Indictments involving six people have been handed up by a federal grand jury in Salt Lake City.
Charges contained in the indictments include possession and distribution of controlled substances, interstate transportation of stolen goods, misuse of a social security number, and theft of government property.Those charged are:
-Michael J. Graham, (four counts) possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and use of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime.
-Robert E. Staich and David A. Peterson, (three counts) conspiracy, distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and aiding and abetting.
-Hamza Al Kashif, (one count) interstate transportation of stolen goods.
-Patricia Evans, (three counts) misuse of a Social Security number.
-John L. Bailey, (seven counts) theft of government property.
All of the indictments involve incidents occurring in the central division of the District of Utah, according to a press release by U.S. Attorney Brent D. Ward.
The charges against Graham involve incidents on Jan. 13 in which seven grams of cocaine and 28 grams of methamephetamine were seized along with a .38 caliber revolver. He is also accused of possessing marijuana at the time of his arrest.
The charges against Staich and Peterson involve incidents between Jan. 12 and Jan. 24 in which one pound and two kilogram quantities of cocaine were seized.
Kashif is charged in connection with incidents occurring between July 1 and July 5, 1988, involving the transport of securities valued in excess of $5,000 to Wendover, Nev.
Evans is charged in connection with an Aug. 12, 1987, incident in which a false social security number was used in an attempt to obtain employment.
The seven-count indictment against Bailey stems from incidents occurring between April and September 1988, in which U.S. government property was converted to personal use.