DAYTON, Ohio — Jermaine Treadwell, 31, of Centerville was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 57 months in prison for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. The FBI’s Southern Ohio Street Safety Task Force, a multi-jurisdictional agency that includes the FBI, Dayton Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and Trotwood Police Department , investigated Treadwell.

According to court documents, in May 2021, law enforcement conducted a court-sanctioned search of Treadwell’s Centerville residence — a residence he shared with his girlfriend and three children. Officers found over 13 grams of cocaine, a scale, drug cutters, approximately $17,000, ammunition and several loaded firearms, and a key to a storage unit. Law enforcement searched the storage unit and discovered $60,000, a scale containing drug residue, cutting agents and a one-kilogram hydraulic press with metal molds containing fentanyl residue .

“His actions helped continue the cycle of addiction in his own community,” said Kenneth L. Parker, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. “The presence of children in this environment exposes another generation to the specter of addiction.”

Treadwell pleaded guilty on October 14, 2021 to possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

J. William Rivers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division, Montgomery County Sheriff Rob Streck, Dayton Police Chief Kamran Afzal, and Trotwood Police Chief Erik Wilson, joined Mr. Parker to announce the sentencing. U.S. Senior District Judge Walter H. Rice imposed the sentence on July 14. Assistant United States Attorney Ryan A. Saunders represented the United States in this case.

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