March 01, 2017
Contact: Special Agent Cheryl Davis
Phone Number: (313) 234-4000
Six Indicted In Large Ohio Drug Conspiracy
17 Kilograms of Cocaine and $511,000 Seized
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Law enforcement officials announced today that six people were indicted in federal court for their roles in a drug conspiracy that resulted in the seizure of 17 kilograms of cocaine and more than $500,000 in cash.
Named in the seven-count indictment are: Marty V. McCaulley, 42, of Lyndhurst, OH; Carl D. Penny, 50, of Oldsmar, Florida; Adolfo Maya Magadan, 58, of Glenn Heights, Texas; Renee Ballin Serna, 24, of Chicago, IL; Omar S. Williams, 41, of South Euclid, OH; and Paul V. Cramer, 44, of Willowick, OH.
All six are charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine. McCaulley and Williams face the additional charge of being felons in possession of firearms.
According to the indictment, Texas resident Magadan brought cocaine to Ohio and Serna sold the cocaine to McCaulley for further distribution. On February 3, 2017, McCaulley met with Serna at a hotel in Willoughby Hills, Ohio, and provided him with $110,000 in cash. Magadan then gave six kilograms of cocaine to Serna, who provided the drugs to McCaulley. McCaulley then provided one kilogram of cocaine to Cramer.
McCaulley and Serna also met with Carl Penny at an apartment in Willoughby Hills, where Penny had in his possession digital scales, plastic bags, rubber bands and $103,100 in cash.
According to the indictment, on February 4, 2017, Williams had nearly eight kilograms of cocaine and $210,041 in cash in his possession at a residence in South Euclid, Ohio.
Prosecutors are seeking for forfeit $511,734 in cash, four firearms and a 2011 Jeep Wrangler seized during the investigation.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’(DEA) Special Agent in Charge Timothy J. Plancon said: “The seizure of 17 kilograms of cocaine and over half a million dollars from this group indicates that they were part of a large, multi-state conspiracy. Putting an end to their activities makes everyone in the region a little bit safer. The success of the investigation up to this point has been made possible thanks to the significant cooperation among all of our law enforcement partners.”
“The amount of cocaine, cash and guns taken off this group is remarkable,” U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon said. “It demonstrates they were serious drug traffickers, but law enforcement from across Northeast Ohio was able to work together to stop them.”
“Through the combined efforts, hard work and dedication of agents from the Medina County Drug Task Force, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Cleveland DEA, what began as a 'community impact' investigation centered on Medina County evolved into an investigation of a much larger scale,” said Gary Hubbard, director of the Medina County Drug Task Force. “Each of the investigators involved worked countless hours to bring this investigation to a successful resolution. The impact on Medina County and all of northeastern Ohio will be significant.”
This case was investigated by the DEA, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Medina County Drug Task Force and the Ohio State Highway Patrol with assistance from members of the Lake County Narcotics Agency, Cuyahoga Sheriff’s Office, Cleveland Heights Police Department, Cleveland Division of Police, Lorain County Drug Task Force, Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office, and Customs and Border Protection. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Henry F. DeBaggis.