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Owen grand jury issues indictments

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By Molly Haines

The Owen County grand jury has handed down the following indictments:
• Justin W. Widener, 23, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the indictment on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, he knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely heroin; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, he possessed drug paraphernalia.
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.
Appointed public attorney, pleaded not guilty, continued to Dec. 18.
• Ford H. Roberts Jr., 44, on the charges of manufacturing methamphetamine while in possession of a firear, trafficking in a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, first-degree possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana while in possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia while in possession of a firearm and first-degree persistent felony offender.
According to the indictment on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm, he knowingly and unlawfully manufactured methamphetamine, or with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, he possessed two or more chemicals or two or more items of equipment for the manufacture of methamphetamine; on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, he knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, and at the time of commission of said offense, he was in possession of a firearm; on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, he knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, and at the time of the commission of said offense, was in possession of a firearm; on the charge of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, he possessed, manufactured or transported a handgun, namely a Heritage  rough rider revolver, after having been convicted of a prior felony; on the charge of possession of marijuana while in possession of a firearm, he knowingly and unlawfully possessed marijuana, and at the same time of the commission of said offense, he was in possession of a firearm.
If convicted on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 50 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, he is punishable for up to 10 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, 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 possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, 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 possession of marijuana while in possession of a firearm, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia while in possession of a firearm, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five 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.
Appointed public attorney, pleaded not guilty, continued to Dec. 18.
• Raymond Lee Eastman, 44, on the charges of manufacturing methamphetamine while in possession of a firear, trafficking in a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, first-degree possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana while in possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia while in possession of a firearm and first-degree persistent felony offender.
According to the indictment on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm, he knowingly and unlawfully manufactured methamphetamine, or with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, he possessed two or more chemicals or two or more items of equipment for the manufacture of methamphetamine; on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, he knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, and at the time of commission of said offense, he was in possession of a firearm; on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, he knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, and at the time of the commission of said offense, was in possession of a firearm; on the charge of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, he possessed, manufactured or transported a handgun, namely a Heritage  rough rider revolver, after having been convicted of a prior felony; on the charge of possession of marijuana while in possession of a firearm, he knowingly and unlawfully possessed marijuana, and at the same time of the commission of said offense, he was in possession of a firearm.
If convicted on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 50 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, he is punishable for up to 10 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, 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 possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, 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 possession of marijuana while in possession of a firearm, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia while in possession of a firearm, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five 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.
Appointed public attorney, pleaded not guilty, continued to Dec. 18.
• Corrine A. Sturgeon, on the charges of manufacturing methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm, trafficking in a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, first-degree possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana while in possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia while in possession of a firearm and first-degree persistent felony offender.
According to the indictment on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm, she knowingly and unlawfully manufactured methamphetamine, or with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, she possessed two or more chemicals or two or more items of equipment for the manufacture of methamphetamine; on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, she knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, and at the time of commission of said offense, she was in possession of a firearm; on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, she knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, and at the time of the commission of said offense, was in possession of a firearm; on the charge of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, he possessed, manufactured or transported a handgun, namely a Heritage rough rider revolver, after having been convicted of a prior felony; on the charge of possession of marijuana while in possession of a firearm, she knowingly and unlawfully possessed marijuana, and at the same time of the commission of said offense, she was in possession of a firearm.
If convicted on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm, she is punishable by imprisonment for up to 50 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, she is punishable for up to 10 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, she is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, she is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of possession of marijuana while in possession of a firearm, she is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia while in possession of a firearm, she is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of first-degree persistent felony offender, she is punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years in the penitentiary.
Appointed public attorney, pleaded not guilty, continued to Dec. 18.
• Ryan S. Pierson, 38, on the charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, first-degree possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, trafficking in eight ounces or more but less than five pounds of marijuana while in possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia while in possession of a firearm and unlawful distribution of a meth precursor while in possession of a firearm.
According to the indictment on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, he knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, and at the time of the commission of said offense, he was in possession of a firearm; on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, he knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine/Oxycodone, and at the time of the commission of said offense, he was in possession of a firearm; on the charge of trafficking in eight ounces or more but less than five pounds of marijuana while in possession of a firearm, he knowingly and unlawful trafficked in eight ounces or more, but less than five pounds of marijuana, and at the time of the commission of said offense, he was in possession of a firearm; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia while in possession of a firearm, he knowingly possessed drug paraphernalia and at the time of the commission of said offense, he was in possession of a firearm; on the charge of unlawful distribution of a meth precursor while in possession of a firearm, he unlawfully sold, transferred, distributed, dispensed or possessed with the intent to sell, transfer, distribute or dispense a meth precursor and at the time of the commission of said offense, he was in possession of a firearm.
If convicted on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, 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 possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, 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 trafficking in eight ounces our more, but less than five pounds of marijuana while in possession of a firearm, 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 possession of drug paraphernalia while in possession of a firearm, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of unlawful distribution of a meth precursor while in possession of a firearm, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.
Pleaded not guilty, continued to Feb. 19.
• Steven S. Bradford, 50, on the charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and illegal take or pursuit of deer or wild turkey.
According to the indictment on the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, he possessed, manufactured or transported a handgun after having been convicted of a prior felony, namely a rifle; on the charge of illegal take or pursuit of deer or wild turkey, he illegally killed a deer without a license.
If convicted on the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of illegal take or pursuit of deer or wild turkey, he is punishable by fine of up to $1,000 or imprisoned for up to one year, or both and shall forfeit his license or, if license exempt, the privilege to perform the acts authorized by the license for a period of up to three years.
Pleaded not guilty, continued to Dec. 18.