5 federally indicted on fentanyl or carfentanil charges in 2 cases

Five men have been indicted in Dayton’s U.S. District Court on fentanyl or carfentanil charges in two separate cases, according to court records.

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Neal Williams was indicted on three charges of trafficking more than 400 grams of fentanyl and Brandon Belcher was indicted on two counts in one case.

A confidential source identified Williams as a trafficker of large amounts of fentanyl, according to an affidavit by a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agent.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office’s Regional Agencies Narcotics and Guns Enforcement (RANGE) task force identified 4100 W. Second St. as an address from which Williams allegedly dealt fentanyl.

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The source set up a purchase of fentanyl from Williams, the affidavit alleged. According to the complaint, during a traffic stop of a 2010 silver Lincoln MKZ for a window tint violation, a K-9 alerted to suspected marijuana and police found a baggie of fentanyl in Williams’ right sock.

Belcher allegedly ran to the basement of the West Second Street residence when law enforcement was executing a search warrant. The agent wrote that officers found more than 400 grams of suspected fentanyl, a 9 mm pistol, a rifle and a small digital scale.

Williams is being detained without bond while Belcher was released on his own recognizance. They both have preliminary hearings scheduled for June 22.

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In the other case, Francisco Anguiano-Ruiz, Raymundo Romero and William Johnson were indicted on two counts each of attempting to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl.

On May 31, an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper stopped a vehicle traveling on Interstate 675 for only having one working brake light, according to a different HSI special agent.

The complaint said the driver Romero had no valid driver’s license and that Johnson had an active warrant for his arrest. A sheriff’s deputy determined that “a bag in the vehicle contained four large packages which appeared to be several kilograms of controlled substances.”

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Both men allegedly said they left an address in Fairborn with “fetty”to transport the drug to others for distribution. “Frankie” Anguiano — who was working as a cook in Miamisburg — was identified as the person who received the fentanyl shipment.

A search of Anguiano’s Dayton address turned up a half-pound of marijuana and a prepaid flip-phone.

Anguiano, Romero and Johnson all were ordered to be detained without bond and are scheduled in court Friday for a preliminary hearing.

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