11 charged in massive drug, money-laundering conspiracy

By Kevin Grasha

Among the 11 people from the Cincinnati-area charged in a drug and money-laundering conspiracy, is a man who prosecutors say used a Green Township home to distribute drugs.

Prosecutors say the conspiracy involved the distribution of fentanyl, ketamine, cocaine and heroin.

A federal indictment unsealed Monday says one of the defendants, 33-year-old Ricardo Campbell, used a home on Silverpointe Drive in Green Tonwship to distribute drugs.

The indictment says 16 other homes or properties were likely purchased with drug proceeds or through other illicit means. They were located throughout the city, as well as in Fairfield and West Chester.

In addition to Campbell, the others charged are: Keiron Ashurst, 53; Teron Campbell, 26; Vernon Coffee, 51; Derwin Gadson, 22; Shanda Green, 39; Jeronda Kelley, 36; John T. Moore Jr., 33; Timothy Mosely, 34; Patricia O’Neal, 37; and Ronnie Parrott, 33

Gadson and Parrott have not yet been arrested, officials said.

Moore, who owned and operated construction and real estate companies, bought four of the properties by allegedly defrauding mortgage lenders, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

He is accused of falsifying bank statements and overstating the value of other properties he claimed to own, the news release said.

Moore, Green and Kelley are accused of structuring financial transactions to evade taxes as well as money laundering. Officials say that in 2016 the trio made cash deposits of various amounts, ultimately totaling $270,000, into seven bank accounts.

In little over a month last year, prosecutors say they deposited more than $230,000 into various accounts.