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Prosecuting Attorney Jason D. Holdren announces the Gallia County Grand Jury met in November and returned 46 indictments for the following 38 individuals:

– Jordan W. Merry, age 24, of Thurman, Ohio, one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree; one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of Failure to Appear, a felony of the fourth degree.

– Jennifer R. Richards, age 29, of Gallipolis, Ohio, one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

– Shawn L. Cox, age 36, of Gallipolis, Ohio, one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of Theft, a felony of the fifth degree.

-Iesha J. L. Pennick, age 22, of Middleport, Ohio, one count of Trafficking in Heroin, a felony of the second degree; one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the second degree; one count of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, a felony of the third degree; one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the third degree; and one count of Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.

-Frederick A. Bennett, age 50, of Rio Grande, Ohio, one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of Identification Fraud, a felony of the fifth degree.

-Richard A. White, age 40, of Bidwell, Ohio, one count of Identification Fraud, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of Abduction, a felony of the third degree.

-Hollie D. Marcum, II, age 30, of Bidwell, Ohio, one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree; two counts of Possession of Heroin, felonies of the fifth degree; and one count of Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.

-Alfred K. Cordell, III, age 28, of Bidwell, Ohio, one count of Failure to Appear, a felony of the fourth degree; one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the third degree; and one count of Trafficking in Heroin, a felony of the third degree.

-Corey E. Armstrong, age 46, of Gallipolis, Ohio, one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

-Joshua P. Akers, age 33, of Boomer, West Virginia, one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

-Alfonso J. Johnson, age 27, of Gallipolis, Ohio, two counts of Trafficking in Heroin, felonies of the fifth degree; and two counts of Possession of Heroin, felonies of the fifth degree.

-Megan M. Haskins, age 36, of Racine, Ohio, one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of Possession of Cocaine, a felony of the fifth degree.

-Rachel S. Berry, age 35, of Bidwell, Ohio, one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

-Terry R. Waugh, age 33, of Patriot, Ohio, two counts of Possession of Heroin, felonies of the fifth degree; one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree; one count of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, a felony of the third degree; and one count of Trafficking in Heroin, a felony of the fourth degree.

-Darrell R. Waugh, age 34, Patriot, Ohio, one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

-Jodi N. Woodyard, age 26, of Gallipolis, Ohio, one count of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

-Joseph L. Keefer, age 37, of Shadyside, Ohio, one count of Non-Support of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree.

-Mark E. Simms, age 35, of Crown city, Ohio, one count of Non-Support of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree.

-Michael S. Baird, age 38, of South Daytona, Florida, three counts of Non-Support of Dependents, felonies of the fifth degree.

-Carl R. Muncy, Jr., age 46, of Barboursville, West Virginia, one count of Non-Support of Dependents, a felony of the fifth degree.

-Timothy O. Cline, age 43, of Farmville, North Carolina, two counts of Non-Support of Dependents, felonies of the fifth degree.

-Justin C. Doerfer, age 36, of Chillicothe, Ohio, one count of Breaking and Entering, a felony of the fifth degree, and one count of Intimidation of Victim, a felony of the third degree.

-Joey D. Russell, age 29, of Gallipolis, Ohio, one count of Endangering Children, a felony of the third degree; and one count of Endangering Children, a felony of the second degree.

-Brittany D. Hoffman, age 23, of Gallipolis, Ohio, one count of Endangering Children, a felony of the third degree.

-Brittany D. Campbell, age 22, of Gallipolis, Ohio, five counts of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor, felonies of the fourth degree; and one count of Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.

-Crystal R. Crabtree, 34, of Oak Hill, Ohio, one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

-Taylor S. Templeton, age 21, of Pomeroy, Ohio, one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

-Jessica N. Clendenen, age 33, of New Haven, West Virginia, two counts of Forgery, felonies of the fifth degree; and two counts of Receiving Stolen Property, felonies of the fifth degree.

-Ahmed O. Aden, age 28, of Columbus, Ohio, one count of Failure to Appear, a felony of the fourth degree.

-Steven R. Durham, age 47, of Langsville, Ohio, one count of Failure to Appear, a felony of the fourth degree.

-Paul R. Bright, II, age 39, of Belmont, West Virginia, one count of Failure to Appear, a felony of the fourth degree.

-Tyree J. Dawkins, age 38, of Westerville, Ohio, one count of Failure to Appear, a felony of the fourth degree.

-Brandon W. Martin, age 34, of Vinton, Ohio, one count of Failure to Appear, a felony of the fourth degree.

-Sarita R. Sheets, age 29, of Crown City, Ohio, one count of Theft, a felony of the fourth degree.

-Mark E. Bunner, age 48, of Columbus, Ohio, one count of Passing Bad Checks, a felony of the fifth degree.

-Nicholas C. Price, age 28, of Gallipolis, Ohio, one count of Failure to Notify of Change of Address, a felony of the third degree.

-Brittany J. Miller, age 31, of Gallipolis, Ohio, one count of Theft, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of Receiving Stolen Property, a felony of the fifth degree.

-Tyler Bennett, age 19, of Middleport, Ohio, one count of Rape, a felony of the first degree; and one count of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor, a felony of the fourth degree.

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