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Two indicted after traffic stop

By RYAN DUNN
staff writer
A Hancock County grand jury has indicted two people on drug possession charges after a traffic stop on Interstate 75.
Melissa R. Chaffins, 38, of South Point, and Danielle A. Clark, 26, of Huntington, W.Va., were each charged with two second-degree felony counts of oxycodone possession.
The State Highway Patrol reported finding 1,206 oxycodone pills inside a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu at 2:20 a.m. Thursday on I-75 in Findlay.
Also, a Bowling Green man has been charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony.
Derek L. Shepherd, 23, allegedly attempted to harm another person on Nov. 2 in Orange Township with a 1994 Chevrolet vehicle.
Separately, Anton P. Pyles, 30, of Findlay, was charged with a second-degree felony count of burglary.
On Dec. 12 in Findlay, Pyles allegedly trespassed at 120½ E. Sandusky St., Apt. 302, when the resident was present in order to commit a theft offense.
The grand jury indicted 12 others on Tuesday:
• Christopher B. Bennett, 26, of Dublin, was charged with hashish and marijuana possession, third- and fifth-degree felonies, respectively. On Sunday in Findlay, Bennett allegedly possessed between 250 grams and 1 kilogram of hashish and between 200 grams and 1 kilogram of marijuana.
• Shad A. Noblit, 33, of Findlay, was charged with a third-degree felony count of illegal conveyance of a drug into a government facility. Noblit allegedly brought heroin into a building on Sept. 6 in Findlay.
• Mandy Meyercord, 36, of Waterville, was charged with three fifth-degree felony counts of deception to obtain a dangerous drug. Meyercord allegedly procured a prescription twice for Suboxone and once for hydrocodone between March and July 2012 in Findlay.
• Matthew J. Smith, 20, address unknown, was charged with receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony. On Wednesday in Findlay, Smith allegedly had a Findlay woman’s Millstream Area Credit Union ATM card.
• Jason J. Lenz, 36, of Findlay, was indicted on a third-degree felony charge of having weapons while under disability. Lenz allegedly possessed a shotgun on Jan. 1 without being legally permitted to do so. Lenz had been convicted of felonious assault in 2004 in Hancock County Common Pleas Court, according to his indictment.
• Heather L. Lenz, 39, of Findlay, was charged with a fifth-degree felony count of obstructing justice. On Jan. 1, Heather Lenz allegedly provided false information to a Findlay Police Department officer investigating firearm charges against Jason Lenz.
• Joshua H. Anders, 24, of Findlay, was charged with a fourth-degree felony count of aggravated assault. Anders on Oct. 6 allegedly harmed a man in Findlay after being enraged by the alleged victim.
• Jon M. Settlemire, 50, of Findlay, was charged with a fifth-degree felony count of passing bad checks. On Aug. 27 in Findlay, Settlemire allegedly issued a $5,000 check to Menards on the account of Vance Family Properties.
• Kathleen M. Holladay, 33, of McComb, was charged with possessing heroin and cocaine, and possessing criminal tools. On Nov. 5 in Findlay, Holladay allegedly possessed between 5 and 10 grams of heroin, a third-degree felony, and a Pringles can which was used in the possession offense, a fifth-degree felony. She was also indicted on a separate fifth-degree felony charge of cocaine possession.
• Elaine M. Newman, 50, of Bryan, was charged with a fifth-degree felony count of theft. Newman allegedly stole a Visa card on Dec. 30 in Findlay.
• Kyle J. McKitrick, 25, of North Baltimore, was charged with theft, a fifth-degree felony. On Oct. 22 in Findlay, McKitrick allegedly stole a television and Xbox 360 video game system valued at between $1,000 and $7,500 from Showplace Rent-to-Own.
• Tara S. Mullins, 26, of Findlay, was charged with cocaine possession, a fourth-degree felony. On Aug. 27 in Findlay, Mullins allegedly possessed between 5 and 10 grams of cocaine.
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