Brandy Miller

A Gallipolis woman was indicted by the Gallia County Grand Jury on multiple drug possession and trafficking charges, as well tampering with evidence, illegal conveyance of drugs, weapons under disability and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Brandy J. Miller, 30, Gallipolis was arraigned before Gallia County Court of Common Pleas Judge Margaret Evans with court appointed counsel Richard H. Hedges, where she pled not guilty to the charges.

Miller is charged with allegedly possessing and trafficking 27.13 grams of methamphetamine, a second degree felony, allegedly possessing and trafficking 42.22 grams of Fentanyl, a felony of the third degree, tampering with evidence for allegedly concealing drugs after being placed in a patrol cruiser and allegedly illegally conveying drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a detention facility.

In addition, Miller, who was convicted of trafficking a counterfeit controlled substance in 2014 and was also charged with possession of drugs, trafficking and tampering with evidence in another 2017 case, which is still pending, was charged with having a weapon while under disability, a felony of the third degree and first degree felony engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

The Grand Jury also included a general forfeiture specification forfeiting to the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission $466.10, a silver Derringer .22 and a night owl DVR camera system.

Miller was placed on a $500,000, 10 percent bond pending resolution to the case.

Also recently arraigned were:

Ashley Neal

Ashley R. Neal, 29, Gallipolis pled not guilty to breaking and entering. Neal is charged with the alleged breaking and entering of a business on May 15, 2017, a felony of the fifth degree. Neal was found to be indigent and attorney Richard H. Hedges was appointed defense counsel. Neal was released on her own recognizance, pending resolution of the case.

Jason Sawtell

Jason M. Sawtell, 41, Towanda, Pa., pled not guilty to aggravated possession of drugs. Sawtell is charged with allegedly possessing Oxycodone on or about April 6, 2017, a felony of the fifth degree. He was found indigent and Britt Wiseman was appointed as defense counsel. He was released on his own recognizance pending resolution of the case.

Megan Haskins

Megan M. Haskins, 37, Racine, pled not guilty to two counts of possession of drugs. Haskins is charged with allegedly possessing .75 grams of heroin and .10 grams of cocaine, both felonies of the fifth degree. She was found indigent and appointed Britt T. Wiseman as defense counsel. Haskins was released on her own recognizance pending resolution of the case.

Taylor Templeton

Taylor Templeton, 20, Pomeroy, pled not guilty to aggravated possession of drugs. Templeton is charged with allegedly possessing Methamphetamine on June 6, 2017, a felony of the fifth degree. Templeton was found indigent and appointed Andrew J. Noe as defense counsel. She was released on her own recognizance pending resolution to the case.

Jamie Lashonna-Askia Fortune, 23, Southfield, Mich., pled not guilty to possession of drugs and trafficking. According to the indictment, Fortune is charged with allegedly possessing and trafficking 83 Oxycodone tablets, both felonies of the second degree. Fortune was found to be indigent and attorney Richard Houston Hedges was appointed defense counsel. Bond was set at $2,500, 10 percent, pending resolution of the case.

Melissa McCarty, 35, Pt. Pleasant, W.Va., pled not guilty to the possession of drugs. McCarty is charged with allegedly possessing six Dexmethylphenidate pills on or about February 1, 2015, a felony of the fifth degree. She was found to be indigent and attorney Barbara A. Wallen was appointed defense counsel. McCarty was released on her own recognizance, pending resolution of the case.

Laura I. Holsinger, 27, Cheshire, pled not guilty to aggravated possession of drugs. Holsinger is charged with allegedly possessing one Oxycodone tablet on or about December 9, 2016, a felony of the fifth degree. She was found indigent and Barbara A. Wallen was appointed defense counsel. Holsinger was released on her own recognizance pending resolution of the case.

Samuel L. Reece, 31, Patriot, pled not guilty to non-support of dependents. Reece is charged with allegedly failing to support his dependents from April 1, 2009 to the December 13, 2017, for a total arrearage of $25,466.81. He was found indigent and Richard H. Hedges was appointed defense counsel. Reece was released on his own recognizance pending resolution of the case.

Derrick L. George, 35, Vinton, pled not guilty to theft. George is charged with the alleged theft of $1,700 from a bank on July 5, 2016. He was found indigent and Richard H. Hedges was appointed defense counsel. George was released on his own recognizance pending resolution of the case.

India L. Stewart, 26, Dayton, pled not guilty to possession of drugs and trafficking of drugs. Stewart is charged with allegedly possessing and trafficking 137.354 grams of heroin, both felonies of the first degree.  In addition, the Grand Jury found and specified Stewart as a major drug offender. She was found indigent and appointed Barbara A. Wallen as defense counsel. Stewart was released on her own recognizance pending resolution of the case.

All defendents are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.