KEYSER, W.Va. — A federal grand jury handed up a 73-count indictment Monday aimed at what investigators called a major cocaine ring in Keyser.
The indictments against 13 people were secured following work by the Potomac Highlands Drug Task Force.
Federal prosecutors said Cedric Jones, 32, also known as BG of Palm Coast, Florida, faces charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, money laundering and possession with the intent to sell cocaine.
Jones is believed to be the leader of the drug ring that transported cocaine from other parts of the country to Keyser for resale. He faces a total of 58 counts in the indictment.
Also facing charges are Ebony Haynes Jack, 32, and Travis Howard, 34, both of Florida.
The other defendants include:
–Patrice Stephens aka Everett Backstreets, 34, of Westernport, Maryland
–Sheena Collins, 36, of Oakland, Maryland
–Adrian Sanchez aka ACE, 30, of Cumberland, Maryland
–Tequila Smith, 32, of Ranson
–Paul Ellis, 35, of Keyser
–Dixie Layman, 40, of Keyser
–Samaria Clifford, 32, of Keyser
–Robert Jessie, 34, of Keyser
–Christopher Redman, 30, of Keyser
–Troy Wilt, 30, of Keyser
If convicted all 13 defendants face life behind bars.