13 Indicted in Heroin Bust, 1 Death Blamed on Overdose

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JEFFERSON, Ohio -- At least 13 people have been indicted for heroin trafficking in Ashtabula County.

The FBI and local authorities at a news conference Monday released details on the bust.

"This case is about greed. It is about violence, and it is about destruction," said Steven Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

"The drugs supplied by this organization have destroyed untold numbers of lives and families as well as contributed to a significant amount of crimes against persons and property in the Ashtabula area," said Geno Corley, DEA Resident Agent in Charge.

The indictment alleges that from March to August of 2012, Rayshawn Reed arranged for multiple large shipments of heroin to be brought into Northeast Ohio from the Chicago area.

Agents allege the heroin was distributed to co-conspirators in Ashtabula.

Monday agents arrested Reed and his alleged co-conspirators: Reginald Bryant, Sherord Miller, Amanda Loving, Isaac Hawkins, Louis Snyder, James Robinson, Tricia Lewis, Joey Schmeisser, Kevin Fridrich, Shaunci Osborne and Laketha Harris.

Agents said they were unable to find Jamarce Miller during Monday’s raids. They said he goes by the name Jamie.

The indictment alleges that heroin from the conspiracy, which had been distributed by Miller, resulted in the fatal heroin overdose of an Ashtabula-area resident on or about July 7, 2012.

"If you use heroin, you are risking your life. If you deal heroin you are risking the rest of your life," Dettelbach said.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of “Jamie” Miller is urged to call 1-866-4-WANTED. Tips can be left anonymously.

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