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.