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South Point man faces 19 years

Numerous drug traffickers enter guilty pleas

A South Point man is facing 19 years in prison after previously pleading not guilty to all seven of his charges in two cases.

Cody Perkey, 22, of 108 Sharon Court, South Point, is charged with three counts of breaking and entering, all fifth-degree felonies, two counts of burglary, both second-degree felonies, receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony, and failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a first-degree misdemeanor.

He rejected the state’s final offer of 15 years in prison with the possibility of judicial release after 10 years, and is facing nearly two decades behind bars if found guilty at trial.

Judge Andy Ballard set trial for May 13 and 14.

In other cases:

• Candace Blankenship, 32, of 421 Township Road 279W, South Point, pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine), a third-degree felony. Judge Andy Ballard sentenced her to two years in prison with 46 days credit, and ordered her to pay court costs.

• April Bryant, 36, of 235 Memorial St., Coal Grove, pleaded guilty to three counts of trafficking in drugs (methylenidate hydrochloride, amphetamine/dextroamphetamine), all third-degree felonies. Ballard sentenced her to three years in prison with credit for time served. Pending good behavior in prison, she will be eligible for judicial release and STAR after two years.

• Teresa Dillon, age and address unknown, pleaded not guilty to trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, and complicity to trafficking in drugs, also a fourth-degree felony. Ballard set trial for May 7 and 8.

• Samuel Frye II, 39, of 668 Buffalo Creek Road, Huntington, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to theft, a fifth-degree felony. Ballard sentenced him to four months in jail and ordered him to pay court costs.

• Beauford Jones, 36, of 667 County Road 9, Crown City, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and forgery, both felonies of the fifth-degree. Ballard sentenced him to two years community-controlled sanctions (CCS) with six months jail reserved, and ordered him to complete treatment at Riverside Recovery Services and pay court costs.

• Taft Maynard, 26, of 1097 County Road 1, Apt. 27, South Point, pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine), a fourth-degree felony. Ballard sentenced him to four years CCS under intensive supervised probation (ISP) with 30 days credit and 17 months reserved, and ordered him to complete STAR and 200 hours community service.

• Timothy Perkins, 55, of 7895 County Road 1, South Point, admitted CCS violations. Ballard sentenced him to four years CCS with 11 months reserved, and ordered him to complete treatment at Riverside Recovery Services, 200 hours community service and pay court costs.

• Briana Kinstler, 24, of 68 County Road 405, Ironton, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs (methamphetamine), a fifth-degree felony. She was eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction, and Ballard ordered her to complete 200 hours community service and to continue receiving regular drug screens through the county drug court.

• Christopher Goodwin, 26, of 2339 County Road 32, Chesapeake, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. He was eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction, and Ballard ordered him to complete 200 hours community service and to continue receiving regular drug screens through the county drug court.

• Branden Sites, 29, of 1947 County Road 415, Pedro, or 818 S. Sixth St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to complicity to counterfeit a controlled substance, a fourth-degree felony, tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, escape, also a third-degree felony, and failure to appear, a felony of the fourth-degree in three separate cases. Ballard sentenced him to 54 months (4.5 years) in prison with the possibility of judicial release pending good behavior in prison after two years. He was also ordered to pay court costs.

• Randy T. Justice, 39, of 18 Raccoon Drive, Louisa, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs (methamphetamine), a fifth-degree felony. Judge Charles Cooper sentenced him to four years CCS under ISP, and ordered him to complete a drug abuse assessment.

• David M. Meade, 43, of 1312 S. Fourth St., Apt. B, Ironton, pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs (Oxycodone), a fourth-degree felony. Cooper sentenced him to four years CCS under ISP with 18 months reserved, and ordered him to complete outpatient treatment at Mended Reeds.

• Douglas F. Riffe, 38, of 412 Walnut St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to three counts of trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine), all third-degree felonies. Cooper sentenced him to four years CCS under ISP, and ordered him to complete treatment at Recovery Point and pay a $5,000 fine. Items were also forfeited in the case.