Nine indicted on drug charges


By Brittany Wise - bwise@civitasmedia.com



Nine Grayson County residents were indicted on drug charges in circuit court this month.

John S. Bayens, 55, of West Chestnut Street in Leitchfield, and Martina F. Hudson, 45, of Winn Drive in Leitchfield, were each indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree.

Bayens and Hudson are accused of having “knowingly and unlawfully sold 10 or more dosage units” of illegal opiates between April 16, 2014 and May 16, 2014.

Leitchfield Police Officer Brandon Cook served as a witness against the co-defendants.

The Commonwealth recommended that Bayens be held on a $10,000 cash bond and that Hudson be held on a $10,000 bond, with only 25 percent of Hudson’s bond being required in cash.

35-year-old Nathaniel C. Tritchler, of Eveleigh Road in Leitchfield, was indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree, possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, and being a persistent felony offender in the second degree.

Tritchler’s charges result from a March 23, 2014 incident during which he is accused of having been found to be in possession of two or mroe grams of methamphetamine “for the purpose of sale, transfer, or distribution” of the drug.

Tritchler allegedy committed this crime while having also been previously convicted of a felony within the past five years or while on parole or other conditional release.

Britania R. Cooper is listed as a co-defendant in Tritchler’s case, but was not listed among this month’s individuals indicted.

The Comonwealth recommended that Tritchler be held on a $25,000 bond and that he also undergo drug testing.

Leitchfield Police Officer Brandon Cook served as a witness against Tritchler.

Johnathon M. Clark, a.k.a. “Johnny Clark”, 25, of West White Oak Street in Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree, possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, and being a persistent felony offender in the second degree.

Clark allegedly was found to be in the possession of fewer than two grams of heroin “for the purpose of sale, transfer, or distribution,” of the drug, as well as other drug paraphernalia.

46-year-old Daniel R. Boone, of West market Street in Leitchfield, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in the first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Boone allegedly was found to be in possession of the illegal drug methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia on or about Aug. 9.

The Commonwealth recommended that he be held on a $10,000 bond, with ten percent being required in cash.

Leitchfield Police Officer Donald Cain served as a witness against Boone.

Tanya L. Winburn, 32, of Rabbit Flat Road in Caneyville, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in the second degree.

Court documents state that Winburn was found to be in possession of the drug hydrocodone on or about July 7.

Leitchfield Police Officer Jesse Townsend served as a witness against Winburn.

57-year-old James N. Neighbors, of Peonia Road in Clarkson, was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance in the first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Neighbors allegedly was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia on or about April 7.

Leitchfield Police Officer Brandon Cook served as a witness against Neighbors, for whom the Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 bond with ten percent being required in cash.

David Hockenberry, 52, of Brandenburg Road in Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance in the first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hockenberry, according to court documents, was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia on or about Sept. 22 2014.

Leitchfield Police Officer Brandon Cook served as a witness against Neighbors. The Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 bond with ten percent being cash.

30-year-old William C. Stevenson, a.k.a. Christopher Stevenson, of South Clinton Street in Leitchfield, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in the first degree.

Stevenson purportedly was found to be in possession of methamphetamine on or about April 24. Court documents go on to say that Stevenson was on parole at the time of the violation.

Leitchfield Police Officer Brandon Cook served as a witness against Stevenson, for whom the Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 bond.

Each of the individuals facing circuit court indictments are to be considered innocent until proven guilty. Indictments are charges being brought against an individual by the Commonwealth, but are not a finding of guilt.

By Brittany Wise

bwise@civitasmedia.com

Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.

Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.

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