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5th man indicted on drug charges

LAWRENCEVILLE - A fifth man was indicted Wednesday in connection with the drug charges brought against alleged mansion madams Lisa Ann Taylor and Nicole Probert.

District Attorney Danny Porter said he presented evidence concerning Mecoa Naketia Allen to the grand jury Wednesday, resulting in an indictment.

Allen was indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit a crime, and according to the bill of indictment participated in a telephone conversation with Taylor arranging payment for the delivery of cocaine.

Allen turned himself in to authorities Jan. 16 after an investigation was made into the high-end prostitution ring allegedly operated by Taylor and Probert.

Taylor, also known as Melissa Wolf, and Probert, aka Brigit Fox and Naughty Nikki, were arrested Jan. 3 after a tip from the Gwinnett Daily Post followed by an investigation into "The Erotic Review" Web site, which included reviews, discussion boards and price listings for sex.

The pair was indicted last week on drug-related charges as well as violation of the Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, keeping a place of prostitution at their Gwinnett homes and prostitution.

Four other men were indicted along with Probert and Taylor last week.

Alexander Rider of Kennesaw, Kerry Kruzel of Cumming and Daniel Luigi Marfione of Atlanta are accused of pandering, while Marc Alfred Garzon of Roswell faces charges of conspiracy to commit a crime.

Arraignments hearings involving the five men are expected sometime in the next 30 days, Porter said. An arraignment where Probert and Taylor will enter their pleas is expected in July.

Porter said although he is unsure if more arrests will be made in connection with the case, he is still looking through records concerning the alleged sex ring, including the women's customer base and gate records from Taylor's Sugarloaf Country Club home.

"If I get enough evidence I'll proceed," Porter said. "And I'll probably do them one at a time, and they won't be indictments they'll probably be accusations because they're (pandering) misdemeanors."