Grand jury indicts four on drug charges

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Drug-related indictments were handed down against four-individuals during a half day session Feb. 3. A fifth person was indicted on a firearms charge.

They include:

JOSEPH E. WITHROW, 34, of Canton, Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree (F5), Possessing Drug Abuse Instruments, a second-degree misdemeanor (M2) and Drug Paraphernalia Offenses (M4). Withrow was found in possession of 58 grams of methamphetamine during a Jan. 21 traffic stop by Sheriff deputies on Alliance Rd. near Malvern.  Withrow was also found in possession of syringes, a glass pipe used to administer methamphetamine, and $278 cash.

ROSS B. SIZEMORE, 36, of 8150 Blade Rd. NW, Malvern, Aggravated Possession of Drugs (F5), Possessing Drug Abuse Instruments (M2) and Drug Paraphernalia Offenses (M4). Sizemore was found in possession of methamphetamine Jan. 6 after his vehicle was stopped by deputies in Malvern.  Syringes and a glass pipe used to administer methamphetamine were discovered in Sizemore’s possession.

AMBER LEE DALLAS, 39, of 1070 Lorric Rd., Malvern, Aggravated Possession of Drugs (F5), Possessing Drug Abuse Instruments (M2).  Deputies stopped Dallas’ vehicle for a moving violation on Linden Rd. Jan. 8.  During a search of the vehicle, methamphetamine was discovered along with a syringe used to administer methamphetamine.

JAMIE LEE CHRISTNER, 37, of 117 Frana Clara, Louisville, Aggravated Possession of Drugs (F5) and Drug Paraphernalia Offenses (M4).  Sheriff deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Bluebird Road near Malvern Jan. 21.  While patrolling, deputies found Christner’s vehicle parked in an access road. Two glass pipes used to administer methamphetamine and suspected methamphetamine were found in her possession.

JOE’QUAN TYREE KIRK, 22, of Cleveland, Failure to Comply With Order or Signal of Police Officer (F3) and Improperly Handling Firearms in a Motor Vehicle (F4).  Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a vehicle operated by Kirk Jan. 30 that  previously fled a traffic stop in Carrollton.  Deputies pursued the vehicle from the Malvern area at speeds around 100 miles per hour to Waynesburg, where the vehicle crashed and Kirk was taken into custody.  A search of the vehicle found a loaded 9mm pistol.

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