Dayton man, alleged to be a fentanyl source, faces 11 drug charges in Clinton County


By Gary Huffenberger - ghuffenberger@civitasmedia.com



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WILMINGTON — A Dayton man, who may be at least partly responsible for a December 2016 spike in heroin overdoses in Clinton County, has been indicted here on 11 drug-related charges.

Raheem Goff, 24, was indicted with three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, one count of heroin trafficking, cocaine trafficking, corrupting another with drugs, two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, one count of possessing heroin, possessing cocaine, and possessing criminal tools including a digital scale and baggies.

Wilmington Police Detective Scott Baker alleged in a December affidavit that “Raheem has been trafficking in drugs in the Clinton County, Ohio area including New Vienna, Sabina and Wilmington.”

Goff was arrested Dec. 10 in an operation involving Baker and members of the Warren County Drug Task Force to intercept Goff “before anyone died from the substance he was selling,” the affidavit stated.

The results of a crime lab analysis indicate there were about 6.2 grams of a heroin/fentanyl mix, 12.8 grams of meth, and 1.5 grams of cocaine inside the vehicle occupied Dec. 10 by Goff and two others — including a juvenile from Dayton.

“Through our investigation, we believe he [Goff] was the source of supply for fentanyl,” Baker said Tuesday. Fentanyl-laced heroin is especially dangerous, he said.

The same affidavit refers to a Nov. 4, 2016 “high speed chase” involving the Wilmington Police Department and “Goff along with other associates.”

The chase started in Wilmington and ended near Jamestown in Greene County, the county immediately north of Clinton County.

It is believed that during the pursuit, the vehicle’s occupants disposed of handguns, money and illegal narcotics thought to be methamphetamine.

Bond has been set at $100,000 cash or surety. Assistant Clinton County Prosecutor Lindsey M. Fleissner recently filed a Motion For Speedy Trial.

The names, ages, residences, and charges of other people recently indicted by the local grand jury are provided below. The alleged criminal activities all reportedly occurred in Clinton County.

• Tanya N. Howard, 35, formerly of Wilmington, was indicted with two counts of corrupting another with drugs, one count of possessing heroin, aggravated possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, trafficking heroin, aggravated trafficking in heroin, two counts of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, five counts of theft from a person in a protected class, two counts of petty theft, four counts of theft, and one count of forgery.

• Amanda D. Garen, 26, of Midland, was indicted with aggravated assault and assault.

• Gregory M. Bowser, 45, of Clarksville, was indicted with domestic violence.

• Sandra Lee Hammond (also known as Sandra Caudill), 56, of Sabina, was indicted with aggravated possession of drugs and possessing drug paraphernalia.

• Amber Lynn Nickell, 27, of Wilmington, was indicted with trespassing in a habitation when a person is likely to be present, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and petty theft.

• Venetta M. Herres, 34, of Sabina, was indicted with illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs.

• Dashawn Markeith Goings, 24, whose address is listed as at-large, was indicted with aggravated robbery and felonious assault.

• Orlando Borreo Pagan, 58, of Wilmington, was indicted with burglary, aggravated trespass, aggravated menacing, and domestic violence.

• John Dustin Fields, 31, of Wilmington, was indicted with burglary, grand theft, petty theft, and weapons while under disability.

• Denver L. Melampy, 37, of Midland, was indicted with two counts of receiving stolen property.

• Jeffrey A. Mills, 33, of Columbus, was indicted with breaking and entering, and grand theft.

• Emmet L. Neer, 64, of Wilmington, was indicted with two counts of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, one count of theft from a person in a protected class, petty theft, receiving stolen property, and forgery.

• Jessica R. Sanchez, 40, of Wilmington, was indicted with receiving stolen property, forgery, and theft.

• Michael Eugene Reeder, 35, of Wilmington, was indicted with receiving stolen property, forgery, and theft.

• Rebecca M. Martin, 37, of Blanchester, was indicted with seven counts of receiving stolen property, three counts of perjury, and three counts of tampering with evidence.

• Jeromy L. Clark, 34, of Wilmington, was indicted with failing to appear.

• Amber M. Gross, 24, of Wilmington, was indicted with failing to appear.

• Brooke Conley, 21, of Leesburg, was indicted with failing to appear.

• Brady T. Yaden, 20, of Wilmington, was indicted with failing to appear. He has already pled guilty to this charge, plus he pled guilty to the original charge of theft from a protected class. Yaden will be sentenced in mid-April.

• Michael J. Moubray, 28, of Clarksville, was indicted with improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, aggravated menacing, and domestic violence.

• Erica Jean Johnson, 39, of Wilmington, was indicted with aggravated possession of drugs.

• Marc Burch, 25, of New Vienna, was indicted with grand theft, two counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and one count of petty theft.

• Amberly D. Miller, 27, of Mount Orab, was indicted with grand theft, two counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and one count of petty theft.

• Levi Michael Hollingsworth, 27, of Wilmington, was indicted with possessing L.S.D.

• James E. Arnett, 37, of Jamestown, was indicted with aggravated possession of drugs.

• Robert “Robbie” J. Anderson, 40, of Lynchburg, was indicted with forgery, and petty theft.

• Christian A. Blount, 20, of Goshen, was indicted with aggravated vehicular assault, and operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

• Trisha A. Yeager, 28, of Sabina, was indicted with escape.

• David A. Zitney, 50, of Springfield, was indicted with grand theft, and three counts of receiving stolen property.

• Cori A. Moore, 21, of Lebanon, Ohio, was indicted with theft of drugs, and aggravated possession of drugs.

• John Barnthouse, 39, of Wilmington, was indicted with two counts of theft from a person in a protected class.

• Jason T. Brunk, 24, of Wilmington, was indicted with notice of change of address, school or place of employment.

• Amber Lynn Nickell, 27, of Wilmington, was indicted with tampering with evidence, and obstructing official business.

• Jason Lamar Harris, 34, of Wilmington, was indicted with tampering with evidence.

Reach Gary Huffenberger at 937-556-5768.

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By Gary Huffenberger

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