The Greenfield Police Department in conjunction with Investigator Randy Sanders of the Highland County Prosecutor's Office executed a number of drug-related arrests in Greenfield on Tuesday, June 16.
The Greenfield Police Department in conjunction with Investigator Randy Sanders of the Highland County Prosecutor's Office executed a number of drug-related arrests in Greenfield on Tuesday, June 16.

The Greenfield Police Department in conjunction with Investigator Randy Sanders of the Highland County Prosecutor's Office executed a number of drug-related arrests in Greenfield Tuesday, June 16.

Highland County Prosecuting Attorney Anneka P. Collins praised law enforcement for conducting a large-scale drug eradication effort.

The investigation and arrests followed the grand jury indictments of 30 people this week on drug-related charges, mostly dealing with the illegal manufacturing and sale of methamphetamines.

"The Greenfield Police Department did an amazing job," Collins told The Highland County Press. Collins also praised Sanders and thanked Highland County commissioners Jeff Duncan, Terry Britton and Gary Abernathy for approving an investigator for her office earlier this year.

"Randy has 40 years' experience in law enforcement investigations," Collins said. "I wanted to try this (an investigator within the prosecutor's office) to work on the drug problem in Highland County. The commissioners agreed.

"We realize that our local Children Services cases are out of control, and probably 95 percent of those cases are drug-related. If we don't do something about the people selling drugs, it's only going to get worse."

"Last night was an eventful night in Greenfield, as we witnessed months of hard work come to fruition by our hard-working police department," Greenfield City Manager Todd Wilkin said.

"Police Chief (Jeremiah) Oyer established many goals for the department for 2020, and he was well on his way to seeing many of those goals met and surpassed – until COVID-19 hit. However, crime never stops, and Chief Oyer and his department never stopped, either.

"What occurred last night is just a reflection of months of hard work and dedication to improving Greenfield and ultimately, Highland County. I want to thank each of our officers who I witnessed driving around town last night working hard, and I also want to thank Randy Sanders for his dedication as well. I have seen Mr. Sanders working very hard over the past six months. He is dedicated to his job as well, and we appreciate his assistance into this crackdown last night."

The prosecutor's investigator is available to all law enforcement offices in Highland County.

This week's drug busts in Greenfield were the first large-scale arrests in Highland County since October 2015, Collins noted.


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Individuals from Greenfield, Hillsboro and South Salem have been arrested and charged as of 12:30 p.m. Monday.

A 54-count indictment, involving nine individuals, has been unsealed in this case. Those charged, either jointly or separately, are Ray Scott Penn, 45, of Greenfield; Jessica Ann Willett, 42, of Greenfield; John M. Rodgers, 67, of Greenfield; Kaleb Earl Landrum, 28, of Greenfield; Patrick Jones, 26, of Greenfield; Jason Lee Bond, 41, of Greenfield; Douglas Simmons, 51, of Greenfield; Timothy Cowman II, 29, of South Salem; and Justin H. Stevens, 40, of Greenfield. The alleged incidents in this case occurred between January and March 2020.

• Penn has been charged with 39 counts, including:
— Engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a second-degree felony;
— Two counts of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine, a fourth-degree felony;
— Possession of heroin, a fourth-degree felony;
— 13 counts of trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony;
— Eight counts of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony;
— Seven counts of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony;
— Four counts of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony;
— Aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony; and
— Two forfeiture specifications.

• Willett is also facing 39 counts, including:
— Engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a second-degree felony;
— Three counts of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine, a fourth-degree felony;
— Possession of heroin, a fourth-degree felony;
— 12 counts of trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony;
— Nine counts of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony;
— Five counts of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony;
— Five counts of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony;
— Aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony; and
— Two forfeiture specifications.

• Bond is charged with eight counts:
— Two counts of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine, a fourth-degree felony;
— Two counts of trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony;
— Two counts of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony; and
— Two counts of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony.

• Jones is facing six charges:
— Aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine in the vicinity of a school, a third-degree felony;
— Aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine, a fourth-degree felony;
— Two counts of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, fifth-degree felonies;
— Trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony; and
— Possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony.

• Simmons is charged with six felonies:
— Three counts of trafficking in heroin, fifth-degree felonies; and
— Three counts of possession of heroin, also fifth-degree felonies.

• Rodgers is facing six counts:
— Four counts of permitting drug abuse, all fifth-degree felonies; and
— Two forfeiture specifications.

• Cowman and Landrum are each facing two charges: trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin.

• Justin Stevens was charged with possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony. He is also charged individually with seven counts in a separate case detailed below.

Others indicted include the following:

• Andrew Phillip Ward, 24, of Greenfield was charged with eight counts, including a second-degree felony count and a third-degree felony count each of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine in the vicinity of a school; a third-degree felony and fifth-degree felony count each of aggravated possession of methamphetamine; two counts of trafficking in heroin in the vicinity of a school, both fourth-degree felonies; possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony; and aggravated possession of drugs (fentanyl, according to the indictment), a fifth-degree felony. The alleged incidents in this case occurred on several different days in January and March.

• Bobbi Jo Munyan, 36, of Greenfield was charged with eight felonies, including aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine in the vicinity of a school, a third-degree felony; aggravated trafficking in drugs (fentanyl, according to the indictment) in the vicinity of a school, a third-degree felony; one count each of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine and aggravated trafficking in heroin, both fourth-degree felonies; two counts of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, both fifth-degree felonies; one count of aggravated possession of drugs (fentanyl, according to the indictment), a fifth-degree felony; and one count of aggravated possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. All of these incidents allegedly occurred in February.

• Jason Louk, 46, of Greenfield has been charged with eight felony counts, including aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine in the vicinity of a school, a third-degree felony; three counts of trafficking in heroin in the vicinity of a school, all fourth-degree felonies; two counts of possession of heroin, both fifth-degree felonies; one count of aggravated possession of drugs (fentanyl, according to the indictment), a fifth-degree felony; and one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony. The alleged incidents in this case occurred in January and February.

• Christopher A. Burns, 36, of Hillsboro was charged with eight counts, including two fourth-degree felony charges of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine; two fifth-degree felony charges of aggravated possession of methamphetamine; two fifth-degree felony charges of trafficking in heroin; one fifth-degree felony charge of aggravated possession of drugs (fentanyl, according to the indictment); and one fifth-degree felony charge of trafficking in a counterfeit controlled substance (heroin, according to the indictment). Burns’ charges stem from alleged incidents in March 2020.

• In addition to the previously mentioned charge, Justin Stevens is facing seven other counts: aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine, a fourth-degree felony; three counts of trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony; two counts of aggravated possession of drugs (fentanyl, according to the indictment), a fifth-degree felony; and aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony. The alleged incidents in this case occurred over several different days in February.

• Robert Eugene Willett II, 31, of Greenfield has been charged with six felonies related to methamphetamine: three counts of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine, all fourth-degree felonies; and three counts of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, all fifth-degree felonies. The alleged incidents in this case took place over several days in January and February.

• Jamie Lee Williams, 27, of Greenfield has been charged with six counts: three counts of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine in the vicinity of a school, all third-degree felonies; and three counts of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, all fifth-degree felonies. The alleged incidents in this case occurred over a several-day period in February.

• Larissa E.G. Taylor, 29, of Hillsboro is facing four charges: aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine, a third-degree felony; aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a third-degree felony; trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony; and possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. All of the alleged incidents in this case occurred on or about Feb. 12.

• Brandy D. Thompson, 44, of Greenfield was charged with four separate counts; aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine in the vicinity of a school, a third-degree felony; trafficking in heroin in the vicinity of a school, a fourth-degree felony; aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony; and theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. The allegations for all four counts occurred on or about Feb. 6.

• Brian Adam Patrick, 34, of Greenfield was charged in a four-count indictment, including two charges of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine in the vicinity of a school, both third-degree felonies; and two counts of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, both fifth-degree felonies. It is alleged that Patrick “did knowingly sell or offer to sell methamphetamine … in the vicinity of a school” on or about consecutive days: Feb. 15 and Feb. 16.

• Jamie Weis Robinette, 47, of Greenfield was charged with one count of trafficking in heroin and one count of possession of heroin, both fifth-degree felonies. Both charges were from an alleged incident on Jan. 31.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.

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