On Friday, a Ross County Grand Jury indicted a man who is accused of picking up a large shipment of drugs on March 8. According to officials with the Prosecutor's Office, Chillicothe Police responded to the UPS warehouse where employees had opened a large package after the shipping and receiving addresses came up invalid.
Inside the box were 1,742.6 grams of cocaine, 425.4 grams of marijuana, and 428 (38-mg) Oxycodone pills.
Police arrested 34-year-old Michael J. Hurt, of Bidwell, after he reportedly called UPS to ask about the package, arranged to pick it up, and then eventually arrived and signed for it.
Hurt has been indicted for possession of cocaine (F1) and marijuana (F5), as well as aggravated possession of drugs (F2).
Other indictments include:
*47-year-old Mark T. Bouillion, of Chillicothe, for illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs (F3). On April 4, Chillicothe Police responded to 133 North High Street where they found Bouillion and another person in his van. In that vehicle, officers said they found straws cut to "snorting size," lithium batteries, two cans of lime, and two spray bottles filled with white liquid. One of the bottles tested positive for ammonia gas.
*27-year-old Justin L. Young, of Chillicothe, for failure to comply (F3), possession of heroin (F5), and possession of marijuana (F5). Officials with the Prosecutor's Office say authorities were searching an Erie Street home when they saw an SUV flee the property. The driver, Young, allegedly led officers on a chase through Chillicothe that ended with a foot pursuit on Worthington Avenue. Young was allegedly found with 0.1 grams of heroin and 254 grams of marijuana.
*25-year-old Timeesha M. Harding, of Chillicothe, for possession of heroin (F3) and cocaine (F1) and 22-year-old Alyssa N. Hines, of Chillicothe, for possession of cocaine (F1). The indictment alleges authorities found 72.3 grams of cocaine in the ceiling beam of the defendants' bedroom during a search warrant at 322 Church Street on March 19. Harding was also reportedly found with 9 grams of heroin.
*31-year-old Carrie E. Byers-Mead, of Chillicothe, for theft (F5), four counts of forgery (F5s), and three counts of misuse of credit cards (F4, F5, and F5), and 23-year-old Richard L. Schoonover, III, of Chillicothe, for two counts of receiving stolen property (F5s). Byers-Mead is accused of stealing her mother's and her mother's boyfriend's bank cards, using them throughout various time periods from December to January, and signing off on sales receipts. She then allegedly gave two of the credit cards to Schoonover.
*26-year-old James D. Lisle, of Chillicothe, for possession of heroin (F5). The indictment alleges Chillicothe Police found Lisle with 0.5 grams of heroin in his hand and less than 0.1 grams of heroin in his residence on March 27 during a search warrant.
*40-year-old Dale R. Strausbaugh, II, of Chillicothe, for forgery and two counts of theft (F5s). Strausbaugh is accused of walking into the back office of Dollar General on North Bridge Street on April 10 and stealing credit cards from two of the employees' purses. According to officials with the Prosecutor's Office, Strausbaugh used one of the cards to buy $131.22 worth of items from Circle K; in the process, he reportedly signed the sales receipt.
*22-year-old Chelsie L. Speakman, of Kingston, for possession of heroin (F5). A Ross County Sheriff's Deputy reportedly found Speakman holding a syringe, which tested positive for trace amounts of heroin, in a vehicle at a Kingston ball field on March 14.
*24-year-old Timothy S. Soummers, of Chillicothe, for theft (F5). Officials with the Prosecutor's Office say deputies found Soummers sitting in a truck at the Family Donut Shop in Londonderry, April 2. The owner of the vehicle told authorities that Soummers did not have permission to be in the vehicle and that his diesel motor analyzer, worth $4,100, was missing from the truck. Authorities reportedly found the stolen item in Soummer's home.
*24-year-old McKenzie J. Rhea, of Beaver, for receiving stolen property (F5). The indictment alleges Rhea stole her grandmother's credit card and tried to use it to buy over $900 worth of merchandise from JC Penney on April 24.