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Pickaway County Busts Largest Heroin Ring in Two Years

CIRCLEVILLE (Rob Wells) -- Federal agents made one of the biggest recent heroin ring busts in Circleville this week.

Officers issued warrants for 39 of the worst offenders in Pickaway County, citing the "epidemic" of drug abuse plaguing the area.

"One of the problems for us is that we are so close to the big cities of Columbus and Cincinnati," Circleville Police Chief Harold Gray. "So we're getting a lot of traffic from other cities."

Pickaway investigators joined the Ohio Attorney General's Office to target mid-level heroin traffickers. The recent roundup is the biggest of its kind here in two years, officials said.

Prosecutors said the solution, however, goes beyond putting criminals behind bars.

"We also have to have more treatment," Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said. "Just think if you're a judge and you don't have a good treatment facility or don't have money."

Currently, Pickaway County only has one treatment facility for heroin addicts and it's only for women.

Community leaders have been trying to raise enough funds to gain a comprehensive heroin treatment center for both men and women.

The following suspects were arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in Pickaway County:
  • Sara Anderson, 23, Trafficking in Heroin
  • Caleb Beatty, 28, Trafficking in Heroin
  • Alex Boozer, 28, Trafficking in Crack Cocaine
  • Ashlee Burroughs, 22, Trafficking in Heroin
  • Derek Conboy, 35, Trafficking in Heroin
  • Richard Davis, 31, Trafficking in Heroin (2 cts)
  • Tommy Davis, 29, Trafficking in Heroin (2 cts)
  • Roger Derr, 39, Trafficking in Crack Cocaine
  • Robert Edwards, 23, Trafficking in (Prescription) Drugs (2 cts)
  • Larry Evans, 26, Trafficking in Crack Cocaine
  • Timothy Fleming, 27, Trafficking in Heroin
  • Jeff Fowler, 28, Trafficking in Heroin
  • Krista Giffin, 21, Trafficking in Heroin (3 cts)
  • David Hanshaw, 23, Trafficking in (Prescription) Drugs 
  • Jessica Hanshaw, 28, Trafficking in (Prescription) Drugs
  • Mary Harding, 36, Trafficking in (Prescription) Drugs
  • Ashley Hastings, 26, Trafficking in Heroin
  • Jonathan Ishmael, 21, Trafficking in Heroin
  • George Johnson, 52, Trafficking in Heroin (2 cts)
  • Rena Jones, 53, Trafficking in (Prescription) Drugs
  • Jonathan Logan, 26, Trafficking in Heroin (3 cts)
  • Timothy McFarland, 26, Trafficking in Drugs (Methamphetamine)
  • Elisabeth Nelson, 26, Trafficking in Crack Cocaine
  • Tara Payne, 30, Trafficking in Heroin
  • Kara Pennington, 34, Trafficking in Heroin, Trafficking in Crack Cocaine
  • Brian Poling, 35, Trafficking in (Prescription) Drugs
  • Demarco Saunders, 35, Trafficking in Heroin, Trafficking in Crack Cocaine
  • Rusty Scott, 34, Trafficking in Heroin
  • Fred Seymour, 53, Trafficking in (Prescription) Drugs
  • Kyle Simonton, 24, Trafficking in Heroin
  • Joe Shackelford, 31, Trafficking in Crack Cocaine (2  cts)
  • Walker Tipton, 39, Trafficking in (Prescription) Drugs
  • Ty Tracy, 46, Trafficking in (Prescription) Drugs
  • Amanda Valentine, 33, Trafficking in (Prescription) Drugs
  • Robert Vandagriff, 37, Trafficking in Heroin
  • Glen Westenberger, 33, Trafficking in Heroin, Trafficking in Crack Cocaine
  • Jason Wilson, 31, Trafficking in (Prescription) Drugs
  • Jeremiah Wolfe, 34, Trafficking in Heroin
  • Jerry Wynn, 41, Trafficking in Heroin

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