12 indicted in Clermont County marijuana bust

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The indicted defendants and their charges are:

  • Bryan Fester, Clermont County, trafficking in marijuana, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, money laundering and possession of marijuana.
  • Dylan Curless, Clermont County, trafficking in marijuana, possessing criminal tools and possessing a defaced firearm.
  • Cynthia Fester, Clermont County, trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, money laundering and possessing criminal tools.
  • Zachery Fester, Hamilton County, trafficking in marijuana and possession of marihuana.
  • Kirsten Heinrich, Clermont County, possession of marijuana.
  • Kendall Hollis, Clermont County, trafficking in marijuana and possession of marijuana.
  • Linda Malin, Clermont County, permitting drug abuse.
  • Joshua Plummer, Hamilton County, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, money laundering, possessing criminal tools and illegal assembly of chemicals for manufacture of drugs.
  • Andrew Waters, Clermont County, trafficking in marijuana (two counts).
  • Michael Ly, Butler County, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, money laundering, conspiracy to trafficking marijuana and possession of criminal tools (warrant to arrest).
  • Nhat Ly, Campbell County, Kentucky, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, trafficking in marijuana, money laundering and possessing criminal tools (warrant to arrest).
  • Ung Ken Ly, Oakland, California, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, two counts of trafficking in marijuana, two counts of possession of marijuana, money laundering and possessing criminal tools (warrant to arrest).

Throughout the investigation, 42 search warrants were served. Authorities identified several businesses used to launder money, including The Pacific Kitchen, Montgomery; MZ & NL, LLC, Cincinnati; CWPR, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania; Ashlee’s Chicken, Cincinnati; and Timmy’s Wok, Hamilton, among other, according to the press release.

The defendants collectively gambled more than $100 million at Jack Casino, the release states.

The investigation is ongoing and more indictments are expected, according to the press release.

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