The scenario versus an Akron gentleman dealing with many felony drug rates ensuing from a visitors halt by a Guernsey County sheriff’s deputy has been sure in excess of to the Guernsey County Frequent Pleas Court.
Lee S. Grey Jr., 29, faces solitary counts of aggravated trafficking in medicine and aggravated possession of medicine, first-degree felonies, as well as just one count of possession of a fentanyl-associated compound, a next-diploma felony.
During a latest preliminary listening to, Cambridge Municipal Courtroom Decide John Mark Nicholson found probable cause that the crimes ended up fully commited on Dec. 8 in the town and Grey dedicated the alleged offenses.
The situation was then certain over to the common pleas courtroom based mostly on Nicholson’s ruling on Monday.
Bond for Gray was established at $100,000 with no 10% allowed and a individual recognizance bond with exclusive conditions.
The surety bond, posted by Turoczy Bail Bonds on Dec. 15 two times just after the circumstance was filed in the municipal court, was ongoing following the scenario was sure about to the higher court.
In accordance to the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office, Gray was a passenger in a car or truck stopped by deputies investigating suspicious activity at a gas station on East Wheeling Avenue in Cambridge past month.
The suspicious action was an alleged drug transaction witnessed by a deputy.
Two co-defendants, Deon Christian, 24, Akron, and Maggie B. Adams, 38, Parkersburg, West Virginia, waived their ideal to a preliminary hearing past month soon after getting billed with 4 felony drug offenses.
Adams and Christian each face one counts of aggravated trafficking in prescription drugs and aggravated possession of medications, initial degree felonies, as very well as trafficking in a fentanyl-related compound and possession of fentanyl-associated compound, next-diploma felonies.
Adams waived her hearing on Dec. 20 and bond was continued at $50,000, cash or surety, with no 10% allowed. Christian waived his hearing the upcoming day and his bond was continued at $150,000 with no 10% allowed.
A push launch issued by the sheriff’s business office said Detective Cory May was conducting a criminal interdiction on Dec. 8, when he reportedly noticed suspicious actions at the gas station in Cambridge.
One of the suspects was reportedly viewed in two diverse cars at the business enterprise in advance of a single still left the scene a small time later on.
May well asked for support and a visitors stop involving a vehicle occupied by Grey and Christian was initiated on Interstate 77, although other deputies created contact with Adams who remained at the fuel station.
An undisclosed amount of money of currency was reportedly located through the visitors stop on I-77 while an open up air sniff by sheriff’s K-9 Hoke and Deputy Shane Leggett was executed on the automobile at the fuel station.
In the course of a probable result in research just after Hoke alerted to the car, deputies reportedly found suspected methamphetamine and a fentanyl-relevant compound.
Authorities explained Grey did not have unlawful medications in his possession at the time of his arrest, but he is suspected of getting part of the unlawful narcotics trafficking operation.
The medicine have an estimated avenue benefit of $25,000, according to the sheriff’s place of work.
All 3 scenarios are expected to be offered to a potential Guernsey County grand jury.