On Wednesday, August 4th the Clermont Co. Grand Jury indicted 9 individuals for 18 criminal offenses relating to the Illegal Assembly of Materials and Conspiracy to Manufacture Meth.
These indictments followed a 3 month investigation by agents of the Clermont County Narcotics Unit. The success of the investigation can be greatly attributed to information received from local merchants who sell products used in the manufacture of Meth.
The below people were indicted for Conspiracy to Manufacture Meth & Illegal Assembly (Fel. 2nd deg):
John Spratt, Winchester OH, age 27
Michael Wright, Winchester OH, age 31,
Andrea Locker, Mt. Orab OH, age 24
Erica Barnes, Manchester OH, age 26,
David Jones, Hillsboro OH, age 25,
Krystal Jones, Hillsboro OH, age 23,
Christopher Kier, Hillsboro OH, age 21,
Eric Reedy, Peebles OH, age 42, indicted for Conspiracy to Manufacture Meth & Illegal Assembly (Fel. 2nd deg), and Engaging in Corrupt Activity (Fel. 1st deg).
Jason Snider, Sardinia OH, age 29, indicted for Possession of Meth (Fel. 5th degree)
Felony 1st degree - possible 10 years prison confinement + $20,000 fine
Felony 2nd degree - possible 8 years prison confinement + $15,000 fine
Felony 5th degree - possible 1 year prison confinement + $2,500 fine
It should be noted that NONE of the foregoing are residents of Clermont County. Yet, they engaged in activity within the county that resulted in their indictments. These indictments vividly illustrate how Meth can involve and implicate multiple communities, and why a cooperative teamwork approach among jurisdictions is essential to effectively combat the problem.
Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg