DEFIANCE — Seventeen individuals were recently indicted by a Defiance County grand jury.

According to Defiance County Prosecuting Attorney Morris J. Murray, the following individuals were indicted:

Harold J. Blankenbeckler, 61, of Defiance was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

Authorities allege, on Jan. 17, outside of a business on Ottawa Ave. in Defiance, Blankenbeckler was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, a schedule II drug.

Joshua R. Stuckey, 30, of Pioneer was indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, each a fifth-degree felony.

Authorities allege, on Nov. 25, 2020, on Jackson Avenue in Defiance, Stuckey was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and fentanyl, each a schedule II drug.

Timothy J. Gares, 24, of Defiance was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

Authorities allege, on Nov. 29, 2020, during a traffic stop on North Clinton Street in Defiance, Gares was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, a schedule II drug.

Duane A. White, 61, of Bryan was indicted on one count of receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony.

Authorities allege, on July 31 during a traffic stop on Baltimore Street in Defiance, White was found in possession of a stolen license plate, which he had reasonable cause to believe had been obtained through a theft offense.

Joseph R. Brinkley, 34, of Defiance was indicted on one count of violating a protection order, a fifth-degree felony.

Authorities allege, on Aug. 26, Brinkley violated the terms of an active protection order against him, by contacting or attempting to contact the protected party named in the order and by consuming alcohol, which he is prohibited from doing so under the order. Brinkley has a prior conviction for violating a protection order, elevating this offense to a felony.

Johnathan R. Wells, 25, of Hicksville was indicted on one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a second-degree felony.

Authorities allege, on June 4 on East High Street in Hicksville, Wells was found in possession of over 13 grams of methamphetamine, a schedule II drug which was packaged for sale. This offense was allegedly committed in the vicinity of a school.

Steven B. Carmicle, 57, of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony, and one count of identity fraud, a fifth-degree felony.

Authorities allege, on Aug. 9 at a business on North Clinton Street in Defiance, Carmicle gave police the personal identifying information of another with intent to represent that individual’s personal identifying information as his own. Authorities further allege that Carmicle was also found to be in possession of over five grams of methamphetamlne, a Schedule II drug, during the aforementioned incident.

Eric D. Konwinski, 31, of Fayette was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

Authorities allege, on Aug. 21 on Hotel Drive in Defiance, Konwinski was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, a schedule II drug.

Romerol Lawrence, 52, of Defiance, was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

Authorities allege, on June 12 at a residence on Ottawa Avenue in Defiance, Lawrence was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, a schedule II drug.

Adam M. Mason, 23 of Cecil was indicted on two counts of failure to appear as required by recognizance, each a fourth-degree felony.

Authorities allege, on Aug. 26, Mason failed to appear at the Defiance County Common Pleas Court for pre-trial hearings in connection with the commission of felonies, after having been released on a personal recognizance bond in two cases.

Anthony Wooten, 20, of Laurens, South Carolina, was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

Authorities allege, on Feb. 5 during a traffic stop on Domersville Road in Defiance, Wooten was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, a schedule II drug.

Brandy M. Haynes, 40, of Defiance was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

Authorities allege, on Feb. 21 during a traffic stop on County Road 424 in Defiance, Haynes was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, a schedule II drug.

Amber M. Nycum, 23, of Toledo and Sherry L. Hart, 57, of Toledo were each indicted on one count of possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony. Nycum was also indicted on one count of possession of a fentanyl-related compound, a fifth-degree felony.

Authorities allege, on Jan. 28 during a traffic stop on U.S. Route 24 in Defiance, Nycum and Hail were found to be in possession of cocaine. Authorities further allege that Nycum was also found to be in possession of a fentanyl-related compound.

James C. Schmidt, 32, of Oakwood was indicted on one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony.

Authorities allege, on July 26 at a residence on East Second Street in Defiance, Schmidt was found to be in possession of two grams of methamphetamine, a schedule II drug, which was prepared for sale, delivery or distribution.

Tamara L. Bland, 44, of Defiance, was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

Authorities allege, on May 24 at her residence on State Route 15 in Defiance, Bland was found to be in possession of psilocybin, a schedule I drug.

Katherine J. Slone-Lucas, 37, of Defiance was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

Authorities allege, on Dec. 25 at her residence on Rte. 15 in Defiance, Slone-Lucas was found to be in possession of fentanyl, a schedule II drug.

Arraignments are scheduled for Sept. 20.

(Information courtesy of the Defiance County Prosecutor’s Office.)

 

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