Four indicted for trafficking in drugs

EATON — Four people were indicted earlier this month on charges related to drug trafficking. Two were recently arrested, while two others are being sought.

A Preble County grand jury indicted the four individuals on Aug. 7, after detectives conducted a drug investigation into the trafficking of methamphetamine and heroin in Eaton, according to Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson.

Two of the suspects have been located and arrested on the charges. Two more had not yet been arrested at press time.

Nicholas B. Knaff, 34, of Eaton, was indicted and arrested on charges including two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, third-degree felonies and two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, fifth-degree felonies.

According to Simpson, each of the offenses occurred within 1,000 feet of a school. Knaff is accused of selling methamphetamine during undercover buys, Simpson reported. He was arrested on Aug. 8, and appeared in Preble County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday, Aug. 9. Knaff was released on his own recognizance by the court, according to Simpson.

Cheyla Woolums, 20, also of Eaton, was indicted and arrested on charges including one count of trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and one count possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. She is accused of selling heroin during undercover buys. Woolums was already incarcerated in the Preble County Jail at the time of the indictment on drug related charges, Simpson said.

Detectives are in the progress of locating two additional suspects in this investigation.

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By Eddie Mowen Jr.

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