Four Pike County men were indicted Thursday on charges of being part of a drug ring that allegedly smuggled more than 10,000 pills into the county to sell.
The indictment charges that Darrel J. Swiney, Timothy L. Rich, Timothy D. Rich, and Brian Justice conspired to distribute drugs in Pike County between June 2005 and September 2009.
James R. Hunter, a state police detective serving on a federal task force, estimated in an affidavit that Swiney had brought more than 10,000 pills into Pike County from Missouri and Michigan.
The indictment seeks to forfeit more than a dozen guns, a car, some land and more than $8,000 from those allegedly involved in the conspiracy.
The government also is seeking a judgment of $1 million from them, representing the alleged gross proceeds of the drug ring.
The men charged face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.