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Theft, trafficking, and abuse among 11 indictments

A Carter County Grand Jury indicted 11 persons on June 28, 2019, with various charges, including but not limited to theft, trafficking, and adult abuse.

James Conn, 44, of Olive Hill, was indicted with theft by unlawful taking, over $500, by taking a pull-behind box trailer that belonged to Jason Sewell, a class D felony. He is also charged with being a persistent felony offender, a class C felony.

Jac Erwin, 51, of Olive Hill, was charged with the class C felony of first degree, first offense, trafficking in methamphetamine with more than two grams, a schedule I narcotic. Additionally, he also charged with two class A misdemeanors: possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest with physical force.

John Fields, 50, of Grayson, was charged with possession of an unspecified schedule I or II narcotic drugs in the first degree, first offense. A class D felony. He also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication, class A and class B misdemeanors, respectively.

Jedadiaha Lawson, 21, of Olive Hill, was charged with trafficking methamphetamine by possessing, with the intent to sell, over two grams of the drug, she is also charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense. They are class C and class D felonies, respectively. Additionally, she charged with the class A misdemeanor of possessing drug paraphernalia.

Randy Poe, 52, of Grayson, was charged with theft of a motor vehicle registration plate/decal, a class D felony. He also charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, third offense, and refused a blood test, a class A misdemeanor. Additionally, he is charged with failure to maintain required insurance and driving on a DUI suspended license, both are class B misdemeanors.

Ronna Pope, 52, of Grayson, was charged with knowingly abusing and neglecting an adult, a class C felony.

Christopher Price, 41, of Grayson, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence. It is his fourth offense in 10 years. A class D felony.

Levonte Ross (pictured above), 27, of Louisville, was charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance: heroin and methamphetamine. Both were first degree, first offense. Both counts are class C felonies. Also, he is charged with four class D felony possession charges, by possessing heroin and methamphetamine. Additionally, he is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, class A and class B misdemeanors, respectively. She also charged with the class B misdemeanor of menacing by intentionally placing Grayson Police officers in reasonable apprehension of physical injury.

Laken Salsgiver, 25, of Carter, was charged with trafficking heroin, first degree, first offense. A class C felony. Heroin is a Schedule I controlled substance.

Robert Salsgiver, 46, of Vanceburg, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a class D felony. He possessed a Bonanza Bacon Mfg. Co. AK-47 rifle.

Danielle Slark, 18, of Olive Hill, was charged with the class C felony of trafficking methamphetamine in the first degree, first offense. She was also charged with possessing methamphetamine, first degree, first offense, also a class D felony.

Editor’s Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only. That person is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the state must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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