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Several plead guilty to charges

Numerous defendants entered into guilty pleas Wednesday at Lawrence County Common Pleas Court on a variety of charges.

• Andrea Applegate, 38, address unknown, admitted community-controlled sanctions (CCS) violations. Judge Andy Ballard sentenced her to 90 days in jail with credit for time served. Applegate has already served 53 days in jail, leaving her with 37 days left to serve.

• Amanda Blake, age and address unknown, appeared for a pretrial, but failed a drug screening. She previously pleaded not guilty to three counts of trafficking in drugs, all fourth-degree felonies. Judge Ballard increased her bond to $75,000 cash or surety and $150,000 OR. Another pretrial was set for one week.

• Jonathon Bowman, 18, of 1724 Campbell Drive, Ironton, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony. Judge Ballard sentenced him to four years CCS under intensive supervised probation (ISP) with 11 months reserved, and ordered him to complete STAR, 200 hours community service, pay court costs and pay $9,510.46 in restitution to Bear Vapor.

• Michelle Brammer, 25, of 136 Private Drive 291, Ironton, violated her intervention in lieu of conviction, stating that she had previously left treatment at Mended Reeds. Judge Ballard sentenced her to four years CCS under ISP with 11 months reserved, and ordered her to complete STAR, 200 hours community service and pay court costs. She will also be fast-tracked at Mended Reeds at completion of the STAR program.

• Mark Devaney, 48, of 1502 C Bellefonte Road, Flatwoods, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, a felony of the fifth-degree. He was eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction, and stated that he has been in treatment at the Sanibel House treatment facility in Catlettsburg, Kentucky for more than a month. Judge Ballard said it was OK for him to continue treatment there pending the facility being approved by Lawrence County. He also ordered him to complete 200 hours community service and abstain from alcohol and illegal drugs for at least a year. If everything is met following a year, the charge will be dismissed.

• Randall A. Epilon, 53, of 96 Private Drive 501, Chesapeake, appeared for his pretrial, but failed a drug screening. He previously pleaded not guilty to one count of possession of drugs (heroin), a fifth-degree felony, and one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor. Judge Ballard increased his bond to $75,000 cash or surety and $150,000 OR, and set pretrial for one week.

• Dennis W. Howard, 38, of 1222 Lunbeck Road, Chillicothe, pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine), a fourth-degree felony, and one count of complicity to trafficking in drugs, also a fourth-degree felony. Judge Ballard sentenced him to four years CCS under ISP with 17 months reserved, which will have 20 days credit for time served if used, and ordered him to complete 200 hours community service and pay court costs.

• Shannon Lewis, 35, of 912 County Road 119, Ironton, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth-degree. Judge Ballard sentenced him to six months in prison, with credit for 28 days served.

• Ronda Littlejohn, 45, of 33 Township Road 616, South Point, pleaded guilty to one third-degree felony count and one fourth-degree felony count of trafficking in drugs (Methylphenidate). Judge Ballard sentenced her to 36 months in prison for count one and 12 months in prison for count two to run concurrently for a total of 36 months in prison. In another case, she pleaded guilty to one count of failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony. Judge Ballard sentenced her to 12 months in prison to run concurrent with the sentence on the first case, for a total of 36 months in prison. She has credit for 21 days served, and will be eligible for judicial release after two and a half years.

• Margie Marcum, 35, of Columbus, admitted CCS violations. Judge Ballard sentenced her to 120 days in jail with credit for 26 days served, leaving her with 94 days still to serve.

• Alexander Randolph, 25, of 257 W. Anderson Street, Crown Point, Indiana, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth-degree. Judge Ballard sentenced him to four years CCS under ISP with 11 months reserved, 60 days in jail with credit for 30 days served, and ordered him to pay court costs. His probation will be transferred back to Indiana.

• Doris Sharp, 25, of State Route 93, Pedro, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, a fourth-degree felony. Judge Ballard sentenced her to four years CCS under ISP, and ordered her to complete STAR and 200 hours community service.

• Joe Walden, 49, address unknown, lost his CCS trial Wednesday. Judge Ballard sentenced him to two years in prison, and ordered him to pay court costs and $912 in restitution to the victim in his original case.

• Deborah Douglas, 38, of 188 Township Road 1211, South Point, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. Judge Charles Cooper sentenced her to four years CCS under ISP with 11 months reserved, and ordered her to complete treatment at Mended Reeds. She failed a drug screening, and will be held in the Lawrence County Jail until she can report to Mended Reeds.

• Ernest J. Edens II, 29, of 514 Railroad Street, Ironton, pleaded guilty to one count trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony, and one count trafficking in drugs (Suboxone), a fourth-degree felony. Judge Cooper sentenced him to four years CCS under ISP with 28 months reserved, and ordered him to complete STAR and 200 hours community service.

• Dean M. Gully, 50, of 814 Adkins Street #A, Ironton, appeared for his pretrial, but failed his drug screening. He previously pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth-degree. Judge Cooper increased his bond to $6,000 cash or surety and $25,000 OR.

• Cody Patrick, 29, of Traveler’s Motel, Room 12, South Point, admitted CCS violations. Judge Cooper sentenced him to nine months in prison.

• Douglas E. Radcliff, 60, of 2357 Township Road 220, Willow Wood, previously pleaded not guilty to possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. He rejected the state’s final offer of four years CCS under ISP and completion of treatment at Mended Reeds. If convicted at trial, he faces a maximum of 12 months in prison.