The Washington County Sheriff’s Department along with the Drug Enforcement Administration back in 2012, together began an investigation into a poly-drug group that was involved in the importation and distribution of drugs in the Washington County area. One of the main drugs the group trafficked in was Methylone. Methylone is also known by the street names “Molly” or “M-1,” and is part of a family of synthetic, designer drugs commonly known as “bath salt. The investigation led to the indictment in federal court Monday of 13 people who were allegedly distributing Methylone in Washington County. 12 people, ages 22-52 from the Midwest and East Coast, were indicted with conspiracy to import and distribute Methylone. The indictment alleges that from October 2011 through July 1, 2014, the defendants knowingly and intentionally conspired to import, distribute and possess with intent to distribute Methylone. If convicted each defendant faces up to 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine and a minimum of 3 years supervised release. In a separate but related indictment, a 13th defendant, identified as 21 year old Robert Bero, formerly of West Bend, was charged with conspiracy to distribute Methylone. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. Washington County Sheriff Dale Schmidt said Bero, was the link to Washington County and sales were allegedly going on in the county. Bero was convicted of two counts of possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia in Washington County in 2010.