Indictments released, October 2017

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SALYERSVILLE – A Magoffin County Grand Jury released the following indictments on October 5:

Howard Smith III, 47, of Hager Hill, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), a Class D felony; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (first offense), a Class B misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, on or about May 17, 2015, Smith allegedly possessed a quantity of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, as well as operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance. 

Lillie Ann Webb, 38, of Paintsville, is charged with first-degree complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance, greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine (first offense), a Class D felony; two counts of third-degree possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and controlled substance prescription not in original container, a Class B misdemeanor. According to the indictment, on or about August 23, 2017, Webb allegedly acted in complicity with William M. Webb to manufacture, distribute, dispense, sell, transfer or possess with the intent to distribute or sell a quantity of methamphetamine. She is also accused of possessing quantities of Xanax and Neurontin, as well as drug paraphernalia, and of possessing a controlled substance she had been prescribed in a container it which it was not delivered to her.

William M. Webb, 49, of Paintsville, is charged with first-degree complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance, greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine (first offense), a Class D felony; possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, a Class C felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs with aggravated circumstance (first offense), a Class B misdemeanor; failure of owner to maintain required insurance (first offense), a Class B misdemeanor; failure to display and/or produce Kentucky registration receipt, a violation; obstructed vision and/or windshield, a violation; failure to produce insurance card, a violation; failure to wear seatbelts, a violation. According to the indictment, on or about August 23, 2017, Webb allegedly Webb allegedly acted in complicity with Lillie Ann Webb to manufacture, distribute, dispense, sell, transfer or possess with the intent to distribute or sell a quantity of methamphetamine. He is also accused of possessing a handgun as a convicted felon, as well as drug paraphernalia, and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance. 

William Cody West, 36, of Pikeville, is charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, with aggravated circumstances (fourth offense), a Class D felony; driving DUI suspended (first offense), a Class B misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; failure of owner to maintain required insurance (first offense), a Class B misdemeanor; failure to display and/or produce Kentucky registration receipt, a violation; failure to display Kentucky registration plates, a violation; failure to produce insurance card, a violation; improper registration plate, a violation; and improper display of registration plates, a violation. According to the indictment, on or about April 5, 2017, West allegedly operated a motor vehicle while under the influence, which would be his fourth or subsequent offense within the last 10 years, and while his license was suspended for a previous DUI. He allegedly was also in possession of drug paraphernalia. The indictment alleges he did not have motor vehicle insurance or proof of registration at the time of his arrest. 

James May, 29, of Salyersville, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, drug unspecified, a Class D felony; and tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony. According to the indictment, on or about September 4, 2016, May allegedly possessed a quantity of a controlled substance and destroyed, concealed, removed, mutilated or altered physical evidence which he believed was about to be produced or used in an official proceeding.

Keith Blevins, 38, of Wellington, is charged with one count of receiving stolen property under $10,000, a Class D felony. According to the indictment, on or about October 1 through 26, 2016, Blevins allegedly received, retained or disposed of movable property of another. 

Gerald D. Williams, 33, of Salyersville, is charged with one count of theft of identity of another without consent, a Class D felony. According to the indictment, on or about February 11, 2017, Williams allegedly used identifying information of another person with the intent to represent that he was the other person for the purpose of obtaining benefits to which he would not be entitled. In a separate indictment, Williams is also charged with failure to comply with sex offender registration (first offense), a Class D felony. According to the second indictment, on or about June 12, 2017, Williams allegedly failed to provide his current address to the Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry as required. 

Joshua Standifer, 19, of Oil Springs, is charged with second-degree assault, a Class C felony. According to the indictment, on or about May 20, 2017, Standifer allegedly wantonly caused serious physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument. 

Eddie O. Howard, 26, of Salyersville, is charged with first-degree complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance, greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine (first offense), a Class D felony; complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and second-degree persistent felony offender (penalty enhancement). According to the indictment, on or about August 3, 2017, Howard allegedly possessed drug paraphernalia and a quantity of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, acting in complicity with Jarod L. Nicely, Jeremy D. Risner and Terry J. Lewis. Howard is over the age of 21 and has been convicted of another felony within the past 10 years, resulting in the last charge.

Jeremy D. Risner, 36, of Salyersville, is charged with first-degree complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance, greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine (first offense), a Class D felony; complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and second-degree persistent felony offender (penalty enhancement). According to the indictment, on or about August 3, 2017, Risner allegedly possessed drug paraphernalia and a quantity of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, acting in complicity with Eddie O. Howard, Jarod L. Nicely, and Terry J. Lewis. Risner is over the age of 21 and has been convicted of another felony within the past 10 years, resulting in the last charge.

Terri J. Lewis, 34, of Nicholasville, is charged with first-degree complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance, greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine (first offense), a Class D felony; complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and second-degree persistent felony offender (penalty enhancement). According to the indictment, on or about August 3, 2017, Lewis allegedly possessed drug paraphernalia and a quantity of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, acting in complicity with Jarod L. Nicely, Jeremy D. Risner, and Eddie O. Howard. Lewis is over the age of 21 and has been convicted of another felony within the past 10 years, resulting in the last charge.

David Jeremy Caudill, 38, of Paintsville, is charged with complicity to possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, methamphetamine, a Class D felony; possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, a Class C felony; and complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, on or about September 10, 2017, Caudill allegedly possessed drug paraphernalia and a quantity of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, acting in complicity with Amanda R. Meade in doing so. Caudill also reportedly possessed a handgun, despite having been convicted previously of a felony. 

Amanda R. Meade, 34, of Van Lear, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, methamphetamine, a Class D felony; possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, a Class C felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; operating a motor vehicle on suspended or revoked operator’s license, a Class B misdemeanor; giving a peace officer a false name and/or address a Class B misdemeanor; license to be in possession, a Class B misdemeanor; and failure to or improper signal, a violation. According to the indictment, on or about September 10, 2017, Mead allegedly possessed a quantity of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Meade also reportedly possessed a handgun, despite having been convicted previously of a felony. She allegedly operated a motor vehicle while her operator’s license was suspended or revoked, gave a peace officer a false name or address, failed to have an operator’s license in her possession, and failed to give a proper signal.

Clyde H. Minix, 27, of Salyersville, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, methamphetamine, a Class D felony; third-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, a Class A misdemeanor; controlled substance prescription not in original container, a Class B misdemeanor; second-degree fleeing and evading police on foot, a Class A misdemeanor; third-degree criminal mischief, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor; six counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanors; resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor; menacing, a Class B misdemeanor; illegal possession of legend drug, a Class B misdemeanor; and public intoxication of a controlled substance (excluding alcohol), a Class B misdemeanor. According to the indictment, on or about August 12, 2017, Minix allegedly possessed drug paraphernalia and quantities of methamphetamine, Suboxone and Gabapentin, disobeyed a police officer and attempted to flee on foot, wantonly damaged property owned by the Magoffin County Sheriff’s Department, resisted arrest, and was in a public place under the influence of methamphetamine.

Jarod L. Nicely, 30, of Salyersville, is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine, first offense, a Class D felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and persistent felony offender, first offense, penalty enhancement. According to the indictment, on or about August 3, 2017, Nicely allegedly possessed drug paraphernalia and a quantity of methamphetamine, while having already been convicted of two previous felonies within the last 10 years.

Matthew E. Gibson, 45, of Louisville, is charged with first-degree burglary (complicity), a Class B felony, and public intoxication of a controlled substance (excluding alcohol), a Class B misdemeanor. According to the indictment, on or about July 14, 2017, Gibson allegedly entered or remained unlawfully in a building owned by another person, acting in complicity with Steven G. Dobson. He is also accused of appearing in a public place while being under the influence of Oxycodone.

Steven G. Dobson, 54, of Louisville, is charged with first-degree burglary (complicity), a Class B felony; public intoxication of a controlled substance (excluding alcohol), a Class B misdemeanor; and second-degree disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor. According to the indictment, on or about July 14, 2017, Dobson allegedly, acting in complicity with Matthew E. Gibson, entered or remained unlawfully in a building owned by another person, appeared in a public place while being under the influence of Oxycodone, and engaged in a threatening behavior.

Larry H. Creech, 39, of Campton, is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine, first offense, a Class C felony; possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, on or about August 30, 2017, Creech allegedly possessed drug paraphernalia and quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana. 

Frank London, 29, of Macomb Township, Michigan, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, a Class D felony; two counts of third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, on or about September 2, 2017, London allegedly possessed drug paraphernalia and quantities of heroin, Xanax and Neurontin.

Arrest warrants were issued against each of the defendants indicted on Thursday.

Editor's Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.