Englewood woman among 11 indicted


Nuisance abatement complaint filed seeking to close The Harem

Staff Report



Mat Heck


DAYTON – Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. announced Friday that 11 defendants have been indicted for criminal activity occurring at The Harem, 5825 North Dixie Drive, Harrison Township.

In addition, a Nuisance Abatement Complaint and Motion for Temporary Injunction has been filed by the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office seeking to have The Harem closed as a public nuisance.

Between January 2017 and September 2017, an extensive investigation was conducted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol into illegal activity occurring at this location, including prostitution, drug trafficking, and illegal use of food stamps. Undercover agents witnessed multiple liquor violations, prostitution, and felony drug trafficking, including Marijuana, Methamphetamines, Heroin, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Carfentanil, and Oxycodone.

Yesterday, September 28, indictments and arrest warrants for the 11 defendants:

Samantha Clay, 29, of Dayton:

• 9 counts of Trafficking in Cocaine

• 8 counts of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs (Carfentanil & Methamphetamine)

• 1 count of Trafficking in Heroin

• 6 counts of Illegal Use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance or WIC Benefits

• 8 counts of Illegal Sexual Activity in a Sexually Oriented Business

• 1 count Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity

Samantha Childers, 30, of Dayton:

• 2 counts of Trafficking in Heroin

• 2 counts of Trafficking in Cocaine

• 1 count of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs (Carfentanil)

• 2 counts of Illegal Use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance or WIC Benefits

• 1 count of Possession of Heroin

• 1 count of Possession of Cocaine

• 1 count Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Fentanyl)

• 5 counts of Illegal Sexual Activity in a Sexually Oriented Business

Kayla Olivia Hatton, 21, of Dayton:

• 2 counts of Trafficking in Cocaine

• 1 count of Trafficking in Marijuana

• 6 counts of Illegal Sexual Activity in a Sexually Oriented Business

Anna Barnes, 26, of Middletown:

• 2 counts Trafficking in Marijuana

• 2 counts Illegal Sexual Activity in a Sexually Oriented Business

Sarah Barnes, 27, of Piqua:

• 1 count Trafficking in Marijuana

• 1 count Illegal Sexual Activity in a Sexually Oriented Business

Melvin Bibbs, 58, of Dayton:

• 4 counts Trafficking in Marijuana

Vanessa Graham (aka Vanessa Schrider), 29, of Englewood:

• 1 count Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs (Oxycodone)

• 2 counts Illegal Sexual Activity in a Sexually Oriented Business

Ryan Perry, 22, of Tipp City:

• 1 count of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs (Oxycodone)

Ciera Chastain, 24, of Dayton:

• 1 count Trafficking in Cocaine

• 3 counts of Illegal Sexual Activity in a Sexually Oriented Business

Jennifer Rowland, 22, of Springfield:

• 1 count Trafficking in Cocaine

• 1 count Illegal Sexual Activity in a Sexually Oriented Business

Aaron Crenshaw, 29, of Dayton:

• 3 counts Trafficking in Cocaine

• 1 count Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs (methamphetamines)

• 2 counts Illegal Use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance or WIC Benefits

• 1 count Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity

Five of the 11 defendants were arrested and are currently in custody in the Montgomery County Jail.

In addition to the indictments, a Nuisance Abatement complaint and Motion for a Temporary Injunction were filed by the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office in Common Pleas Court. The prosecutor’s office successfully petitioned the court to issue a restraining order closing the business until a hearing can be held on the complaint and motion for an injunction. A hearing must be held within 10 days. We are seeking two judgements – a permanent injunction barring illegal activity taking place at the business, and a temporary injunction closing the business for one year.

During the hearing, evidence will be presented that the owners of The Harem had knowledge of and/or acquiesced to the illegal activity taking place there and took no action to stop the continued crimes.

“The residents of Harrison Township deserve to live in a community free from illegal drug activity and prostitution,” said Mat Heck, county prosecutor. “We have previously closed numerous nuisance properties, including the Parkway Inn, the North Plaza Inn, two apartments on Nottingham Road, and a house on Boulder Avenue. I understand the concern and frustration that the residents have with the continued operation of these “businesses” and the negative affect they have on the community. I want to assure everyone that we are working to clean up this area. Obtaining an order closing a business is not an easy process. The law requires that we have sufficient documentation to show that the continued operation of the property is a public nuisance and the property owners are aware of the problems and have not adequately addressed it.”

The defendants are scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday, October 12 at 8:30 am.

Mat Heck
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Nuisance abatement complaint filed seeking to close The Harem

Staff Report

Reach the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office at: (937) 225-5757. General Information available at: info@mcpo.com

Reach the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office at: (937) 225-5757. General Information available at: info@mcpo.com