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ERIE — Three Warren County residents are among multiple people indicted by the U.S. Attorney for their alleged part in a methamphetamine ring that reached into Pennsylvania, Ohio and Mexico.
Among those indicted are Gale Arthur Flick, Jr., 47, Garland, Cody Tobias Greeley, 24, Tidioute, and Kevin Wayne Huet; 31, Grand Valley, according to information from United States Attorney Scott Brady.
Brady unsealed two indictments returned by a federal grand jury in Erie, charging the leaders and members of separate drug trafficking organizations – one based in Erie and the other in Warren and Crawford Counties – with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.
“We are going right to the source to stop these drug trafficking networks in their tracks and prevent them from putting methamphetamine and other dangerous drugs on the streets of our communities,” said Brady. “Working with our state and local partners, we will take the fight to these drug dealers, to dismantle their operations in Erie, Titusville, Akron, Ohio or back to Mexico.”
Also indicted are Carina E. Tucker, 31, Titusville; Anthony J. Stufflebeam, 33, currently incarcerated at SCI Albion; Charles J. Vanderhoff, 36, Akron, Ohio; Stephanie A. Bryan, 29, Butler, Sarah U. Bloom, 29, currently incarcerated at SCI Muncy; Rusty J. Bingman, 45, Titusville, Scott C. Schreckengost, 42, Spartansburg, and Kimberly A. Gesin, 43, Titusville.
According to the Indictment presented to the court, from in and around June 2018, to on or about Feb. 28, the defendants conspired to possess with intent to distribute and distributed 500 grams or more of a substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine as they participated in a methamphetamine distribution network that trafficked methamphetamine from Akron, Ohio and Erie, into Crawford, Venango and Warren Counties.
Investigators said Tucker and Flick, Jr. traveled regularly to Akron to pick up meth, usually in a half-pound quantity. and would then go to Bingman’s Titusville residence to repackage the drugs for smaller distribution.
Tucker and Flick are accused of running the drug operation from their Hunter School Road address in Grand Valley, which was referred to as “The Farm.” Six to nine people who lived there served as primary distributors, investigators said.
The members were connected to increased violence including car vandalism, people being held at gunpoint and shots fired at houses, law enforcement said. Huet was considered “an enforcer.” Nine of the defendants were arrested by 42 agents Wednesday. Four were already in custody. Firearms and an explosive device were also seized.
The Indictment alleges that Tucker, Flick, Jr., Stufflebeam and Bingman maintained residences for manufacturing, repackaging and distributing methamphetamine. Flick, Jr. and Huet are also charged with possessing firearms during and in relation to drug trafficking activities, and Trevor Allen McGarvie is accused of possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
In addition, the Indictment alleges that Tucker, Flick, Jr. and Stufflebeam unlawfully distributed methamphetamine on specific charged dates and that on or about September 20, 2019, Tucker knowingly and unlawfully possessed with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Pennsylvania State Police – Troop E, Vice Unit, the Titusville Police Department, the Warren County Drug Task Force, the Warren County Sherriff’s Office and the Crawford County Sherriff’s Office conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.
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