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35 from Western Pa. indicted in drug trafficking ring

Madasyn Czebiniak

Federal authorities announced indictments Thursday against 37 people they say are part of a drug trafficking organization spanning three states.

The indictments were handed down by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh. Thirty-five of the people involved are from Western Pennsylvania. One person is from New York, while another is from West Virginia.

U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said the defendants are charged with conspiring to distribute and distributing more than a kilogram of heroin, at least 400 grams of fentanyl and fentanyl analogs, cocaine, and crack cocaine from Jan. 2018 through June 2019.

The defendants are:

• Christopher Highsmith, 26, of Irwin

• Lamont Benton, 23, of McKees Rocks

• Michael Broglie, 51, of Finleyville

• Jarrell Dawson, 20, of Pittsburgh

• Latone Dunbar, 25, formerly of Pittsburgh

• John Fedorka, 35, of Pittsburgh

• Roderick Ferguson, 18, of Pittsburgh

• Perry Freeman, 18, formerly of Pittsburgh

• Laffayette Fuller, 19, of Pittsburgh

• Lequay Fuller, 22, of Pittsburgh

• Dontae Gilbert, 18, formerly of Pittsburgh

• James Givner, 35, of Pittsburgh

• Deandre Gordon, 24, of West Mifflin

• Brandon Green, 34, of Pittsburgh

• Kyleif Harley, 27, of Pittsburgh

• Robert Hartlaub, 32, of Waynesburg

• Keevan Jackson, 20, of Pittsburgh

• Anthony Jetter, 30, of Pittsburgh

• Henry Johnson, 28, of Pittsburgh

• Nicholas Laur, 39, of Pittsburgh

• Trevon McCrary, 24, of Pittsburgh

• Danasia McNeal, 21, of Pittsburgh

• Willie Miller, 27, of Pittsburgh

• Devonte Parker, 24, of Pittsburgh

• April Price, 21, of Pittsburgh

• Jaimone Robinson, 19, of Pittsburgh

• Amber Rogers, 27, of Pittsburgh

• Brian Salaj, 37, of Pittsburgh

• Ronika Somerville, 22, of Pittsburgh

• Theresa Somerville, 49, of Pittsburgh

• Raelynn Stevenson, 29, of West Mifflin

• Rico Taylor, 34, of Pittsburgh

• Jesse Tedrow, 27, of Hundred, W.Va.

• Holiday Vaughn, 41, of New York

• Ronald Williams, 26, of Pittsburgh

• St. John Williams, 27, of Pittsburgh

• Martel Yates, 30, of Pittsburgh

Brady said Dunbar, Fedorka, Gilbert, McCrary, Givner, Johnson, Robinson, Vaughn, and Williams also face individual firearms charges and/or drug trafficking violations.

All the defendants face a maximum total sentence of up to life in prison, a fine of not more than $10 million or both.

Madasyn Czebiniak is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Madasyn at 724-226-4702, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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