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Six indicted in Linden-area human and drug trafficking ring

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Six members of a Linden-area drug and human trafficking ring face dozens of felony charges after a Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force investigation.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost's office said in a release on Tuesday that Timotheus Graham led the enterprise, which used violence to coerce victims.

Graham was indicted on 26 felony counts, including compelling and promoting prostitution, drug trafficking, money laundering, and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

The grand jury also indicted Jessica "Jay" Lyles on four felony counts, Denna "Phatty" Mundy on eight counts, Sandra Carroll on three counts, Roxy Porter on seven counts and Mynika Winters on two counts.

Porter and Mundy remain at large.

A Franklin County grand jury returned the indictments on April 24.

Mark Ferenchik is news director at WOSU 89.7 NPR News.