AG: Drug ring used mail to send pot, cocaine

Pictured: Graydon Graham and Dean Graham, the alleged ringleaders of a 'drugs by mail' scheme that operated from California to Venango County, Pennsylvania. According to the Attorney General Kathleen Kane, agents believed that at least one kilo of cocaine and hundreds of pounds of marijuana were sent from California back to Pennsylvania through the USPS.
February 24, 2014 8:04:28 AM PST
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office announced the arrest of 18 people who are accused of using the United States Postal Service in a cross-country drug trafficking operation.

Investigators say the ringleaders were Dean Graham and Graydon Graham, both of whom lived in California but were formerly from Franklin, Pa. in Venango County.

The pair allegedly sent marijuana and cocaine to one of the accused, David Reed, back in Franklin, Pa.

From there, investigators say, Reed enlisted the help of family and friends to distribute the drugs throughout Venango County.

According to the Attorney General Kathleen Kane, agents believed that at least one kilo of cocaine and hundreds of pounds of marijuana were sent from California back to Pennsylvania through the USPS.

"Drug trafficking organizations know no geographic boundaries; neither should law enforcement," Kane said in a news release issued by her office on Friday.

Those accused are:

Graydon Graham, 40, 22100 Victory Blvd, Apt. D312, Woodland Hills, CA, is charged with three counts of corrupt organizations, one count of conspiracy, one count of delivery of marijuana/cocaine and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Dean Graham, 68, 20560 Ventura Blvd., Building 1, Apt. 111, Woodland Hills, CA, is charged with three counts of corrupt organizations, one count of conspiracy, one count of delivery of marijuana/cocaine, one count of delivery of cocaine, one count of delivery of marijuana and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Gary Graham, 20, 20524 Ventura Blvd., Building 6, Apt. 217, Woodland Hills, CA, is charged with three counts of corrupt organizations, one count of conspiracy, one count of delivery of marijuana/cocaine, one count of delivery of cocaine, one count of delivery of marijuana and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Matthew Graham, 20, 20524 Ventura Blvd., Building 6, Apt. 217, Woodland Hills, CA, is charged with three counts of corrupt organizations, one count of conspiracy, one count of delivery of marijuana/cocaine, one count of delivery of cocaine, one count of delivery of marijuana and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

David Reed, 25, 2347 Bredinsburg Road, Franklin, Venango County, is charged with three counts of corrupt organizations, three counts of delivery of cocaine, two counts of delivery of heroin, two counts of delivery of marijuana, one count of conspiracy and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Matthew Nulph, 22, 729 Elk St., Franklin, Venango County, is charged with three counts of corrupt organizations, one count of conspiracy and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kyle Nulph, 25, 729 Elk St., Franklin, Venango County, is charged with two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of conspiracy and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hillary Sanford, 30, 212 East 4th St., Oil City, Venango County, is charged with three counts of corrupt organizations and three counts of conspiracy.

James Murray, 27, 212 East 4th St., Oil City, Venango County, is charged with three counts of corrupt organizations and three counts of conspiracy.

Michael Shannon Prahl, 31, 2347 Bredinsburg Road, Franklin, Venango County, is charged with three counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal conspiracy, one count of delivery of cocaine, one count of possession of marijuana and one count of delivery of marijuana.

Caleb Boocks, 19, 605 Upper Sage St., Oil City, Venango County, is charged with two counts of possession of marijuana and one count of possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia.

Timothy Seeley, 41, 9 Crestview Ave., Suite 2, Franklin, Venango County, is charged with one count of criminal attempt and one count of possession of marijuana.

Stephen Graham, 21, 2880 Wallaceville Road, Titusville, Crawford County, is charged with one count of possession of marijuana and one count of possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia.

Joshua Young, 21, 419 Cooperstown Road, Cooperstown, Venango County, is charged with one count of criminal attempt and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Michael Grinnell, 37, 46 Hamburg Road, Greenville, Mercer County, is charged with two counts of possession of marijuana.

Evan Grinnell, 32, 46 Hamburg Road, Greenville, Mercer County, is charged with one count of possession of marijuana.

Brad Bell, 33, 556 Neshannock Road, Apt. Suite B, Hermitage, Mercer County, is charged with one count of possession of marijuana and one count of possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia.

Kyle Conn, 24, 630 10th St., Franklin, Venango County, is charged with three counts of corrupt organizations, one count of conspiracy, one count of delivery of marijuana and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.


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