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Several arrested after heroin bust in Highland County

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Eleven people have been indicted on 173 drug-related counts after a large bust in Highland County.

Several agencies executed warrants on Wednesday morning, and arrested seven of the suspects who were indicted.

The charges include heroine possession, trafficking and distribution in Highland County. All 11 individuals are also indicted for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity for allegedly conducting a criminal enterprise with multiple individuals. Some of the offenses occurred within the drug free zone of a school facility and in the presence of a juvenile.

An investigation was launched in late 2010 after several complaints into heroin use as well as a spike of other criminal activity linked to the addiction of heroin.

Search warrants have also been conducted in Montgomery and Clinton counties as a result of the ongoing investigation.

Those arrested Aug. 3 include:

  • Thomas Peters, 30, of Dayton, 73 counts, including possession and trafficking of heroin in the vicinity of a school and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity
  • Bradley Rickman, 27, of Greenfield, 5 counts, including possession and trafficking of heroin and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity
  • Jennifer Forsha, 27, of Greenfield, 11 counts, including possession and trafficking of heroin and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity
  • Greg Smith, 27, of Fayette County, 9 counts, including possession and trafficking of heroin and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity
  • Quentin Binegar, 35, of Greenfield, 5 counts, including possession and trafficking of heroin and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity
  • Roderick F. Croy Jr, 24, of Greenfield, nine counts, including possession and trafficking of heroin in the vicinity of a school and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity
  • Stephanie Ford, 44, of Greenfield, including possession and trafficking of heroin in the vicinity of a school and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity

All of those arrested were taken to the Highland County Justice Center. Police are still looking for the other four suspects, whose names have not been released.

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