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Woman faces indictment after allegedly lifting state lottery tickets

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An Owen County woman has been indicted after allegedly stealing over $2,000 in lottery tickets or lottery ticket winnings.
According to the grand jury indictment, during the period between April 24 and May 14, Betty J. Shearer, 53, allegedly stole $2,277 in lottery tickets or lottery ticket winnings.
Shearer is charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $500 or more, but under $10,000.
If convicted, Shearer could face up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.
Shearer pleaded not guilty to the charge and is expected back in Owen Circuit Court Aug. 29.
Shearer pleaded not guilty. A court date has been set for Aug. 29.
The Owen County grand jury handed down four other indictments July 8.
• James B. Duvall, 44, on the charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and failure to notify address change to the department of transportation.
According to the indictment on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, 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 possession of marijuana, he knowingly and unlawfully possessed marijuana; on the charge of failure to notify address change to the department of transportation, he failed to notify address change to department of transportation.
If convicted on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of possession of marijuana, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 45 days in the county jail and/or a fine of up to $250; on the charge of failure to notify address change to department of transportation, he is punishable by fine of $20.
Continued to July 22.
• Donnie R. Carmack, 35, on the charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and first-degree persistent felony offender.
According to the indictment on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, 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 possession of a controlled substance, he knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine; on the charge of first-degree persistent felony offender, he is more than 21 years of age and stands convicted of a felony after having been convicted of two or more previous felonies.
If convicted on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; 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 first-degree persistent felony offender, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years in the penitentiary.
Pleaded not guilty, continued to Aug. 29.
• James E. Howard, 25, on the charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and first-degree possession of a controlled substance.
According to the indictment on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, 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 possession of a controlled substance, he knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine.
If convicted on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 50 year, or life imprisonment in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of 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.
• Peter L. Sabino, 26, on the charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in less than eight ounces of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree fleeing or evading the police and public intoxication.
According to the indictment on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, he knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in a schedule I narcotic drug, namely heroin; on the charge of trafficking in less than eight ounces of marijuana, he knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in less than eight ounces of marijuana; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, he knowingly possessed drug paraphernalia; on the charge of second-degree fleeing or evading the police,  with the intent to elude or flee, he knowingly or wantonly disobeyed a direction to stop given by Kentucky State Police Trooper Dave Roberts, and said officer had an articulable, reasonable suspicion that a crime had been committed, or in fleeing or eluding he caused or created a substantial risk of physical injury to another person or persons; on the charge of public intoxication, he appeared in a public place under the influence, of a controlled substance, other intoxicating substance or alcohol present in combination with a controlled substance or other intoxicating substance, to the degree that he may endanger himself or other persons or property, or unreasonably annoy persons in his vicinity.
If convicted on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, 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 less than eight ounces of marijuana, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 12 months and/or a fine of up to $500; 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 second-degree fleeing or evading the police, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 12 months and/or a fine of up to $500; on the charge of public intoxication, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 90 days and/or a fine of up to $250.
Pleaded not guilty, continued to July 22.