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Alleged heroin trip leads to indictment of Owen Co. man

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By Molly Haines

An Owen County man has been indicted after allegedly traveling to northern, Kentucky to purchase heroin with a juvenile.
Christopher R. Walters, 33, was indicted on the charges of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 15 and 16, he knowingly induced, assisted or caused a minor to engage in illegal criminal controlled substance activity.
Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said Walters was travelling to purchase heroin and the minor was with him.
Walters was also indicted on the charge of first-degree persistent felony offender.
According to the indictment, he was previously charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree promoting contraband and receiving stolen property over $300.
If convicted on the charges of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of first-degree persistent felony offender, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years in the penitentiary.
The Owen County grand jury handed down four other indictments:
• Alexander C. Fitzgerald, 24, on the charge of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $500 or more.
According to the indictment, he unlawfully took or exercised control over movable property of another, namely $89, with the intent to deprive the owner thereof.
If convicted he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.
Pleaded not guilty, continued to Nov. 20.
• Adam W. Greene, 31, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle while license suspended and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
According to the indictment on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, he knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, he knowingly possessed drug paraphernalia; on the charge of operating a motor vehicle while license suspended, he was operating a motor vehicle while his driver’s license was suspended; on the charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he was operating a motor vehicle while the alcohol concentration in his blood or breath was 0.08 or more, under the influence of alcohol, under the influence of any substance or combination of substances which impairs one’s driving ability or under the combines influence of alcohol and any other substance which impairs one’s driving ability.
If convicted on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to three years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 12 months in the county jail and/or a fine of up to $500; on the charge of operating a motor vehicle while license suspended, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 90 days in the county jail and/or a fine of up to $250; on the charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 30 days in the county jail and/or a fine of up to $500.
Pleaded guilty, diversion.
• Tony Pruitt, 40, on the charge of flagrant non-support.
According to the indictment, he persistently failed to provide support that he can reasonably provide and which he knows he has a duty to provide by virtue of a court order for his child and said failure has resulted in arrearage in excess of $1,000.
If convicted he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.
Bench warrant set for $5,000.
• Christopher S. Rabourn, 22, on the charge of receiving stolen property with a value over $500.
According to the indictment, he received, retained or disposed of movable property of another, namely tools, knives and other personal property, with a value over $500, knowing it had been stolen.
If convicted he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.
Pleaded not guilty, continued to Nov. 20.