(Editor’s Note: An indictment by a grand jury does not mean the individual is guilty of a crime. It is part of the legal process. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.)

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – The August session of the Gallia County Grand Jury has returned indictments.

Prosecuting Attorney Jason D. Holdren released the list of indictments including charges involving drugs, murder and rape in separate cases.

Murder Charge
James A. Drummond, 36, of Gallipolis, Ohio, was indicted on: one count of Aggravated Murder, an unclassified felony; two counts of Murder, unclassified felonies; one count of Aggravated Robbery, a felony of the first degree; and one count of Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.

Rape and Gross Sexual Imposition Charges
Howard S. Jaques, 34, of Gallipolis, Ohio, was indicted on: five counts of Rape, all felonies of the first degree; two counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, felonies of the third degree; and one count of Public Indecency, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

Drug Related Charges
Jessica M. Henry, 31, of Gallipolis, Ohio, has been indicted on: one count of Illegal Manufacturing of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the first degree; one count of Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for Manufacture of Methamphetamine, a felony of the second degree; and two counts of Endangering Children, felonies of the third degree.

Jacob I. Edmonds, 32, of Gallipolis, Ohio, was indicted on: one count of Illegal Manufacturing of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the first degree; one count of Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for Manufacture of Methamphetamine, a felony of the second degree; and two counts of Endangering Children, felonies of the third degree.

Randy Henry, 41, of Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia, has been indicted on: one count of Illegal Manufacturing of Drugs (Methamphetamine), a felony of the first degree; one count of Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for Manufacture of Methamphetamine, a felony of the second degree; and two counts of Endangering Children, felonies of the third degree.

Alfred K. Cordell, III, 27, of Bidwell, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

Aaron A. Cordell, 27, of Bidwell, Ohio, was indicted for one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

Lona M. Simpson, 34, of Pomeroy, Ohio, has been indicted on one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

Elmer D. King, 58, of Thurman, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

Amber N. Smith, 31, of Charleston, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

Jesse I. Smith, 38, of Charleston, West Virginia, has been indicted on: one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree; one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.

Rebecca D. Hill, 28, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

Daniel R. Morrison, 28, of Middleport, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

James D. Gillespie, 39, of Buffalo, West Virginia, has been indicted on one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

Jordan W. Merry, 24, of Thurman, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Permitting Drug Abuse, a felony of the fifth degree; and Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fourth degree.

Charges of Robbery or Theft
Izail V. Drummond, 38, of Gallipolis, Ohio, has been indicted on: one count of Murder, an unclassified felony; one count of Aggravated Robbery, a felony of the first degree; and one count of Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.

Misc. Charges
Tiffany L. Craycraft, 29, of Bidwell, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, a felony of the fourth degree.

Brenton L. Glover, 31, of Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia, was indicted on: one count of Identity Fraud, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of Receiving Stolen Property, a felony of the fifth degree.

Brett F. Curtis, 25, of Vinton, Ohio, was indicted on one count of Telecommunication Fraud, a felony of the fifth degree.

The cases against those indicted will proceed in the Gallia County Common Pleas Court.