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12 NE Ohio men indicted in cocaine conspiracy

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CLEVELAND -- Twelve men from Northeast Ohio were indicted on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and related charges, U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach said.

Named in the 27-count indictment are as follows (they live in Cleveland unless otherwise noted): Troy Williams, 43, of Willoughby Hills; Jason Phillips, 34; Joseph Phillips, 39, of Brooklyn; Anthony Evans, 45; Louis Roberto, 33; Relan Derby, 39, of Euclid; Jack Houchens Jr., 53; Jose Antonio Gonzales II, 20; Vaughn Moore, 52; Michael Bergant, 52, of Mentor; David Bergant, 56, and Lamont Thomas, 41.

Jason and Joseph Phillips obtained multi-kilogram shipments of cocaine from Derby and Williams.

All the men charged then arranged for or assisted in the redistribution of the cocaine in the Northern District of Ohio and elsewhere, according to the indictment.

The conspiracy took place between 2010 and the present, according to the indictment.

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