Taryn Fulton (Provided by the Clermont County Sheriff's Office)
BATAVIA TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -
A 37-year-old man accused of being a major distributor of cocaine and pills in the area faced a judge Friday.
Bond for Taryn Fulton was set at $250,000. He was taken into custody after a Clermont County grand jury handed down a 12-count indictment Thursday.
He's accused of distributing prescription medications and cocaine from Detroit throughout Clermont County and surrounding areas. according to the Clermont County Sheriff's Office.
Fulton was indicted on nine counts of trafficking in drugs, two counts of possession of drugs, and one count of engaging in corrupt activities.
The indictments came following a four-month-long investigation by the Clermont County Narcotics Unit.
The case led drug agents to Detroit, Michigan. That's where, they said, Fulton was getting the narcotics he was selling in Clermont County.
Authorities recovered 256 grams of cocaine valued at $10,000 and $1,500 worth of prescription pills, sheriff's officials said.
Two search warrants also were conducted at residences connected to Fulton.
Agents confiscated a 2014 Dodge Challenger, a 1999 Ferrari and a Ducati motorcycle.
Fulton has prior drug convictions from both Butler and Hamilton counties and is being charged as a major drug offender. If convicted, that could add an additional 11 years to his prison sentence, sheriff's officials said.
The investigation remains ongoing with additional arrests of co-conspirators anticipated.