According to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department, seven drug traffickers were indicted last week for their role in distributing drugs in the New Richmond area.
According to Chief Deputy Rick Combs, undercover agents from the sheriff’s department were able to purchase 32 pounds of marijuana from the drug traffickers, as well as 15 grams of crack cocaine. In all, the total value of the drugs purchased was $47,000.
Information from village residents and leaders led to the operation, after some suspicious activity was reported.
In all, the investigation has consumed several months of effort on the part of the drug unit at the sheriff’s department, and more information is being gathered. Anyone with information about possible drug activity is encouraged to call and report it at (513) 625-2806.
Indicted were William Stamm, Teresa Stamm, Miguel Rivera, Shannon Rivera, Nelly Babcock, Jarmaine Hersey and Lynn Dailey.
Babcock, Hersey and Dailey are still at large and being sought by the authorities.
The Clermont County Narcotics Unit, responsible for the investigation and arrests, is composed of members of the Clermont County Sheriff's Department, the Union Township Police, the Miami Township Police and the City of Milford Police.