Eaton Police, P.C. Sheriff’s make 9 drug arrests at West Somer Street residence, charge owner with nuisance violations


By Anthony Baker - abaker@aimmediamidwest.com



Eaton Police and Preble County Sheriff’s Deputies made nine drug-related arrests at a residence on West Somer Street in Eaton on Friday, May 29.

Eaton Police and Preble County Sheriff’s Deputies made nine drug-related arrests at a residence on West Somer Street in Eaton on Friday, May 29.


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EATON — Eaton Police and Preble County Sheriff’s deputies executed a narcotics-related search warrant at 120 West Somers Street in Eaton on Friday afternoon, May 29, resulting in nine arrests for charges including possession of drugs, felony trafficking in drugs, and possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia.

All found residing at the property were detained during the execution of the search warrant, according to Eaton Chief of Police Steven Hurd, but not all were utlimately charged.

“We need to gather [evidence of] definitive drug activity from a residence in order to obtain a search warrant,” Hurd said. “Activity was recorded [at the West Somer Street address] for a few months, and with the help of our citizens and drug tips we were able to obtain a warrant.”

The owner of the residence was served with several nuisance ordinance violations, according to Hurd.

“We are in the process of working with our City Solicitor and the Preble County Prosecutor’s Office in having that property deemed a nuisance,” Hurd said.

Three of the individuals arrested were arraigned in Preble County Common Pleas Court the following week:

Sarah Lynn Stidham, 35, of Eaton, was arraigned on charges of aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

David D. Duncan, 32, of Somerville, was arraigned on charges of aggravated possession of drugs and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Rachel A. Duncan, 51, of Eaton, was arraigned on charges of aggravated possession of drugs and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Duncan’s previous record includes charges of possession of heroin.

In addition:

Barbara J. Kenney, 58, was arrested for permitting drug abuse. Kenney and several other subjects arrested are listed as having resided at the property. Kenney was reportedly found with a large sum of money stuffed inside her bra.

Gage R. Moore, 31, of Eaton, was arrested for possessing drug abuse instruments. Gage’s previous record includes charges of possession of drugs or heroin and illegal conveyance of weapons.

Eric Shane McDermitt, 50, also of Eaton, was arrested for possession of drugs. McDermitt’s previous record includes charges of breaking and entering, escape, and domestic violence.

Arlen Lloyd Strike, 32, of Lewisburg, was arrested for possession of drugs and possession of drug abuse instruments. Strike’s previous record includes charges of burglary, breaking and entering, and receiving stolen property.

Amanda L. Tackett, 36, of West Alexandria, was arrested for possessing drug abuse instruments. Tackett’s previous record includes charges of burglary, aggravated possession of drugs, and receiving stolen property.

Curtis E. Wysong, 31, also of West Alexandria, was arrested for possessing drug abuse instruments. Wysong’s previous record includes charges of obstructing justice.

Also in court last week:

Gary A. Mullins, 69, of Eaton, was arraigned on charges of attempted murder, felonious assault and improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation. According to court documents, Mullins attempted to “purposely cause the death” of the alleged victim in the case on May 3 of this year by discharging a firearm into the victim’s residence.

Ronald L. Brammer, 47, of Harrison, Ohio, was arraigned on charges of abduction, domestic violence, criminal damaging or endangering, and disrupting public service. According to court documents, Brammer “did, by force or threat, restrain the liberty” of a female member of his household “under circumstances that created a risk of physical harm to her or placed her in fear.”

Brammer is also alleged to have “interrupted or impaired telephone service being used for public service or emergency communications.” The offense allegedly took place on May 18 of this year.

Robert M. White, 30, of Camden, was charged with community control violation on underlying charges of aggravated possession of drugs, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer, and menacing by stalking.

White was previously ordered to pursue substance abuse treatment in lieu of conviction on these charges after pleading guilty in January 2019.

Douglas E. Adams, 40, of Camden, was arraigned on charges of aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs, possessing criminal tools, improperly handling a weapon in a motor vehicle and carrying a concealed weapon. According to court documents, Adams knowingly sold, or offered to sell, methamphetamine in May of this year. Adams was also found to be in possession of a firearm which he used “to protect drugs and/or drug proceeds.”

Derek A. Lane, 33, of Eaton, was arraigned on charges of assault, abduction, and disrupting public service; Rodney A. Roberts, 47, of Camden, was arraigned on charges of violating a protection order; Charles W. Hawn, 44, of Chillicothe, appeared on charges of petty theft and theft from a person in a protected class; Ricky J. Maddox, 33, of Eaton, was arraigned on charges of receiving stolen property, failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer, and grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Michael J. Loprete, 35, of Eaton, was arraigned on charges of trespass in a habitation; Phillip R. Rehmert, 35, of New Paris, was arraigned on charges of tampering with evidence and failure to stop after an accident; Kaitlyn L. Maiden, 25, of Eaton, was arraigned on charges of aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs, and possession of drugs or heroin; Jacob Brown, 39, of Eaton, was arraigned on charges of aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs or heroin.

Tabatha Demorest, 47, of Lewisburg, was arraigned on charges of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of a fentanyl-related compound and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia; Ricky D. Barnhart, 58, of New Paris, was arraigned on charges of aggravated possession of drugs and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia; Jeffrey Powell, Jr., 26, of West Manchester, was arraigned on charges of aggravated possession of drugs, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension and operating a motor vehicle bearing an invalid license.

Jose Luis Torres, 19, of Springdale, AZ, was arraigned on charges of possession of heroin and possessing criminal tools; Lillie M. Nelson, 55, of Mowrystown, Ohio, was arraigned on charges of aggravated possession of drugs and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Eaton Police and Preble County Sheriff’s Deputies made nine drug-related arrests at a residence on West Somer Street in Eaton on Friday, May 29.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2020/06/web1_Eaton-Drug-Bust.jpgEaton Police and Preble County Sheriff’s Deputies made nine drug-related arrests at a residence on West Somer Street in Eaton on Friday, May 29. Courtesy photo

By Anthony Baker

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