The Ross County Grand Jury returned 18 indictments, Friday.
A Ross County Grand Jury has indicted a Chillicothe man who is accused of stealing from the Adena Regional Medical Center. The alleged offense occurred on the morning of February 5th. The Sheriff's Department received calls from Adena staff who said a man had been walking in areas where he had no need to be and was caught trying to take medications from a crash cart.
Officers found the subject, 30-year-old Randy L. Hines, in a car near the emergency room. A hospital laptop reportedly fell from his coat as he was removed from the vehicle, while numerous medications and medical supplies were found in his possession.
If convicted of theft of drugs (fourth-degree felony), Hines could be sentenced to 6-18 months and a $5,000 fine.
A Bidwell, OH, man could face thousands in fines and multiple years of incarceration if he's convicted of the 3-count indictment that alleges he brought a large number of drugs into Chillicothe.
On February 10th, police received a tip that a large shipment of prescription drugs was coming into the city from Detroit through a passenger on a Greyhound bus.
Authorities saw 33-year-old Hasani H. Debrossard get off the bus and into a taxi, which was later stopped for a signal violation. A canine alerted where Debrossard was sitting, and a search of Debrossard yielded 20.1 grams of heroin, 1,137 Oxycodone pills (30mg), 90 Oxycodone pills (10mg), and a loaded gun.
Debrossard has been indicted for a first-degree felony of aggravated possession of drugs, which carries a penalty of 3-10 years and a $20,000 fine; a second-degree felony of possession of heroin, which carries a penalty of 2-8 years and a $15,000 fine; a third-degree felony of aggravated possession of drugs, which carries a penalty of 1-5 years and $10,000 in fines.
Other indictments include:
*28-year-old Timothy J. Harris, of Lancaster, for felonious assault (second-degree felony). Harris is accused of demanding marijuana from the victim in late January and assaulting him when the victim said he did not have any. The victim suffered numerous fractures to the right side of this face.
*31-year-old James M. Harris, of Chillicothe, for receiving stolen property (fourth-degree felony). The indictment alleges he was in possession of a pick-up truck that had been reported stolen on February 16th.
*26-year-old Jeremy Chaney, of Londonderry, for possession of marijuana (fifth-degree felony). He is accused of fleeing after crashing a vehicle into a parked car on February 17th. Chaney was reportedly found on the flood wall carrying 525.8 grams of marijuana in his pocket and in a shoe box he was carrying.
All told, the grand jury returned 18 indictments, Friday; however, only 5 were open.