MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon woman and a Columbus man have been indicted on drug charges following a June 5 raid.
Tyshawn L. Glenn, 22, Columbus, was indicted by the Sept. 9 grand jury on charges of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony, and illegal use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits, a fifth-degree felony. Beth R. Green, 38, Mount Vernon, was indicted with possession of heroin and permitting drug abuse, both fifth-degree felonies.
The charges stem from a home check by probation at Green’s residence.
According to a search warrant to access data from three cellphones taken in the raid, probation authorities had requested Mount Vernon Police accompany them on the home check. Probation told MVPD officers that they had received information that two men were selling drugs out of the residence.
Upon arrival, the officers found at least nine people at the residence, including Glenn and Green.
Glenn was searched and found to have a food stamp card on him, which belonged to another man, and $798 in cash. Glenn admitted to purchasing food cards, and also said he was selling heroin, according to the search warrant.
The search warrant does not state that any heroin was found on Glenn. Green was found to have a small amount of a substance she said was heroin on her person, according to the search warrant.
Also found in the residence were several bags containing powder substances suspected to be drugs, syringes, spoons and other drug paraphernalia, according to the search warrant.
Knox County Prosecuting Attorney Chip McConville said the permitting charge brought against Green is for her allowing use of her residence for drug trafficking.
McConville said that his office is seeing some instances where food stamp cards are sold “for pennies on the dollar” to a drug dealer, and the amount used to buy drugs. McConville said this type of activity is suspected in Glenn’s case.
The grand jury further indicted Nicole Byers, 29, Mount Vernon, on a charge of assault on a peace officer, a fourth-degree felony. The charges stem from Aug. 24, when Byers allegedly assaulted a deputy at the Knox County Jail. McConville said the deputy approached Byers to ask if she was done with her meal, and Byers struck the deputy several times.
Also indicted by the Sept. 9 grand jury were: Kenneth N. Moran, 45, Frazeysburg, two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, driving under specified lifetime suspension, all third-degree felonies; Keith M. Richardson, 47, Mount Vernon, two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, both second-degree felonies; Caleb J. Allen, 24, Mount Vernon, trespass in a habitation when a person is present or likely to be present, a fourth-degree felony; Thomas W. McCormick, 51, Mount Vernon, two counts of having weapons under disability, a third-degree felony; Anthony P. Bayog, 45, Centerburg, trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony; Korbin T. Dodrill, 23, Mount Vernon, illegal conveyance of weapons onto the grounds of a detention facility (knife), a third-degree felony; and Debra A. Huff, 52, Mount Vernon, obstructing justice, a fifth-degree felony.