Three York men have been indicted by a federal grand jury on drug distribution charges, announced U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Marc Hernandez, age 28, Douglas Kelly, 35, and Roscoe Villega, age 39, were arrested and indicted for allegedly distributing crack cocaine, heroin and cocaine in York over a seven-month period between 2013 and 2014, Smith announced Friday.

The indictment alleges that the three men used firearms in their drug trafficking activities and distributed them to co-conspirators. Their activities were highly organized and violent, Smith said in a news release.

Hernandez, Kelly and Villega appeared Friday before Chief Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson in Harrisburg on Friday. Kelly and Villega were detained pending trial. Hernandez was temporarily detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for Thursday, March 27, according to Smith.

The case is part of a continuing joint investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the York City Police Department, with assistance from the York County Drug Task Force.

The case has been assigned to Asst. U.S. Attorney Michael A. Consiglio for prosecution.

In this particular case, the maximum penalty under the federal statute is twenty years imprisonment with a term of supervised release after imprisonment and a fine, according to Smith.

-Reach Eyana Adah McMillan at emcmillan@yorkdispatch.com.