13 Jul Chillicothe man indicted on 10 counts related to drugs
CHILLICOTHE – A Chillicothe man was indicted by a Ross County Grand Jury for two separate incidents involving aggravated possession of drugs, among other charges.
Tyrell J. Nesbitt, of 250 Fairway Ave., faces 10 counts related to incidents on February 26 and April 17. The charges include: two counts of having a weapon under disability, both a third-degree felony, one count of possession of heroin, a first-degree felony, two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony and a third-degree felony, one count of trafficking heroin, a first-degree felony, and two counts aggravated trafficking drugs, a fifth-degree felony and a third-degree felony and for the April incident, two counts of aggravated possession of drugs- third- and fifth-degree felonies.
Eight of the charges stem from a February incident where officers attempted to execute a search of a Chillicothe residence, according to Ross County Prosecutors Office Investigator Jenna Hornyak. Hornyak said when law enforcement entered the home, they immediately saw two handguns and located Nesbitt in the kitchen. Officers allegedly found bags of a crystal substance and bags of brown and white powder. When tested, the bags proved to be 52.98 grams of heroin, 11.56 grams of meth and 5.3 grams of fentanyl, Hornyak said.
The first-degree felony of trafficking heroin is related to the amount discovered at the scene and the aggravated trafficking of drugs charge is due to the fentanyl.
Nesbitt was charged for having a weapon under disability due to a previous charge in 2018 out of Ross County.
And on April 17, Hornyak said an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle where Nesbitt was the front seat passenger. When the officer allegedly smelled marijuana, all subjects were removed from the car. Law enforcement then discovered a bag of a crystal substance inside the front passenger door. On the seat where Nesbitt was allegedly sitting officers located a separate bag of tan powder.
When tested, offices learned one bag contained 5.86 grams of meth and the other contained 1.15 grams of tentanyl. Because the amount of meth was over the bulk amount of three grams but less than five times the limit, the charge is a third-degree felony, Hornyak said.
The cases were among the 24 presented to Friday’s grand jury. Indictments were returned on all the cases, the following of which were open:
- Cornell L. Holt, of 1030 Fillmore Street, one count possession of cocaine, a first-degree felony. The charges stem from an April 30 incident where officers were called to the scene of a disturbance. Holt allegedly fled, according to Hornyak. He was located later with a total of 126.57 grams of cocaine in two separate bags.
- Chad A. Johnson, of 491 Penny Lane in Frankfort, one count aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. The charges stem from a May 17 incident where Johnson was located holding license plates outside of the Adena Emergency Room where a co-defendant was believed to be stealing a vehicle. An officer attempted to detain Johnson, who fled the scene and allegedly told officers he has a gun and put his hands in his pocket, according to Hornyak. He was later found with no weapon but the charge stems from the indication from Johnson that he was armed.
- Ashley E. Hammon, of 315 Barney Road in Beaver, one count attempted grand theft auto, a fifth-degree felony. The charges stem from the same May 17 where Adena police were called to the parking lot of the Adena ER where Hammon was allegedly located inside a victim’s vehicle. Under the steering wheel was torn out and the wires were exposed, Hornyak said.
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