Feds Seize Cocaine from Used Car Lot

By Staff Writer July 21, 2020

Three men face federal drug trafficking charges after officers seized almost 80 kilograms of cocaine from a Dayton, Ohio, used car dealership.

A federal indictment charges Jerry Timothy Vaughn Jr., 40, of Dayton, and David Scott, 41, of Dayton with narcotics conspiracy, distribution of a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. It was unsealed after Scott’s arrest on July 1. A Cincinnati man, Shannon Jamar Higgins Sr., 47, pleaded guilty on July 14 to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

According to court documents, DEA agents and Cincinnati police officers investigating cocaine trafficking in Cincinnati determined that Higgins was traveling to

Luxury Sports Auto Sales in Dayton to purchase cocaine from Vaughn and Scott, who is the co-owner of the used car dealership.

Investigators executed a federal search warrant at Luxury Sports in January and found approximately 79,970 grams of cocaine in a metal cylinder. They also searched Vaughn’s residences and found cash, more cocaine and a firearm.

Narcotics conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine is punishable by a term of imprisonment of at least five up to forty years. Distribution of a controlled substance is punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment and possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine is punishable by a term of imprisonment of at least ten years up to life.

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