Joshua Morrison/News Just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, a search warrant was executed by the Mount Vernon Police Department Emergency Services Unit along with the Knox County Sheriff's Office on the city's westside. Officers were seen entering a home and shed in the 900-block of West Burgess Street.

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A search warrant was executed by the Mount Vernon Police Department Emergency Services Unit along with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 15 at a 900 block West Burgess Street residence. The warrant was obtained after an investigation into alleged drug trafficking that has resulted in charges being brought by the grand jury against Vincent Crim, 31, Mount Vernon.

MOUNT VERNON — A Fredericktown woman is charged by the Knox County grand jury with being in possession of a stolen vehicle and two stolen firearms.

Amanda N. Shafer, 33, is charged in a grand jury indictment with two counts of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony, two counts of having weapons under disability, both third degree felonies, aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and inducing panic, a first-degree misdemeanor.

According to court records, Shafer was stopped by Danville Police Oct. 15 after being clocked at 38 miles per hour on West Rambo Street in a school zone during restricted hours.

The vehicle Shafer was driving, a 2007 Hyundai, was reported stolen out of Crawford County. Inside the vehicle were found a .22 caliber pistol and a .22 caliber rifle. Both firearms were loaded, according to DPD reports. Knox County Prosecuting Attorney Chip McConville said the firearms are stolen, and Shafer is legally barred from possessing firearms due to a past criminal conviction.

The inducing panic charge comes from Danville High School and elementary going on a low-level lock down. Until the vehicle could be removed, faculty escorted students who had to move between the elementary and high school buildings for classes.

A stolen debit card was also found in Shafer’s possession, according to McConville.

Vincent Crim, 31, Mount Vernon, was indicted by the grand jury on two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, third-degree felonies.

The charges stem from two controlled buys Oct. 7 and 10. According to the indictment, Crim sold 3.3 grams of meth Oct. 7 and 3.8 grams of meth Oct. 10.

A search warrant was served at Crim’s residence in the 900 block of West Burgess Street Oct. 15. A press release from Mount Vernon Police states that a handgun, drugs, drug paraphernalia and evidence related to drug trafficking was seized. Three individuals were also charged with misdemeanors from the search warrant Oct. 15.

The search warrant was filed in Knox County Juvenile and Probate Court and is currently sealed. McConville said the search warrant came out of the investigation involving the two controlled buys.

Ashli Price, 33, Columbus, was charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a second-degree felony. The charge stems from a Oct. 13 traffic stop by MVPD. During the stop, an officer observed drug paraphernalia in Price’s car, McConville said, and Price admitted to having drugs on her person. Price was found to have 78 grams — about two ounces — of meth, according to the indictment.

The grand jury met Monday. They further issued the following indictments: Jonathan M. Jones, 20, Columbus, one count of grand theft, a third-degree felony; David C. Mason, 38, Newark, one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; Carter J. Gallagher, 19, Fredericktown, one count of possession of LSD, a fifth-degree felony; Ronda D. Berkshire, 61, Fredericktown, aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; Kelly M. Hoffer, 30, Butler, aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; Trenton A. Flack, 23, homeless, aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony; Jasmin J. Crawford-Aburahmeh, 24, Dayton, receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony.

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