Two Archbold residents and a California man accused of transporting 70 pounds of marijuana on the Ohio Turnpike have been indicted.
The Fulton County Grand Jury met Monday, Jan. 8, and handed down indictments against 14 people.
Justin W. Beck, 32, Archbold, was indicted on 18 counts of forgery and one count each of theft and grand theft.
In a press release, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said on or about Sept. 28 to Nov. 3, 2017, Beck allegedly stole and forged numerous checks, and allegedly stole cash valued at more than $7,500 but less than $150,000.
Amanda Jo Cardwell, 31, Archbold, was indicted on a single count of possession of cocaine. Haselman said on or about May 5, 2017, she possessed the drug.
Joseph R. Evans, 25, Chula Vista, Calif., was indicted on one count each of possession of marijuana, operating a vehicle with a hidden compartment used to transport a controlled substance, and trafficking in marijuana.
Evans was arrested after he was stopped for a speeding violation on the turnpike three miles east of the Archbold-Fayette interchange about 12:44 am, Sunday, Dec. 31. Troopers became suspicious of the vehicle and called in Pharaoh, the Wauseon police drug-sniffing dog. Pharaoh detected drugs in the vehicle. A search revealed the marijuana.
Haselman said in the press release Evans “allegedly prepared or transported marijuana for distribution, and allegedly knowingly operated a motor vehicle with a hidden compartment intended to be used to conceal or transport a controlled substance.”
•Eric T. Royer, 44, Toledo; indicted on three counts, breaking and entering, one count each, attempted breaking and entering, possession of criminal tools; on or about Nov. 3 to Dec. 15, 2017, allegedly trespassed in three unoccupied structures in Swanton with the purpose to commit a theft offense; allegedly possessed tools intended for use in the commission of a felony offense.
•Michael E. Leahy, 40, Bryan; indicted on two counts each, robbery, theft; on or about Feb. 3, 2017, allegedly stole a driver license, purse, and contents, and did so by allegedly inflicting or threatening to inflict physical harm on another.
•Jamon M. McConnell, 18, Wauseon; indicted on one count each, trafficking in marijuana, tampering with evidence; on or about Dec. 22, 2017, allegedly prepared or transported marijuana for distribution in the vicinity of a juvenile; allegedly tampered with evidence in an investigation.
•Tyler G. Shrack, 19, South Bend, Ind.; indicted on one count, aggravated possession of drugs; on or about Dec. 22, 2017, he allegedly possessed a controlled substance.
•Brittany N. Zuver, 31, West Unity; indicted on two counts, possession of heroin; on or about Oct. 9 and Dec. 22, 2017, allegedly possessed heroin.
•Seth M. Okuley, 20, Wauseon; indicted on one count, grant theft; on or about June 8-13, 2017, allegedly stole a firearm.
•Justin E. Mundy, 22, Wauseon; indicted on one count each, failure to provide notice of a change of address, failure to register a new address; on or about Nov. 8 and Dec. 7, 2017, having been a convicted sex offender, he allegedly failed to provide written notice of his change of address and failed to register his new address with the Fulton County sheriff.
•Aubrey Levesque, 38, Birmingham, Ala.; indicted on one count, failure to appear on personal recognizance bond; on or about Jan. 4, he failed to appear for sentencing in Fulton County Common Pleas Court.
•Nikia D. McCall Jr., 24, Wauseon; indicted on one count, theft, two counts, forgery; on or about Oct. 31 and Nov. 4, 2017, allegedly stole and forged two blank checks.
•Tomas Ramos, III, 31, Wauseon; indicted on one count each, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of hashish; on or about June 7-Dec. 13, 2017, allegedly possessed cocaine, heroin and Oxycodone.
•Trevor S. Link, 21, Holland, Ohio; indicted on one count each, aggravated menacing, abduction, assault, criminal damaging or endangering, theft; on or about Jan. 5-6, allegedly restrained the liberty of another, allegedly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to that person; allegedly caused a substantial risk of physical harm to the property or another; allegedly stole property from that person.