
Jeremy Fooks, 32, of Pittsburgh
Terry Johnson, 34, of McKees Rocks
Prosecutors said Hendrix, Perkins, Jordan, Bowser, Miller, Williams and Alford are charged with possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl or carfentanyl, and/or attempts to possess fentanyl with the intent to sell it.
Fooks is further charged with possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert C. Schupansky is prosecuting this case.
This prosecution is part of a long-term investigation by the FBI Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force, which targeted what it called a large-scale drug trafficking organization operating in Butler, Beaver and Allegheny counties.
Assisting were officers from the Wilkinsburg Police Department, state Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigations, Allegheny County sheriff’s deputies and county police officers and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.
Also contributing to the case were state police, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Cranberry Township and New Brighton police.
Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @ChuckBiedka.