23 indicted in shut-down of cocaine, crack cocaine ring in Stark County

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CANTON, Ohio — Twenty-three people have been indicted in the shut-down of a cocaine and crack cocaine ring in Stark County.

According to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio’s office, those charged face a total of 47 counts.

“This group brought pounds and pounds of cocaine into Stark County,” said U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Steven M. Dettelbach. “Only through the good work of the FBI, the Canton police and all our partners was the pipeline shut down.”

The indictment details a two-year conspiracy, which involved suspects using stash houses and storage lockers to store drugs, drug proceeds and drug packaging materials.

Prosecutors are seeking to forfeit several items used as part of or as a result of the conspiracy including three Canton homes, four firearms, more than $85,000 and four vehicles.

Those arrested as part of the indictment include: James E. Walton, 39; Mario Munoz-Gonzales, 27, of Grove City; Eduardo Arredondo, 26; Jose Magueyal, 39; Raymond Jackson, 34; Marcus Houston, 39; Dardisi Alexander, 26; Darcell Anthony, 45; Dontez Lewis, 33; Abraham Joaquin, age unknown; Jack Pearson, 41; Brian Pinkney, 31; Dwight Martin, 55; Dante Harvey, 35; William Nicholson, 32; Terrance Wharton, 34, of Barberton; John Coburn, 27; Richard Taylor, 32; Clifford Cantwell III, 35; Justin Sybole, 26; Richard Crawford, 31, of Louisville, Ohio; Gregory Archer, 50, and Allen Woodson, 26.

“These individuals brought danger and illicit drugs to the streets of Canton and the surrounding territory,” said Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cleveland Office. “The FBI will continue collaborative law enforcement efforts to rid our streets of such poison and make our communities a safer place to live.”