Detroit woman sentenced to prison

Published 10:01 am Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Detroit, Michigan, woman arrested in October for trafficking oxycodone through Lawrence County was sentenced to prison Wednesday in common pleas court.

Tegan Alexander-Lindsey, 24, pleaded no contest to second-degree counts of trafficking and possession of drugs, third-degree tampering with evidence and misdemeanor counts of furnishing false information to an officer and possession of marijuana.

Judge Charles Cooper sentenced the woman to four years and nine months in prison, a $7,500 fine and a three-year driver’s license suspension. She was also ordered to serve 174 days in the county jail, which has already been completed.

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Lindsey indicated she wanted an appeal.

Lindsey was arrested on Oct. 30 after she was pulled over on U.S. 52 in Ironton by an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper for crossing left of center.

According to the report, written by trooper Drew Kuehne, Lindsey acted nervous and declined to be searched by the trooper. A canine unit was brought to the scene and made a hit on the vehicle.

According to the report, once Lindsey was outside of the vehicle and the trooper was conducting a pat down, the woman urinated on herself. The trooper also reported seeing a large bulge in the woman’s pants, which was shortly after identified as a latex condom filled with more than 340 oxycodone pills.

Lindsey was also found to have two grams of marijuana in a baggie in her bra.

In other cases:

• Kristen Easterling, 20, of 729 S. Ninth St. Apt. A, Ironton, pleaded guilty to one fourth- and three third-degree counts of trafficking in drugs (oxycodone).

Cooper set sentencing for May 6.

• Dwayne Fortner, 28, of 215 Riverside Drive, Chesapeake, was arraigned on a bill of information of fifth-degree breaking and entering at Little Caesars, to which he pleaded guilty. Cooper sentenced the man to six months in prison, plus two years in prison for a probation violation charge to which he previously admitted, for a total of 30 months in prison.

The man must also pay $320 restitution to the owners of Little Caesars.

• Fred McConnell, 38, of 298 Fourth Ave., Huntington, was sentenced to six months in prison for counts of fourth-degree assault and misdemeanor obstructing official business and resisting arrest, to which he previously pleaded guilty.

• Franklin Hall, 36, of 611 Mill St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to a second-degree count of felonious assault. Cooper sentenced the man to four years in prison.

Fall also admitted community control sanctions violations in Judge D. Scott Bowling’s courtroom and was sentenced to 28 months in prison.

• John Fedde, 35, of 2100 Lexington Ave., Ashland, pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree count of forgery. Bowling sentenced the man to four years CCS under intensive supervised probation, four months GPS home confinement and 200 hours community service. Fedde must also undergo a drug abuse assessment and complete follow up treatment if required.

• Marla Laber, 38, of 5236 County Road 6, Ironton, was arraigned on a bill of information of failure to appear, to which she pleaded guilty. She also pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree count of possession of drugs.

Bowling set sentencing for April 29.

• Taylor Stevens, 24, of Reed Street, Flatwoods, was sentenced to four years CCS/ISP for a fifth-degree count of possession of heroin, to which she previously pleaded guilty. Bowling also ordered the woman to complete treatment at New Beginnings and 200 hours of community service. She was also ordered to pay a $1,250 fine and her driver’s license was suspended for six months.

• Kayla Johnson, 29, of 405 Snook Road, Franklin Furnace, was arraigned on a bill of information of third-degree having weapons under a disability, third-degree failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer and fourth-degree receiving stolen property, to which she pleaded guilty.

Bowling sentenced the woman to two years in prison.

• Kenneth Crabtree, 47, of 2751 County Road 66, Proctorville, pleaded guilty to an amended count of fifth-degree attempted possession of drugs and misdemeanor DUI and possession of marijuana. Bowling sentenced the man to 90 days in the county jail, 70 days suspended, one year probation, DUI school, 200 hours community service, $650 in fines and a six-month driver’s license suspension.

• David Brown, 19, of 603 Shamrock Green Drive, Clover, South Carolina, was arraigned on a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana paraphernalia, to which he pleaded not guilty. Bowling set bond at $10,000 own-recognizance and set a pretrial for April 29.

• Devon Harmon, 37, of 627 S. Seventh St., Ironton, admitted CCS violations and was sentenced to seven month in prison.

• Dean Fields, 27, of 790 County Road 27, Pedro, pleaded no contest to an amended county of misdemeanor domestic violence. Bowling sentenced the man to 180 days in the county jail, suspended, a $1,000 fine and three years CCS.