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Pickaway County Sheriff Arrests on Operation “Ice Up”

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PICKAWAY – There was a conception to do this, then we all met at the US23 Task Force meeting and we decided to do the investigation the way we wanted to. We wanted to do a long term investigation in order to have charges that would be signifigant to put these people behind bars for a long time, said Sheriff Radcliff, “remember we helped in the city on the Crosby case and those people are still behind bars. Now we are not dealing with them anymore, but theres always someone willing to take their place, but if we can make it uncomfortable for them to operate in our counties with long term jail time WHEN they get caught. When you look at the charges on these indivduals that have been charged with major felonies that will have long term consequences.”

Here is the Pickaway County Sheriff Press release. 

According to Pickaway County Sheriff Robert B. Radcliff, the US 23 Major Crimes Task Force, the Ross County Sheriff’s Office, the Fayette County Sheriff’s, BCI, Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission and his office have conducted a long-term investigation into two separate Drug Trafficking Organizations in Pickaway County. Also involved in the case was the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU).

The investigation focused on narcotics being trafficked and stolen firearms being sold.

This in-depth investigation led to Grand Jury Indictments of 20 people. Of the 20 people indicted there were 11 people linked to one Drug Trafficking Organization, 3 people linked another Drug Trafficking Organization, and 6 other people that received Grand Jury Indictments. In the 11-person Drug Trafficking Organization the Grand Jury handed down a 60-count indictment including various charges of: Engaging In a Pattern of Corrupt Activity Felony of the 1st degree, Trafficking in Drugs Schedule II, Felonies of the 1st degree, Possession Of Drugs Schedule II. Felonies of the 1st degree and Theft a Felony of the 5th degree. In the 3-person Drug Trafficking Organization the Pickaway County Grand Jury handed down a 14-count indictment including various charges of: Engaging In a Pattern of Corrupt Activity Felony of the 1st degree, Trafficking in Drugs Schedule II, Felonies of the 1st degree and Possession of Drugs Felonies of the 1st degree.

The 6 other people who were involved in this case received Grand Jury Indictments including various charges of: Trafficking in Drugs Schedule II, Felonies of the 1st degree, Possession of Drugs Schedule II, Felonies of the 1st degree and Receiving Stolen Property, a Firearm, which is a Felony of the 4th degree.

The following people were included in the 11-person Drug Trafficking Organization:

James T. Ramey – 54 years old, Stoutsville, Ohio
Nancy E. Crabtree – 54 years old, Stoutsville, Ohio
Stacey A. Bush – 50 years old, Amanda, Ohio
Trevor P.H. Bush – 21 years old, Lancaster, Ohio
Raheem C. Willoughby – 27 years old, Columbus, Ohio
Isaac A. Fair – 22 years old, Ashville, Ohio
Samuel P. Schlimpf – 42 years old, Circleville, Ohio
Tommy R. Davis – 35 years old, Amanda, Ohio
Virgil L. Greeno – 54 years old, Stoutsville, Ohio
Kevin C. Pennington – 38 years old, Tarlton, Ohio
Amy J. Rowland – 43 years old, Tarlton, Ohio

The following people were included in the 3-person Drug Trafficking Organization:

John L. Kolle – 47 years old, Columbus, Ohio
James P. Shea – 51 years old, Chillicothe, Ohio
Brittany A. Smith – 30 years old, Chillicothe, Ohio

The following people are the people who received Grand Jury Indictments that were not in the Drug Trafficking Organizations:

Buddy L. Stepp – 38 years old, Circleville, Ohio
Christopher M. Rogers – 33 years old, Newark, Ohio
Hilary R. Tackett – 34 years old, Circleville, Ohio
Kyle M. Boyer – 31 years old, Kingston, Ohio
Brian Lawson – 32 years old, Wellston, Ohio
Jeffrey J. Fowler – 33 years old, Circleville, Ohio

In this 8-month long investigation there were over 58 Ounces of methamphetamine seized and 4 stolen firearms seized.

In closing Sheriff Radcliff would like to thank the agents assigned to the US 23 Major Crimes Task Force who assisted in this investigation, Judy C. Wolford – Pickaway County Prosecutor’s Office, Sheriff George W. Lavender Jr. – Ross County Sheriff’s Office, Jeff C. Marks – Ross County Prosecutor’s Office, Sheriff Vernon P. Stanforth – Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Jess C. Weade – Fayette County Prosecutor’s Office and BCI’s Criminal Intelligence Unit for their countless hours of work they have devoted to this case.

Sheriff Radcliff would like to continue to encourage the citizens of Pickaway County to report any form of drug activity to his office at (800) 472-6033 or the drug tip line tips@pickawaysheriff.com.