Suspected drug trafficker indicted in Perry County

A suspected Perry County drug trafficker has been indicted on several counts related to trafficking heroin and oxycodone, among other charges.

Jamie L. Myer, of New Lexington, faces charges of complicity to trafficking in heroin, a first-degree felony with the specification that the defendant is a major drug offender; corrupting another with drugs, aggravated trafficking in oxycodone and deception to obtain dangerous drugs, all second-degree felonies; and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a first-degree felony. If convicted, Myer faces up to 45 years in prison.

According to a news release from the Perry County Sheriff's Office, the indictment is a result of a five-month investigation by sheriff's detectives assigned to the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force. The investigation was concentrated on the trafficking of heroin throughout the greater New Lexington area.

Myer is accused of participating with the sale and distribution of more than 31 ounces of heroin and profiting more than $128,000, according to the sheriff's office. Officials allege that cash would be then used to purchase more drugs with the intent to distribute.

Myer also allegedly deceived her personal physician into prescribing her oxycodone, which she would then sell, according to the sheriff's office. At least one person allegedly became dependent on drugs through Myer's drug sales and required hospitalization after an overdose, officials reported.

The investigation is ongoing.

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