14 accused in Detroit-to-West Virginia heroin ring
9 suspects in custody, 5 more being sought
DETROIT – Fourteen people have been charged with roles in a heroin trafficking operation from Detroit to West Virginia.
U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II said federal indictments unsealed Tuesday allege that a group of individuals from Detroit traveled to Morgantown to operate a heroin distribution ring in 2014 and 2015.
Nine defendants were arrested Tuesday, including five from Detroit, three from Morgantown and another from Miami, Florida.
Those arrested are:
- Draylon Eric Beecham, also known as “Wood,” 40, of Detroit
- Keith Antonio Cohens, also known as “Jay,” 34, of Detroit
- James Leon Fisher, also known as “D,” 29, of Detroit
- Craig S. Coffee, also known as “Mack,” 48, of Detroit
- An unidentified individual known as “Mac,” of Detroit
- Michaelo Merone, 30, of Miami, Florida
- Daniel Ross Sims, 26, of Morgantown, West Virginia
- Debra Bolden, 45, of Morgantown, West Virginia
- Justin Donald Myers, 36, of Morgantown, West Virginia
The following suspects are still being sought.
- Darrin Lawrence Broadnax, also known as “Silk,” 48, of Detroit
- Romelle DeShaun Stevens, also known as “Bishop,” 26, of Detroit
- Jeffrey Allen Motley, also known as “G,” 24, of Detroit
- Robert Tucker, also known as “Diego,” 22, of Detroit
- Ryan Hayworth, 21, of Mullens, West Virginia
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspects is encouraged to contact the United States Marshals Service at 304-623-0486.
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