TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Eight more local residents have been charged in a drug trafficking ring federal prosecutors say distributed meth, cocaine, and MDMA (ecstasy) throughout the north-central Florida Panhandle between 2018 and 2019.
The U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Florida says a federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment, charging eight additional defendants with federal drug trafficking offenses.
The indictment follows an investigation that resulted in charges against 12 other defendants for offenses stemming from a long-term investigation into drug trafficking throughout the Florida Panhandle .
"It's unfortunate that we had to address something like this in our county, but it's reality," said Sheriff Roberts with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.
The newly charged defendants are:
• Otis Goulds, 58, of Chattahoochee, Florida;
• Savanna Price, 20, of Marianna, Florida;
• Travis Smith, 37, of Malone, Florida;
• Charles Randolph Corbin, 46, of Blountstown, Florida;
• Justin Cribley, 36, of Chattahoochee, Florida;
• Zanntayfey Yohoun Bennett, 35, of Quincy, Florida;
• Jeremy Williams, 29, of Greenwood, Florida;
• Tanya Henry, 41, of Grand Ridge, Florida
If convicted, the eight new defendants face penalties ranging up to and including life imprisonment and fines up to $20 million.