Canal Winchester Man Pleads Guilty In Drug Operation

A Canal Winchester man pleaded guilty to conspiracy, and money laundering in a federal court on Friday.

William Totten, 52, admitted he was responsible for distributing more than five kilograms of cocaine in Central Ohio, according to court documents.

Totten and four other people were charged in January 2014.

According to court documents, Totten was using a home in Columbus and his home in Canal Winchester to store narcotics, and to conduct drug transactions.

During a warrant conducted at Totten’s house on December 6, 2013, investigators reported finding 10 plastic wrappers, each containing cocaine powder concealed in the basement. Investigators also reported finding cocaine and kilogram-sized wrappers with residue.

The four other people involved in the case have already pleaded guilty. They are as follows:

  • Andre Broom, 47, Columbus
  • Christafer L. Jackson, 31, Pickerington
  • Donald A. Jordan, 51, Columbus
  • Lawrence G. Beavers, 46, Springfield

Broom was sentenced on August 19 to 36 months in prison. The others are awaiting sentencing.

Totten forfeited the proceeds of the drug activity, according to the court. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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