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Owen grand jury indicts alleged meth makers

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Woman arrested on Christmas makes court appearance and pleads not guilty

By Molly Haines

Following the arrests of two Owen County residents for “one-shot” methamphetamine labs, two other residents were recently indicted for methamphetamine-related charges.
Bobby L. Schulz, 23, and Shane C. Schulz, 18, were indicted Jan. 11 and warrants have been issued for their arrest.
Bobby L. Schulz was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense) and three counts of unlawful distribution of a methamphetamine precursor (first offense).
Shane C. Schulz was also indicted for four counts of unlawful distribution of a methamphetamine precursor (first offense).
The indictments come only weeks after Barry Snell and Tammy Schulz were arrested early Christmas eve after law enforcement found nine “one-shot” methamphetamine labs at their home.
Police found about three grams of finished methamphetamine at the couple’s home, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Michael Webb.
Police also seized an “absorbent” amount of precursor – the ingredients to make meth – at the scene, Webb said.
Snell and Tammy Schulz were also indicted Jan. 11.
Snell was indicted on the charges of manufacturing methamphetamine (first offense), possession of a controlled substance (first offense) and 15 counts of unlawful possession of a methamphetamine (first offense).
Snell was appointed a public attorney and pleaded not guilty to the charges. He will appear in court again on Jan. 25.
Tammy Schulz was indicted on the charges of manufacturing methamphetamine (first offense) and possession of a controlled substance (first offense).
She was appointed a public attorney and pleaded not guilty to the charges. She is set to appear in court again on Jan. 25.
The Owen County grand jury also handed down three other indictments.
• James S. Howell, 30, on the charges of two counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, and second-degree persistent felony offender.
According to the indictment on the charge of two counts of third-degree burglary, with the intent to commit a crime, he knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in the building of another; on the charge of two counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $500 or more, he unlawfully took or exercised control over movable property of another, namely a radiator, copper and other scrap metals, with a value of $500 or more, with the intent to deprive the owner thereof; on the charge of second-degree persistent felony offender, he is more than 21 years of age and stands convicted of a felony after having been convicted of a prior felony.
If convicted on the two charges of third-degree burglary, he could face up to five years in prison with a fine of up to $10,000 on each charge; on the charge of two counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, he could face up to five years in prison with a fine of up to $10,000 on each charge; on the charge of second-degree persistent felony offender, he could face up to 10 years in prison.
He was appointed a public attorney and pleaded not guilty, continued to Jan. 25.
• Gaylord Gollihue Jr., 36, on the charges of first-degree burglary and receiving stolen property.
According to the indictment on the charge of first-degree burglary, he entered or remained unlawfully in the dwelling of another, and when effecting entry, or while in said dwelling, or in the immediate flight therefrom, he or another participant was armed with a deadly weapon; on the charge of receiving stolen property, he received, retained or disposed of movable property of another, namely three firearms (Colt 32 automatic handgun, Taurus 9mm pistol and CAI Import AK 47) knowing they had been stolen.
If convicted on the charge of first-degree burglary, he could face up to 20 years in prison, with a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of receiving stolen property, he could face up to five years in prison, with a fine of up to $10,000.
Bench warrant was set for $100,000.
• Erica R. Vititoe, 31, on the charge of flagrant non-support.
According to the indictment on the charge of flagrant non-support, she persistently failed to provide support which she can reasonably provide and which she has a duty to provide by virtue of a court order for her child, and failure has resulted in an arrearage in excess of $1,000.
Bench warrant was set for $7,000.