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65 people indicted in Butler and Warren counties

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.

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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

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

David Ramirez, 548 Ludlow St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of weapons or prohibited items onto grounds of specified governmental facility, tampering with evidence, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of cocaine (direct), aggravated possession of drugs (direct), and operating a motor vehicle without a valid license.

Benjamin King, 307 Peyton Drive, Trenton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Lacricia Fields, 132 1/2 Home Ave., West Carrolton; indicted on one count each of possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs (direct), and possessing drug abuse instruments.

D’Andre McComb, 844 Jackson Lane, Middletown; indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Samuel James Miller, 2428 Grand Ave., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, and aggravated possession of drugs.

Deangelo Rico Conley, 811 Maple St., Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, and possession of marijuana.

Regina L. Berkheimer, 1119 S. 11th St., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of forgery, receiving stolen property, and failure to appear.

Michelle A. Wallen, 2640 Jacksonburg Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of drugs.

Jessica Gwen Cassano, 359 Hampshire Drive, G64, Hamilton; indicted on one count of possession of drugs.

Shawn R. Davis, 1145 Gene Ave., Hamilton; indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count each of possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, possessing drug abuse instruments, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Kyler Brantley Simpson, 3675 Rose Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Zachary M. Hamlin, 11500 Old Gate Drive, Cincinnati; indicted on one count of possession of heroin.

Kristen Jestice, 4141 Hamilton Eaton, #23, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of possessing drug abuse instruments, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia (direct).

Jerry L. Hacker, 1250 Campbell Ave., Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Julus L. Cornett, 10379 Quaker Trace Road, Somerville; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Michael R. Griffith, 103 Henrick Drive, Middletown; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Taryn Blake Botero-Garcia, 5724 Somerset Drive, Liberty Twp.; indicted on one count each of receiving stolen property, grand theft of a motor vehicle, and theft (direct).

Jomesha Lashay Gail Merriweather, 690 Adams St., Lincoln Heights; indicted on one count each of grand theft, and passing bad checks (direct).

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Zachery Dale Gentry Sr., 319 Main St., Oxford; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments, resisting arrest, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and disorderly conduct.

Ashley Howard, 8153 Red Mill Drive, West Chester; indicted on one count each of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and aggravated possession of drugs.

James M. Kearns, 1606 Pleasant Ave., upstairs, Hamilton; indicted on two counts each of aggravated trafficking in drugs and aggravated possession of drugs, and one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, operation of motor vehicle under points suspension, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Alexander Jared Comer, 2112 Heatherwood Court, Middletown; certified back to the lower court on one count each of assaulting a police dog or horse, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

Christopher Conrad, 520 Wyandot Blvd., Monroe; indicted on three counts of trafficking in marijuana, and one count each of possession of marijuana (direct), possession of hashish (direct), illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs (direct), and trafficking in hashish (direct).

Shane Scott Ashley, 2814 Inland Drive, Middletown; indicted on one count each of forgery and receiving stolen property.

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Dante Curry, 401 Sal Blvd., Trenton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Candice R. Dodson, 35 Buck St., Fairfield; indicted on one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Dustan T. Briscoe, 250 S. G St., Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia (direct).

Phillip R. Sholler Jr., 8877 S. St. Rt. 73, Wilmington; indicted on one count each of grand theft and grand theft (direct).

Michael Duane Adkins, 2314 Hamilton Eaton Road, #63, Hamilton; indicted on one count of robbery.

Aaron L. Morgan, 401 Sal Blvd., Apt. A, Trenton; certified back to the lower court on one count of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Keiwaun Marquez Brown, 328 Village St., Apt. 2, Hamilton; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Jimmy R. Houston, 1812 Eaton Ave., #8, Hamilton; indicted on one count of burglary.

Melissa Ann Kurtz, 985 Magie Ave., Fairfield; indicted on one count each of illegal conveyance of weapons or prohibited items onto grounds of specified governmental facility, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Brent S. Barker, 1038 Greenwood Ave., Hamilton; indicted on three counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count each of aggravated trafficking in drugs, seat belt required, and turn signal violation.

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Franklin D. Bell, 2515 Kipling Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of operating a vehicle under the influence, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, operating a vehicle under the influence (direct), obstructing official business, and speed limits.

Melody B. Thompson, 2447 Benninghofen, Hamilton; certified back to the lower court on one count each of falsification, obstructing official business, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Asa S. Buell, 2507 Clemmer Drive, Fairfield; indicted on one count each of theft (direct), forgery (direct), and petty theft (direct).

Devontae D. Brown, 119 Riddle Road, Cincinnati; indicted on one count each of grand theft (direct), having weapons while under disability (direct), and passing bad checks (direct).

Kendra Shawneice Wright, 1412 Wabash Ave., Cincinnati; indicted on one count of grand theft (direct).

Michael Curtis Powell, 4253 River Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count of failure to appear (direct).

Robert T. Poff, 2209 Whittier St., Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Justin Lee Wells, 917 Crawford, Apt. 1, Middletown; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

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WARREN COUNTY

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

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Tiffany King, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, and possession of drug abuse instruments.

David Kenneth Studer, 210 1/2 Roberts, Franklin; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and driving under suspension.

Robert Randall Keegan III, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of drug abuse instruments.

Brenda Lynn Wells, 10371 Carlisle Pk., Germantown; indicted on one count each of assault, obstructing official business, and operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse.

Jason Scott Wade, 316 Eaves Ferry Road, Decatur, Tn.; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drugs, and possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia.

Brian E. Crosley, 3534 Shaker Road, Franklin; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Robert Eugene Randolph, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count of forgery.

Arthur J. Lawson, 1615 Tuttle Ave., Dayton; indicted on one count of operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse.

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Christopher Ian Ashcraft, 417 Lake Front Drive, Lebanon; indicted on one count each of failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, and operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse.

Brian Edward Hollinger, 160 Nutmeg, Springboro; indicted on one count each of carrying concealed weapons, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse.

Gilbert Wame Fletcher III, 4907 1/2 Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown; indicted on one count each of theft from a person in a protected class, and theft.

Matthew Lee Jones II, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Robert Daniel Young, 603 Hannah. Loveland; indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (direct).

Larry Dryden Helton, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments, and possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia.

Anthony Wayne Hubbard, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of trespass in a habitation, and aggravated possession of drugs.

Holly Marie McHenry, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs, criminal trespass, possession of drug abuse instruments, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Craig Anthony Marshall Lovely, 6730 River Downs Drive, Apt. 2A, Centerville; indicted on one count of prohibitions concerning companion animals (direct).

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Paul Jean Boothby, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of theft and criminal trespass.

Dalton Marvin McKinley, Warren County Jail; indicted on two counts of possession of drugs, and one count of aggravated possession of drugs.

Holly Dawn Parker, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of possession of drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Billy Ray Brumett, 155 Howman Ave., Hamilton; indicted on two counts of possession of drug abuse instruments, and one count of possession of drugs.

Lucas Ward, 8947 Waynes Way, Blanchester; indicted on one count of sexual battery.

Alexander Keith Emerson, Butler County Jail; indicted on one count of escape.

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