BY KEN LITTLE
Fourteen people who were the subjects of investigations by the 3rd Judicial District Drug Task Force over the last two-and-a-half years were indicted this week by a Greene County Grand Jury, according to Greene County Sheriff Steve Burns and Greeneville Chief of Police Terry Cannon.
Drug counts in the indictments include charges related to possession or manufacture of methamphetamine, marijuana, oxycodone and crack cocaine.
Others were also indicted on possession-of-drug-paraphernalia charges, Burns and Cannon said in a news release.
MOTEL ROOM METH LAB
Indicted on a charge of initiation of a process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine, along with possession of drug paraphernalia, were Ronald Lee West Jr., 28, of North Fort Myers, Fla., and Ashley Danielle Eggers, 27, of 1642 Old Liberty Hill Road, Morristown.
West and Eggers were allegedly operating a meth lab on March 8 out of a motel room near Exit 23 of Interstate 81.
Acting on a tip, 3rd Judicial District Drug Task Force agents went to a room at the Super 8 Motel near Exit 23, an arrest report said.
Eggers had rented the room where she and West had been staying for two to four days, the report said.
Agents received verbal consent from Eggers to search the room and found a small box containing several syringes.
Also found in a backpack were "several items used in the production of methamphetamine," the report said.
The backpack held at least two plastic bottles "containing mixed precursors used to manufacture methamphetamine," the report said.
The indictment against West and Eggers states they planned to make meth "by combining substances that can be used in methamphetamine creation."
Two men, both of Rutledge in Grainger County, were indicted this week on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance.
Nixon Hernandez, 27, and Miguel Alberto Hernandez Zelaya, 31, were both indicted on the felony charge stemming from a Feb. 12 arrest.
Both men "knowingly delivered" about 10 pounds of marijuana to an unspecified Greene County location, their indictments state.
The amount was more than one-half-ounce but not more than 10 pounds of marijuana, according to the indictment.
In an unrelated case connected to a Drug Task Force investigation, Dionnica Doreen Wilson, 40, of 3080 Chuckey Pike, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell or deliver.
On Oct. 24, 2011, Wilson possessed more than a half-gram of crack cocaine, according to the indictment.
In another case, Bonnie M. Fields, 56, of Bulls Gap, was indicted after being charged on Oct. 26, 2011, with criminal conspiracy to commit the offense of sale and delivery of a Schedule II drug, Roxicodone.
Others indicted on charges not specified by the Drug Task Force include James Clayton Broyles, of Greeneville; Denise April Dawn Frye, of Greeneville; Joshua Ray Kilday, of Greeneville; Jonathan Michael Morin, of Chuckey; and Jennifer Watson, of Rutledge.
METH CHARGE IN TRAILER
In a case not included in the Drug Task Force news release, Joseph Frank Bickford, 38, of 40 Williamson Road, Chuckey, was indicted on a separate case on initiation of a process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Bickford was also indicted on charges of reckless endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia, evading arrest and an unrelated charge of theft of property valued over $1,000.
On April 9, Bickford knowingly initiated "a process by combining substances that can be used in methamphetamine creation," the indictment states.
In doing so, he may have placed another man present "in imminent danger of bodily injury (by) engaging in a one-pot method to manufacture methamphetamine inside his mobile home," an indictment states.
The evading-arrest indictment states Bickford reacted to the arrival of sheriff's deputies by "intentionally fleeing."
The theft case stems from a Sept. 6, 2011, incident where Bickford allegedly took a 1990 Chevrolet pickup truck from the owner without her consent, an indictment states.
Among others indicted this week by the grand jury on charges not related to drugs was Nicholas Lee Myers, 32, of 2115 Susong Memorial Road.
Myers was indicted on charges of aggravated burglary, theft of property valued over $500, tampering with evidence and resisting arrest.
Indictments state that on May 8, Myers entered a couple's house "without their effective consent."
Greeneville police said that Myers allegedly took property worth $983 from a house in the 7700 block of Asheville Highway.
Stolen items included sports cards, jewelry, and medication, police reports said.
Myers was charged with tampering with evidence after swallowing several pills that were part of the investigation, the reports said.
He was charged with resisting arrest after he "intentionally obstructed" Detective Jason Taylor "from effecting an arrest by using force against him," an indictment states.
LOTTERY TICKETS TAKEN
Kenneth Ray Heaton Jr., 36, of 44 Pebble Hill Park, was indicted on charges in two different cases.
Heaton was indicted on a charge of theft of property valued over $1,000 "by knowingly exercising control over more than 200 lottery tickets belonging to Greeneville Oil, Quick Stop No. 14" on Jan. 13, the indictment said.
Heaton was also indicted on a charge of theft of property valued over $10,000 but less than $60,000 in connection with the alleged theft in January of a Toyota Tundra pickup truck.
On Jan. 16, Heaton was in possession of a 2012 Toyota Tundra pickup truck with Virginia tags that had been reported stolen by Kingsport police, a Greeneville police report said.
The owner lives in Gate City, Va., Greeneville police said in the report.
The following additional indictments were handed up this week by the Greene County Grand Jury:
* Dennis Wayne Arnett, 39, of 123 Red Rowe Road, Johnson City: driving on a revoked license, driving on a revoked license-second offense.
* Crystal Lynn Bowlin, 39, of 358 Cecil Davis Road: theft of property valued at $500 or less.
* Heather Marie Cretsinger, 35, of 41 Boone Hill Court, Johnson City: forgery, auto burglary.
* Jason Jaylynn Cutshall, 33, of 3885 Mt. Carmel Road: theft of property valued at $500 or less.
* Kevin E. Daniels, 35, of 60 Sunnyside Loop: theft of property valued over $500.
* Billy Don Dugger, 27, of 825 Little Chuckey Road, Midway: theft of property valued over $1,000 but less than $10,000.
* Brittany Devoti Famiglietti, 23, 401 Cypress St.: theft of property valued over $500 (two counts).
* Jeffery Colt Good, 24, 620 Tobie Road, Mohawk: theft of property valued at over $1,000 but less than $10,000.
* Dustin Wayne Hamlin, 30, 946 Sinking Springs Road, Midway: criminal attempt to commit aggravated burglary.
* Cory Andrew Hensley, 21, 102 Rainbow Circle: domestic assault.
* Lou Ann Hogan, 235 Stone Dam Road, Chuckey: driving under the influence, driving under the influence-second offense.
* Sharon Luann Lane, 41, 1020 Sinking Creek Road, Chuckey: possession of a controlled substance in a penal institution (two counts).
* Allen Lynn Lawson, 44, of 4951 Kingsport Hwy., violation of the Motor Vehicle Habitual Offender Act.
* Jessica Lynn Penley, 28, of 760 Bernard Road: burglary, theft of property valued over $1,000 but less than $10,000, theft of property valued over $500.
* Brandon Lee Pounders, 27, of 75 Rheatown Road, Chuckey, driving under the influence, driving under the influence-second offense, driving on a revoked license-third offense, driving on a revoked license, simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
* Kelly M. Reaves, 43, 2336 Middle Creek Road: driving under the influence, driving under the influence-fourth offense, driving while license canceled, suspended or revoked.
* Blaine Devin Severt, 23, 760 Bernard Road: burglary, theft of property valued over $1,000 but less than $10,000, theft of property valued over $500.
* Bobbie Rae Shipp, 28, of 1175 Horse Creek Park Road, Chuckey: theft of property valued at $500 or more.
* Aubrey Wayne Robertson, 34, of 1145 Dashaway Road, Chuckey: driving under the influence.
* Darryl Alan Walker, 48, of Cincinnati, Ohio: driving under the influence, unlawfully carrying another person on a motorcycle.