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April 22, 2014, 3:25 pm

Terry Jacobs, left, and Joey Howard, seated, turn themselves in at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon. Both were implicated in a prescription drug ring that dumped over 100,000 pills into the illegal drug trade.

Joshua Morrison/News Terry Jacobs, left, and Joey Howard, seated, turn themselves in at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon. Both were implicated in a prescription drug ring that dumped over 100,000 pills into the illegal drug trade.

 


By News Staff Reporters

MOUNT VERNON — Details of a five-month multi-agency investigation which led to 404 counts in 12 indictments, were released Tuesday morning in a press conference hosted at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

Indictments ranged from aggravated trafficking in drugs to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Of the 12 people indicted, 11 served as “travelers” driving to Florida to obtain prescriptions that were filled in pharmacies from seven states. The pills were then given to Terry Jacobs, who according to Lt. Gary Rohler, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, served as the organizer and one of the two funding agents of the crime ring. The trips were taken over the course of two years.

The group of travelers was responsible for obtaining over 100,000 pills valued at over $1.9 million. Among the pills prescribed were Alprazalam (Xanax), hydrocodone (Vicodin), methadone, Roxicet (Oxycotin), and oxycodone.

Assisting in the investigation were the Ohio Attorney General’s Office Division of Organized Crime, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force, Columbus Division of Police, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Knox County Prosecutor’s Office.

Officials could not comment on whether or not charges would be forthcoming for those issuing the prescriptions.

Read Wednesday’s edition of the News for more information on the investigation.

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Using CVS, Kroger and Walgreen pharmacies in 7 states

The Group
Name # of trips Dates Role
Heather Jacobs N/A N/A Rents cars and hotels
wires money
Terry Jacobs 39 1/11 — 8/13 Funds group
Christopher Matheson 29 1/11 — 8/13 Group founder
Joey Howard 48 1/11 — 2/14 Traveler
Rachel Greer 23 1/11 — 2/14 Traveler
Katrina Climer 31 3/11 — 2/14 Traveler
Marsha Smith 7 6/12 — 1/14 Traveler
Darrel Stumbo Jr. 34 12/11 — 2/14 Traveler
Brent Turner 25 7/11 — 2/14 Traveler
David Yankovich 23 10/11 — 2/14 Traveler
Teresa Manuel 39 1/08 — 1/14 Traveler
Tammy Ingle-Hare 51 1/11 — 2/14 Traveler
Drugs and Money
Drug Number of Pills Street Value
Oxycodone 30 mg 56,963 $1,708,890
Oxycodone 15 mg 8,335 $124,995
Oxycodone 10 mg 420 $14,200
Oxycodone 7.5 mg 1,434 $10,038
Oxycodone 5 mg 557 $2,535
Hydrocodone 10 mg 450 $2,250
Hydrocodone 5 mg 166 $498
Methodone 10 mg 4784 $47,840
Roxicet 5mg 1050 $5,250
Morphine 60mg 476 $14,280
Morphine 30 mg 120 $1,800
Alprazlam 2mg 3232 $16,160
Alprazlam 1 mg 2602 $7,806
Alprazlam .5 mg 3799 $11,397
Alprazlam .25 mg 30 $30

 

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