Five indicted on drug charges


By Brittany Wise - bwise@civitasmedia.com



Five men were indicted in Grayson Circuit Court this month on drug charges.

Joshua L. Blessitt, 34, of Oak Grove Road in Clarkson, was indicted on charges of marijuana cultivation, five or more plants, first offence, enhanced by possession of a firearm; Possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone) in the fist degree, enhanced by possession of a firearm; and possession of drug paraphernalia enhanced by possession of a firearm.

Blessitt was purportedly found to have been cultivating more than five marijuana plants on or about August 14 of this year. Court documents further accuse of him of having also been found to be in possession of the drug hydrocodone, drug paraphernalia, and firearms at that time.

Chief Deputy Corey Knochel with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office served as a witness against Blessitt.

The Commonwealth recommended that Blessitt be held on a $10,000 bond with 25 percent being required in cash.

Joshua B. Long, 27, of Orchard Street in Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) in the first degree, first offense; possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone) in the second degree; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Long allegedly was found with the illegal drugs methamphetamine, hydrocodone and marijuana on or about Oct. 16.

Officer Brandon Brooks with the Leitchfield Police Department served as a witness against Long.

The Commonwealth recommended that long be held on a $10,000 bond with 25 percent being required in cash.

45-year-old Johnny P. Leftwich of McDonough, Georgia, was indicted in Grayson Circuit Court on charges of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) in the first degree, first offense; possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) in the first degree, first offense; possession of drug paraphernalia; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; careless driving; and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

According to court documents, Leftwich was found to be “operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating beverages and/or controlled substances” on Oct. 11 of this year, at which time he also allegedly had the drugs cocaine and methamphetamine in his possession along with drug paraphernalia and a “Tarus PT AF 9 millimeter Para auto-handgun… without a license to do so.”

Officer Jesse Townsend with the Leitchfield Police Department served as a witness against Leftwich, for whom the Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 bond with 25 percent being required in cash.

Robert Donald, 65, of Hickory Flats Road in Leitchfield, and Alex D. Wright, 63, of Louisville, were indicted as co-defendants, with each facing one count of marijuana cultivation, five or more plants, first offense.

Donald’s and Wright’s charges stem from a Sept. 10 incident during which the two men are accused of having been found to have “planted, harvested or cultivated five or more marijuana plants with the intent to sell or transfer said marijuana” according to court documents.

59-year-old Timothy S. Blessitt, of Horntown Road in Clarkson, was indicted on one count of cultivation of marijuana, under five plants, first offense. Timothy Blessitt allegedly was found to have planted, harvested or cultivated fewer than five marijuana plants on or about August 14 of this year.

Trooper Scott Rafferty with Kentucky State Police served as a witness against him.

The Commonwealth recommended that Timothy Blessitt be held on a $10,000 bond with 25 percent being required in cash.

Other November indictments included:

Randall M. Carter, 36, of Eveleigh Road in Leitchfield, was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment in teh first degree; along with fleeing or evading police in the first degree in a motor vehicle; violation of a Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O.; and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.

Carter’s charges stem from an alleged Sept. 28 incident during which he is accused of attempting to elude of flee an officer and disobeying an officer’s direction to stop his motor vehicle “thereby [creating] a substantial risk of serious injury of death to persons or property,” according to court paperwork.

During the same occasion, he is accused of having placed Virginia Carter, Jody Jaggers, and a 16-month old infant in “substantial danger of death or serious physical injury.”

He is also accused of intentionally violating the provisions of an emergency protective or domestic violence order.

The Commonwealth recommended a $25,000 cash bond be set for Carter.

Anthony J. Hayes, 34, of Wilson Church Road in Caneyville, was indicted for receiving stolen property valued at under $10,000 and being a persistent felony offender in the second degree.

Hayes allegedly received a bush hog and several antiques and landscaping items which had been stolen from John Greaser, and were valued at less than $10,000.

Deputy Joey Beasley with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office served as a witness against Hayes, for whom the Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 cash bond.

By Brittany Wise

bwise@civitasmedia.com

Reach Brittany Wise

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at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.

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