By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT
STAFF WRITER

Seven area residents were indicted by a Hancock County grand jury this week on drug charges.

One of those indicted won’t be going to court. Larry Mullins, 43, of Fostoria, was indicted for possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. Mullins allegedly had less than 1 gram of heroin in Findlay on Oct. 31, 2018.

Mullins died Friday in Toledo, according to obituaries that appeared in The Courier and the Fostoria Review Times.

Jayson R. Burris, 43, of North Baltimore, was charged with possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. He allegedly possessed less than 1 gram of the drug in Findlay on Oct. 9, 2018.

Robert L. Click, 56, of Findlay, was indicted for possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony. He allegedly possessed less than 5 grams of cocaine in Findlay on Nov. 1, 2018.

Megan R. Dunson, 27, of Findlay, was charged with possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony. She allegedly possessed less than 5 grams of cocaine in Findlay on Oct. 21, 2018.

Amy Jo Price, 47, of Findlay, was indicted for possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly possessing less than 5 grams of the drug in Findlay on Oct. 26, 2018.

Stephen R. Miehls, 34, of Findlay, was indicted for possession of a fentanyl-related compound, a fifth-degree felony, for an alleged incident in Findlay on Nov. 29, 2018.

Santino A. Ortega, 27, of Findlay, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and for having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony.

Ortega allegedly had oxycodone and a handgun on Dec. 30, 2018, in Findlay. Because of a 2017 conviction in Hancock County for aggravated trafficking in drugs, he is not supposed to have a handgun.

Two men with prior domestic violence convictions were charged with that crime again.

James K. Atchison, 55, of Findlay, was indicted for domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, for an alleged incident in Findlay on Jan. 7. He was convicted of domestic violence in Michigan in 1995.

Brian A. Pichacz, 46, of Findlay, was indicted for domestic violence, a third-degree felony, for an alleged incident in Findlay on Jan. 5. He was convicted of domestic violence in Hancock County in 2014 and 2017.

Jason L. Durst, 40, address unknown, was charged with receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony, for an alleged Saturday incident.

Durst allegedly stole a 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck from Findlay’s Tiffin Avenue Taco Bell and drove down the road to Walmart, Hancock County Prosecutor Phil Riegle said.

According to a police report, Durst then attempted to commit a theft at Walmart.

Zachary C. Brooks, 26, of Findlay, was indicted for receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony, for an alleged incident on Nov. 8, 2018, involving a Findlay man’s debit or credit card.

Jason A. Smaltz, 40, of Findlay, was indicted for obstructing official business, a fifth-degree felony, for a Jan. 8 incident involving a Findlay police officer. Smaltz “created a risk of physical harm” while police were conducting a traffic stop of a vehicle Smaltz was not in, Riegle said.

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