Drug cases abound in Brown County

2010-09-20T22:05:00Z Drug cases abound in Brown CountyBy KAREN STEIN, Staff Writer Ledger Independent
September 20, 2010 10:05 pm  • 

GEORGETOWN, Ohio ---- Eight out of 17 people indicted Friday in the Brown County Court of Common Pleas were charged with trafficking or manufacturing of drugs.

Jeremiah Hall and Mary Hall were each charged with two counts of trafficking in heroin and two counts of endangering a child, according to grand jury reports. Both were charged with fourth-degree felonies by offering to sell heroin while in their 1994 Saturn on Aug. 25 and again Aug. 26.Included were two counts of child endangering; first-degree misdemeanors.

According to court reports:

-- James E. Pollitt, of 112 Mulberry Street, Ripley, was indicted on four counts of drug trafficking with specifications. He was charged with offering to sell Percocet (oxycodone) Oct 24, 2009 and May 5, 2010, both fourth-degree felonies. Again he was charged with a fourth-degree felony for offering to sell OxyContin (Oxycodone) May 7 and a third-degree felony for offering Oxymorphone May 13, according to grand jury reports. The last count was committed in the vicinity of a juvenile.

-- Rhonda A. Thomason was charged with one count of a first-degree felony for manufacturing methamphetamine and a count of assembly or possession of the drug, a second-degree felony. Between July 31 and Aug. 1 she was found with the drug near a school or juveniles, according to grand jury reports.

-- Michael L. Thomason, was charged two counts of manufacturing and assembly or possession of methamphetamine between July 31 and Aug.1 near a school or a juvenile, first-degree and second-degree felonies.

-- Jennifer Underwood was charged with three counts of drug trafficking. A fourth-degree felony for offering suboxone (Buprenorphine) March 2 near the vicinity of a school or juveniles. And she offered Ritalin (methylphenidate) June 9 and July 8 in the vicinity of juveniles, third-degree felonies.

-- Gabe Farrell, was charged with two counts of drug manufacturing and one count for failure to comply with a signal from a police officer. Between July 31 and Aug. 1 he was found manufacturing methamphetamine, which he had previously been convicted of in the BCCCP March 9, 2009, a first degree felony.

Additionally, Farrell was arrested Sept. 8 for possession or assembly of methamphetamine and for trying to elude a police officer in a motor vehicle, a third-degree felony, according to court reports.

-- Francis D. Horn was charged with aggravated trafficking in OxyContin Oct. 8, 2009, a third-degree felony.

-- Eric T. Green, was charged with possessing a stolen motor vehicle belonging to Thelma Hale, Aug. 26, a fourth-degree felony as well as fleeing from police while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or a combination of both. Additionally he was charged with a fourth-degree felony for being in violation of previous convictions within six years of the offense. These former convictions were in the Portsmouth Municipal Court Oct. 30, 2008, the Pike County Court Oct. 17, 2007, and the Lawrence County Municipal Court Nov. 13, 2006, according to court reports.

-- Daryl Bueter and Ray Wagers were charged with grand theft of property worth between $5,000 and $100,000 from Jerry's Welding Supply, Inc., Brown County, between May 25 and May 28, a fourth-degree felony. And they were indicted for breaking and entering in an unoccupied structure between May 25 and May 26, and again between May 27 and May 28, fifth-degree felonies.

-- Jeffery S. Manzi was charged with four counts of grand thefts, third-degree felonies, and one count of theft from an elderly or disabled person, a fifth-degree felony. According to court reports, Manzi had stolen from Glen Hewitt between March 4 and March 8 a Remington 20--gauge shotgun, a Ted Williams 12--gauge shotgun, and a Ted Williams 20--gauge shotgun.

-- Tracy Reynolds, was charged with one count of theft, and three counts of forgeries, all fifth-degree felonies. Reynolds forged the writing of Roger Bradley on credit card receipts to the Party Place, IGA, and Grandma's and Grandpa's Feb. 1 and Feb. 2.

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