10 people indicted for bringing crystal meth to Ohio from California

Crystal meth (File photo)

CLEVELAND, OH (WCMH) —  Ten people were indicted on 20 counts, today, for allegedly bringing in large shipments of crystal methamphetamine from California to Ohio.

Hector Sabino Gonzales, 36, of Los Angeles; Carlos Elias, 33, and Lisa Elias, 36, both of Massillon; Jance Randolph, 33, of Canton; Michael Mack, 39, of Akron; Nikki Greenwood, 37, of New Philadelphia; Richard Stewart, 57, of Akron; Robert Willham, 45, of Medina; Steven Petit, 35, of Akron, and Wilmer Martinez, 25, of Painesville were all named in the indictment.

According to law enforcement, Carlos Elias received large shipments of meth from Gonzales between June 2015 and March 2016. Court documents showed that shipments of meth were then sent to homes in Akron, New Philadelphia, Painesville and others.

According to court documents, the Elias’s then had Martinez, Mack, Greenwood, Willham, Stewart, Randolph and others to distribute the meth.

The Elias’s also face charges for distribution of heroin. Stewart is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

If convicted, those indicted will be sentence based on the court’s review of the federal sentencing guidelines and factors unique to the case, including any defendant’s prior criminal record, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation.

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