George Hiotis

Sheriff Barker: Major Drug Trafficker Charged

by George Hiotis on February 22, 2016 at 5:04 am

Perry County Sheriff William Barker says a major drug trafficker has been indicted on multiple charges. The Sheriff says 40-year-old Jamie Myer of New Lexington was charged after a five month investigation that included the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force. Barker says the investigation centered on trafficking heroin throughout the greater New Lexington and Perry County area. Barker says Myer is accused of participating with the sale and distribution of over 31 ounces of heroin and profiting over 128-thousand dollar in cash which was used to buy more drugs with the intent to distribute. Detectives further allege that Myer deceived her doctor into prescribing over 1200 doses of Oxycodone which she admitted was sold and the proceeds used for the purchase of heroin. Myer’s charges include complicity to trafficking in heroin, corrupting another with drugs, aggravated trafficking, deception to obtain dangerous drugs and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. She remains in the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville. If convicted she faces 45 years in prison.