After admitting to selling painkillers while under oath for other drug charges, a woman was indicted for two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.
Tonya Wilson, 29, of Frankfort, was at a suppression hearing for a previous drug trafficking case and said she sold Percocets in July 29, 2011. She also said she sold the painkillers on July 6, 2011.
“I nearly fell out of my chair when she said it,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said. “So I felt obliged to indict her for it after she admitted it.”
Wilson was indicted Wednesday for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
Cleveland said Wilson said after the hearing that she misunderstood the question.
Also indicted by the Franklin County grand jury on Wednesday were:
>Matthew Strickland, 24, lodged in the Franklin County Regional Jail, for first-degree promoting contraband and second-degree persistent felony offender.
Cleveland said during a routine search on Aug. 17, Strickland was found with a cigarette, which he’s not allowed to have in jail.
“They do periodic searches of the jail, what they call shake downs, to make sure that nobody has something in there that they’re not supposed to have,” Cleveland said.
During a further search, jailers also found matches, marijuana and more tobacco in his possession.
>Barry Ross, 31, of Portage, Ind., for third-degree assault, second-degree fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest.
Cleveland said Ross was at a state police office, and when officers checked his Social Security number, they found he was wanted in Indiana. When state troopers tried to arrest him, he attempted to flee and assaulted three troopers in the process, according to records.
>Raymond Brady, 33, of Akron, Ohio, and Darren Wright, 36, of Irvington, Ala., were indicted for flagrant non-support. Brady owes $9,724 in child support payments, and Wright owes $5,527, according to the indictments.
“Both of them have had a lapse of memory lately,” Cleveland said. “They’ve forgotten they have child support payments to make.”