Last updated: July 25. 2014 5:13PM - 3355 Views
By Jane Beathard jbeathard@civitasmedia.com



A man is arrested outside a residence on Antietam Avenue in London Wednesday during a “sweep” by law enforcement.
A man is arrested outside a residence on Antietam Avenue in London Wednesday during a “sweep” by law enforcement.
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Twenty-five area residents netted in a July 23 round-up of suspected drug dealers were formally charged on Friday with felony offenses.


Twenty-three were arraigned before Madison County Common Pleas Judge Eamon Costello. Two others, who were not among those indicted by the grand jury on July 16, made initial appearances before Municipal Judge Eric Schooley.


Some jailed on Wednesday were released on bond. Others, who tested positive on Friday for continuing drug use, were jailed to “dry out.”


Schooley released Jamie L. Rice, 27, and Jasmine Cain, 24, both of London, on house arrest, pending Aug. 1 preliminary hearings. Rice is charged with dealing heroin. Cain is facing accusations of cocaine trafficking.


Dale Frenz was appointed to represent Cain. Jess Stacy will defend Rice.


Costello jailed Danielle Martin, 30, of London, and Zachary Allen, 22, of Delaware, after both admitted using opiates in recent days.


Martin is accused of trafficking Oxycodone on April 3-4 and Methadone on April 8. Costello appointed Seth Schertzinger to represent Martin at a Sept. 18 trial and ordered the woman held on $2,000 bond.


Allen is facing a single count of trafficking Oxycodone on April 15. Shannon Treynor was appointed to represent the man at a Sept. 16 trial. Costello ordered Allen held on $5,000 bond after the man appeared sleepy in court and tested positive for both opiates and cocaine.


Ashley Fisher, 22, of London, who is charged with trafficking Oxycodone, cocaine and heroin in April and conspiring to deal drugs in May, was released on a signature bond and house arrest — despite testing positive for marijuana use.


Costello appointed Josh Peistrup to represent Fisher at a Sept. 16 trial.


Alisha Gonzales, 22, also of London, tested positive for opiates, but said the drugs were prescribed following childbirth in recent days. Court staff confirmed Gonzales’ statement with her physician.


Gonzales is accused of dealing heroin on April 17, April 21, April 23, April 24, April 26, as well as painkillers on April 16. A child was allegedly present on April 17 and April 23.


Costello appointed Ashli Stonerock to represent Gonzales at a Sept. 16 trial.


Ashley Davis, 28, of London, remains in jail under a $25,000 bond, following an arraignment on complicity to traffick heroin and methamphetamine in the vicinity of a child on April 9-10.


Joe Edwards will represent Davis at a Sept. 16 trial.


Joseph Johnson, 35, of London, also remains in jail under a $1,000 bond after showing signs of heroin withdrawal in court.


Johnson is charged with dealing the drug on April 10, April 21 and April 23.


Costello appointed Jennifer Hitt to represent Johnson at a Sept. 18 trial.


Thomas Greathouse, 48, of Whitehall; Joseph A. Hamilton, 36, and Ashley McQuirt, 26, both of London, also remain behind bars under high bonds due to lengthy criminal histories and the severity of their charges.


Greathouse, who has a history of theft offenses, is charged with trafficking heroin on April 22, April 23, April 28 and May 22 and May 30. Two drug deals allegedly took place in the vicinity of a child.


Costello set Greathouse’s bond at $10,000 and appointed Fred Ballam to represent the man at a Sept. 18 trial.


Hamilton, who also has numerous theft convictions, is accused of dealing heroin on April 10 and April 21 and May 7, as well as cocaine on April 21.


Costello set Hamilton’s bond at $15,000 and appointed Patrick Phillips to represent the man on Sept. 18.


McQuirt is charged with dealing heroin on April 21, April 26 and May 9. She is also charged with trafficking cocaine on April 21 and May 9.


In addition, McQuirt is facing burglary, theft and weapons charges in connection with a May 27 break-in at the Choctaw Lake home of a relative.


Costello appointed Shannon Treynor to represent McQuirt at a Sept. 23 trial and ordered the woman held on $25,000 bond.


Others arraigned Friday before Costello and released on house arrest and signature bonds were:


• Justin Davis, 29, and Rachel Davis, 25, both of Plain City.


Mr. Davis is charged with dealing heroin in the vicinity of a child on April 23 and Mrs. Davis is charged with permitting drug abuse on the same dates.


Costello appointed Robert Bannerman to represent Mr. Davis and Fred Ballam to defend Mrs. Davis at trials set for Sept. 16.


• Cathy Kelly, 42, of London.


Kelly is charged with trafficking cocaine on April 23 and heroin on April 25 in the vicinity of a child. She is also charged with permitting drug abuse on April 23.


Jennifer Hitt will represent Kelly at a Sept. 16 trial. Costello ordered Kelly to wear an electronic monitor while on house arrest.


• Joshua Ramey, 37, of West Jefferson.


Ramey is charged with trafficking heroin on April 18 and prescription painkillers on May 7.


Costello appointed Seth Schertzinger to represent Ramey at a Sept. 16 trial.


• Michael Cloud II, 27, of Washington Court House.


Cloud faces cocaine trafficking charges, stemming from incidents on April 1, April 2, April 9, and April 10. A child was allegedly present during the April 2 deal.


Costello appointed Dustin Blake to represent Cloud at a Sept. 16 trial.


• Timothy V. Davidson, 32, of London.


Davidson is accused of dealing Oxycodone on April 1. Davidson is employed and did not qualify for a court-appointed attorney.


Costello gave the man 10 days to hire a lawyer for a Sept. 16 trial.


• Joeleen May, 32, now of Columbus.


May is charged with dealing Oxycodone on March 5 and May 28. A child was allegedly present for the March 28 deal.


Private attorney Gregg Slemmer entered a not guilty plea for May. Costello set a Sept. 18 trial date.


• William V. Pratt, 24, of West Jefferson.


Pratt is charged with trafficking heroin on April 4 and April 17.


Costello appointed Scott Shaw to represent Pratt at a Sept. 16 trial.


• Corey Rice, 29, of London.


Rice is charged with possessing more than 20 grams of cocaine on May 23.


Costello appointed Josh Peistrup to represent Rice at a Sept. 18 trial and continued the man’s $25,000 bond.


• Tisha Kelly, 28, of London.


Kelly is charged with dealing heroin in the vicinity of a child on April 17 and April 21. The April 21 deal also allegedly involved cocaine.


Kelly said she will hire a private attorney within 10 days to represent her at a Sept. 18 trial.


• Michael Eisel, 29, of West Jefferson.


Eisel is charged with trafficking heroin in the vicinity of a child on April 28 and May 2.


Costello appointed Joe Edwards to represent Eisel at a Sept. 18 trial.


• Joseph Meyers, 31, of London.


Meyers is accused of trafficking prescription painkillers on April 28.


Meyers did not qualify for a court-appointed attorney and was ordered to hire a lawyer within 10 days. His trial date is Sept. 15.


• Ashley Taylor, 26, of London.


Taylor is charged with dealing heroin in the vicinity of a child on April 24.


Costello appointed Dale Frenz to represent Taylor on Sept. 18.


• Shelly Ray, 32, of London.


Ray is charged with dealing prescription painkillers on March 28 and April 4 and 10.


Costello appointed Jess Stacy to represent Ray at a Sept. 18 trial.


Jane Beathard can be reached at (740) 852-1616, ext. 1616 or via Twitter @JaneBeathard.

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