Five Indicted for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine and Marijuana
LYNCHBURG, VA (STL.News) A federal grand jury sitting in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville has indicted five individuals for conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana, Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar, Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Washington Field Division, Special Agent in Charge Jarod Forget of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Division, Colonel Gary T. Settle, Superintendent of the Virginia State Police, and City of Lynchburg Police Chief Ryan Zuidema announced today.
The grand jury returned a 14-count superseding indictment yesterday charging Jeremel Lawrence Storey, Donnell Lamont Miller, Maggie Lee Smith, Ricky Donnell Abner, and Charay Lamont Trent each with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana. According to allegations in the indictment, Storey was involved in distributing more than five kilograms of cocaine and Miller, Smith, and Abner were involved in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine.
In addition, Storey, 43, of Charlotte, North Carolina, is charged with one count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, one count of distribution of cocaine, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, specifically a short-barreled rifle.