BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Three men arrested for drugs will go before the grand jury

WOODSFIELD – Three of the six men arrested on drug charges July 11 by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office recently were bound over to the grand jury.

The next session of the grand jury is scheduled Aug. 14.

Preliminary hearings for Dimitri Thomas, 40, Detroit, and Darnall Martin, 45, Detroit, were held recently before Monroe County Court Judge James W. Peters.

Joshua Bailey, 33, Krebs Hill Road, Clarington, also was bound over to the grand jury, but he waived a preliminary hearing.

Bailey faces charges of one count of possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a fourth degree misdemeanor. His bond originally had been set at $5,000, but it was reduced to a $5,000 personal recognizance bond and he was released, according to a county court spokesperson.

Thomas is charged with two counts of trafficking in heroin, a felony of the fourth degree; two counts of complicity, a fourth degree felony; one count of possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

Martin faces two counts of trafficking in heroin, a felony of the fourth degree; two counts of possession of heroin, a fourth degree felony; one count of trafficking in drugs, a fifth degree felony; one count of possession of heroin, a fifth degree felony; one count of possession of drugs, a first degree misdemeanor; one count of falsification, a first degree misdemeanor; and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

Bonds for Thomas and Martin were set at $50,000.

The other three men, including two from Detroit and one from the Clarington area, also arrested July 11 on drug charges previously were bound over to the grand jury.