31 people indicted in Butler and Warren counties

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5 things to know about grand juries

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Grand juries, which meet in secret, review criminal charges brought by police and prosecutors and investigate possible criminal behavior. The proceedings are usually one-sided, because the accused is not present and witnesses are not cross-examined.

PHOTOS: Look who's been booked in the Butler County Jail

A grand jury may issue an indictment if it finds probable cause that a crime was committed and the accused person is responsible. An indictment is an accusation that must then be proven in court. The grand jury may also elect to issue no indictment.

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BUTLER COUNTY

Indictments returned during a recent session of the Butler County grand jury:

Adam L. Squires, 12 N. Sutphin St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Linda N. Handy, 3014 Ottawa St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Brian E. Holzberger, 279 Fairview Ave., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of assured clear distance and operation of a motor vehicle without proof of financial responsibility, and indicted on one count each of possession of cocaine, failure to stop after an accident, and driving under suspension.

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David E. Howard, 3104 Ottawa St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and driving under suspension.

Lee R. Gibson, 1603 Taylor Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Jelani J. Barham, 524 Fairview, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Kyle Ramey, 128 Fawn Drive, Harrison; certified back to the lower court on one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, obstructing official business, and failure to control.

Anastasio Camacho, 6186 S. County Road, W. 100, Versailles, In.; certified back to the lower court on one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, and failure to control.

Cory D. Ballinger, 4927 Columbia Circle, West Chester; indicted on one count each of having weapons while under disability, aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of marijuana.

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Christopher M.Doerr, 1926 Carolina St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of drugs.

Chad A.Murrell, 6123 Hankins Road, Monroe; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Michael David Conley, 17 Mayflower Court, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of failure to stop at a stop sign.

Mark Lefeld, 513 S. 3rd St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs (direct), illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Edward Brian Mooney, 841 Willow Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Wendell C. Hamilton, 185 Winston Drive, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of operating a vehicle under the influence, failure to stop after an accident, and failure to control.

Shawn M. Powell, 523 Kensington St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Destiny Marie Lynn Jimenez, 2201 Gladden St., Springfield; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, receiving stolen property, driving under suspension, and petty theft (direct).

Kendall E. Devillere, 2625 Factory Road, Springboro; certified back to the lower court on one count each of driving under suspension, and turn signal violation.

Jenna Leigh Works, 123 Convey Place, Trenton; indicted on three counts of theft, two counts of petty theft, and one count of grand theft.

Brett C. St. Claire, 507 S. Washington Blvd., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, aggravated possession of drugs (direct), and abusing harmful intoxicants (direct).

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WARREN COUNTY

The Warren County grand jury returned these indictments during a recent session:

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Milena Aragay Wallis, 2707 S. Clarksville Road, Clarksville; indicted on nine counts of forgery (direct), and one count each of grand theft (direct) and theft (direct).

Charles A. Gibson, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Clinton West Steelman, 5675 Hollowview Court, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

William Marvin Bailey, 2924 N. Verity Pkwy., Apt. 41, Middletown; indicted on one count each of having weapons while under disability, carrying concealed weapons, possessing a defaced firearm, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse, and possession of marijuana.

Keith Douglas Pugh, 229 Bavarian St., Middletown; indicted on four counts of aggravated possession of drugs, two counts of possession of drugs, and one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Keith Alan Baker, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of public indecency, aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Kristy Linda McKenzie, 9187 Neil Drive, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia.

Joshua Kenneth Lewis, 3601 Springs Lakes Circle Drive, Loveland; indicted on four counts each of receiving stolen property and forgery, and one count of theft.

Cathy C. Miller, 4718 Lamme Road, Dayton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

James Scott Gray, 345 Welcome Way, Carlisle; indicted on one count each of operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse, and aggravated possession of drugs.

Charles Alexander Burke, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of tampering with evidence (direct), and aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

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