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Drug cases dominate January docket

There are 19 drug-related cases set on the Jan. 25 criminal docket set to be heard by Circuit Judge Charles A. “Lex” Short – including the case against a Stanley Community woman who was allegedly caught with one of the largest meth oil discoveries in the county’s history.

Romona Sightler was arrested in 2008 by Drug Task Force agents who allegedly found more than 17 kilos of meth oil – or approximately 37.5 pounds – in her Bass Bridge Road home. She faces charges of trafficking a controlled substance, unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Those 19 cases equate for more than half of the 34 total cases placed on the docket.

Also included is the state versus:

Steve Pitts on charges of driving while under the influence; driving while suspended or revoked; and failure to display drivers license.

Billy Wayne Grace on charges of first-degree rape and sodomy.

Allen William Ansley on charges of trafficking, unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance; possession of marijuana and third-degree receiving stolen property.

Derrick Sheridan on the charge of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

David Whiltshire on the charge of murder.

Young Jack Lee on charges of trafficking, unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Amber Mitka on charges of chemical endangerment of a child, first-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Crystal Gail Owens on charges of third-degree escape, resisting arrest, self-inflicted injury and third-degree criminal mischief.

Zackary Keenam on charges of theft of property and third-degree receiving stolen property.

James Bailey on charges of second degree theft of property, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Van Sidney Potter for charges of sexual abuse of a child under 12 and enticing a child.

Keith Tanner on charges of second-degree forgery and possession of a forged instrument.

Donald Davis for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

Christopher Sladeski and Jessica Odom on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Keith Hutcheson on charges of first-degree unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession, trafficking of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kevin Tyrone Russell for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstruction of governmental operations and giving a false name to a law enforcement officer.

James Earl Ingram for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and improper passing.

Ashley Wiggins, Ricky Furlow and Larry Sutley on charges of first-degree unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lance Lee Campbell and Leah Appleton on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Campbell faces an additional speeding charge.

Heather Russell and Shanta Lane for theft of property, first and second degree respectively.

Gary Williamson for second-degree domestic violence.

Anthony Stoudemire for fraudulent lease/rental.

In separate cases, the following face charges of first-degree theft of property:

James David Holloway.

Maurice Tyrone Brown.

James Vincent Keys.

Also in separate cases on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, it is the state versus:

Christopher Calhoun.

Clarence Haymons.

Benjamin Hayden.

David Huggins.

Tommy Kelley.

Billy Tillery.

Brenda Douglas.