|Michigan duo indicted for drug trafficking & money laundering|
|Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Staff Writer|
|Monday, 17 June 2013 08:41|
Two Michigan residents are facing numerous counts relating to drug trafficking and money laundering. The duo were indicted as co-defendants by a Wood County grand jury on June 5.
Dontay Jamall Harris, 26, of Hazel Park, Mich., and Kayla Renae Sawka, 18, of Southfield, Mich., are charged as co-defendants in regard to what began as an April 26 incident on Ohio 582 in Bowling Green, after they were stopped by an officer of Ohio Highway Patrol. Additional charges list a March 4 date. Harris has 10 charges while Sawka is facing eight felonies.
Both are charged with money laundering, two counts of possessing criminal tools, one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, one count of trafficking in drugs, two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count of drug possession.
Harris was also indicted for identity fraud and tampering with evidence.
The charges also include the possible forfeiture of $14,784 in cash which is being considered contraband, also included for possible forfeiture are three cell phones, a digital scale, four pipes and a glass bong.
The trafficking charges include drugs equaling at least five times the bulk amount.
The most serious charges are the aggravated trafficking and aggravated possession charges which are second-degree felonies; most of the other charges are third-degree felonies. The possessing criminal tools counts are fifth-degree offenses, as is Harris' charge of identity fraud.
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