Charges against an additional five defendants have been unsealed following a recent large-scale drug eradication effort in the Greenfield area.

As previously reported, the Greenfield Police Department in conjunction with Investigator Randy Sanders of the Highland County Prosecutor's Office executed a number of drug-related arrests in Greenfield Tuesday, June 16. The investigation and arrests followed the grand jury indictments that week of 30 people on drug-related charges, mostly dealing with the illegal manufacturing and sale of methamphetamines.

These drug busts in Greenfield were the first large-scale arrests in Highland County since October 2015, according to Highland County Prosecutor Anneka Collins.

As of Monday, July 20, a 29-count indictment naming four defendants charged either jointly or separately, along with a 16-count indictment against a Greenfield man, have been unsealed in addition to those already reported.

Charged in the 29-count indictment are Kaleb Earl Landrum, 29, Miko Rae Turner, 31, and Desarai Griffith, 27, all of Greenfield, and Talena S. Spoerl, 41, of Leesburg.

Spoerl is facing 13 charges in this case, including:

• One count of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine in the vicinity of a school, a second-degree felony;

• Three counts of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine in the vicinity of a school, a third-degree felony;

• One count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a third-degree felony;

• Trafficking in heroin in the vicinity of a school, a fourth-degree felony;

• Three counts of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony;

• Two counts of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony;

• Trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony; and

• A forfeiture specification for a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier “due to its instrumentally in the commission or facilitation of the offense.”

It is alleged that the incidents in Spoerl’s case occurred in January, February and March 2020.

Landrum has been charged with 12 counts, including:

• Two counts of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine in the vicinity of a school, a third-degree felony;

• Four counts of trafficking in heroin in the vicinity of a school, a fourth-degree felony;

• Four counts of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony; and

• Two counts of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

The alleged incidents in Landrum’s case occurred in January, February and March 2020.

As previously reported, Landrum was also charged with trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin in another joint indictment from this same investigation.

Griffith has also been charged with 12 counts, including:

• Two counts of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine in the vicinity of a school, a third-degree felony;

• Two counts of trafficking in heroin in the vicinity of a school, a fourth-degree felony;

• Four counts of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony;

• Two counts of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony; and

• Two counts of trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony.

The incidents in Griffith’s case allegedly occurred in January and February 2020.

Turner has been charged with four counts:

• Two counts of trafficking in heroin in the vicinity of a school, a fourth-degree felony; and

• Two counts of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony.

All alleged incidents for which Turner is charged occurred in February, according to the indictment.

In addition, John Preston Willett, 44, of Greenfield, has been charged with 15 methamphetamine-related charges, along with a forfeiture specification, in a separate indictment.

Willett faces the following charges:

• Aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine in the vicinity of a school, a second-degree felony;

• Six counts of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine in the vicinity of a school, a third-degree felony;

• Aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a third-degree felony;

• Seven counts of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony; and

• A forfeiture specification for $240 in U.S. currency.

The alleged incidents in Willett’s case occurred in January and March 2020.

Other previous indictments and defendants were named in the original story at: https://highlandcountypress.com/Content/In-The-News/In-The-News/Article/UPDATED-Greenfield-police-HCPO-investigator-execute-drug-related-arrests-54-count-indictment-unsealed/2/20/58023.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.