Grand Jury Indicts Five Suspects In Ashland Meth Lab Bust

  • 11/14/2018 6:37:25 PM
  • Joe Lyons
  • Local News

ASHLAND, OH - A Grand Jury has indicted five people for manufacturing methamphetamines at an Ashland residence.

Ashland Police and the METRICH Task Force conducted an investigation at 506 West 10th Street on October 30th, with special teams responding to neutralize the potentially dangerous chemicals used in the methamphetamine production. After a search warrant had been prepared for the house that was under suspicion of manufacturing and trafficking of meth, Detectives moved in.

According to Lieutenant Detective Alting, officers were led to an unoccupied residence at 502 West 10th Street, which was next door to the residence that was being investigated. After contacting the landlord and permission to enter that residence was granted, detectives began searching the unoccupied home. What they found was evidence of the manufacturing of methamphetamines.

METRICH of Mansfield was called to the scene to remove the chemicals from the home. Ashland Fire Department also responded to the scene, as METRICH worked to clean up and contain the dangerous chemicals.

In documents released Wednesday from the Court of Common Pleas of Ashland County, a Grand Jury indicted five suspects in the crime. The court documents are detailed in full below.

 


 

James F. Redden, 51, of Ashland
A bail bond secured by the deposit of ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bond in cash. The amount of the bond is $50,000.00. Ninety percent (90%) of the deposit shall be returned upon compliance with all conditions of the bond. [Criminal Rule 46(A)(2)]; 
OR
A surety bond, a bond secured by real estate or securities as allowed by law, or the deposit of cash, in the sum of $50,000.00, at the option of the Defendant. [Criminal Rule 46(A)(3)]

Rhonda K. Shanks, 54, of Ashland
A surety bond, a bond secured by real estate or securities as allowed by law, or the deposit of cash, in the sum of $30,000.00, at the option of the Defendant. [Criminal Rule 46(A)(3)]

Jason A. Shenberger 45, of Ashland
A surety bond, a bond secured by real estate or securities as allowed by law, or the deposit of cash, in the sum of $40,000.00, at the option of the Defendant. [Criminal Rule 46(A)(3)].

Eugene L. Milkey 58, of Ashland
A surety bond, a bond secured by real estate or securities as allowed by law, or the deposit of cash, in the sum of $10,000.00, at the option of the Defendant. [Criminal Rule 46(A)(3)].

Barbara Baker, 50, of Ashland
A surety bond, a bond secured by real estate or securities as allowed by law, or the deposit of cash, in the sum of $30,000.00, at the option of the Defendant. [Criminal Rule 46(A)(3)].

The Indictments reads as follows:

THE STATE OF OHIO COURT OF COMMON PLEAS ASHLAND COUNTY

Of the Term 1st Partial in the year two thousand and eighteen
THE JURORS OF THE GRAND JURY OF THE State of Ohio, within and for the body of the County aforesaid, on their oaths, in the name and by the authority of the State of Ohio, do find and present that JAMES F. REDDEN, (SSN: XXX-XX-XXXX; DOB: 10-xx-xxxx) (IA: Ashland Police Department) did:

COUNT ONE: ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS (Section 2925.04(A) of the Ohio Revised Code), a felony of the second degree.

In that on or about the period between September 1, 2018 and October 30, 2018, in Ashland County, Ohio, James F. Redden did knowingly manufacture or otherwise engage in any part of the production of a controlled substance, to wit: Methamphetamine, a schedule Il controlled substance, in violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2925.04(A), ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS, a felony of the second degree.

COUNT TWO: ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY OR POSSESSION OF CHEMICALS FOR MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS (Section 2925.041 (A) of the Ohio Revised Code), a felony of the third degree.

In that on or about the period between September 1, 2018 and October 30, 2018, in Ashland County, Ohio, by virtue of Section 2901.12(H) of the Ohio Revised Code and/or Richland County, Ohio, James F. Redden did knowingly assemble or possess one or more chemicals, to wit: Pseudoephedrine and/or Coleman fuel and/or lighter fluid and/or lithium batteries and/or aluminum foil and/or cold packs, that may be used to manufacture a controlled substance in schedule I or Il with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance in schedule I or Il in violation of Section 2925.04 of the Revised Code, i.e., Methamphetamine, a schedule Il controlled substance, in violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2925.041(A), ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY OR POSSESSION OF CHEMICALS FOR MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS, a felony of the third degree.

COUNT THREE: AGGRAVATED TRAFFICKING IN DRUGS (Section of the Ohio Revised Code), a felony of the fourth degree.

In that on or about the period between September 1, 2018 and October 30, 2018, in Ashland County, Ohio, James F. Redden did knowingly sell or offer to sell a controlled substance, to wit: Methamphetamine, a schedule Il controlled substance, in violation of Ohio Revised Code Section AGGRAVATED TRAFFICKING IN DRUGS, a felony of the fourth degree.

 


Rhonda K. Shanks, 54, of Ashland

 

THE JURORS OF THE GRAND JURY OF THE State of Ohio, within and for the body of the County aforesaid, on their oaths, in the name and by the authority of the State of Ohio, do find and present that RHONDA K. SHANKS, (SSN: XXX-XX-XXXX; DOB: 09-xx-XX) (IA: Ashland Police Department) did:

COUNT ONE: COMPLICITY (ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS) (Sections and 2925.04(A) of the Ohio Revised Code), a felony of the second degree.

In that on or about the period between September 1, 2018 and October 30, 2018, in Ashland County, Ohio, Rhonda K. Shanks did knowingly aid or abet another, to wit: James F. Redden, in committing Illegal Manufacture of Drugs (ORC Section 2925.04(A)), in violation of Ohio Revised Code Sections 2923.03(A)(2) and 2925.04(A), COMPLICITY (ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS), a felony of the second degree.

COUNT TWO. ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY OR POSSESSION OF CHEMICALS FOR MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS (Section 2925.041 (A) of the Ohio Revised Code), a felony of the third degree.

In that on or about the period between September 1, 2018 and October 30, 2018, in Ashland County, Ohio, Rhonda K. Shanks did knowingly assemble or possess one or more chemicals, to wit: Pseudoephedrine, that may be used to manufacture a controlled substance in schedule I or Il with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance in schedule I or Il in violation of Section 2925.04 of the Revised Code, i.e., Methamphetamine, a schedule Il controlled substance, in violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2925.041(A), ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY OR POSSESSION OF CHEMICALS FOR MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS, a felony of the third degree.

 


Jason A. Shenberger 45, of Ashland
THE JURORS OF THE GRAND JURY OF THE state of Ohio, within and for the body of the County aforesaid, on their oaths, in the name and by the authority of the State of Ohio, do find and present that JASON A. SHENBERGER, (SSN: XXX-XX-XXXX; DOB: 11-XX-XXXX) (IA: Ashland Police Department) did: 
COUNT ONE: COMPLICITY (ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS) Ohio Revised Code), a felony of the second degree.

In that on or about the period between October 1, 2018 and October 30, 2018, in Ashland County, Ohio, Jason A. Shenberger did knowingly aid or abet another, to wit: James F. Redden, in committing Illegal Manufacture of Drugs (ORC Section 2925.04(A)), in violation of Ohio Revised Code Sections2923.03(A)(2) and 2925.04(A), COMPLICITY (ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS), a felony of the second degree.

COUNT TWO: ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY OR POSSESSION OF CHEMICALS FOR MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS (Section 2925.041 (A) of the Ohio Revised Code), a felony of the third degree.

In that on or about the period between October 1, 2018 and October 30, 2018, in Ashland County, Ohio, Jason A. Shenberger did knowingly assemble or possess one or more chemicals, to wit: 
Pseudoephedrine, that may be used to manufacture a controlled substance in schedule I or II with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance in schedule I or Il in violation of Section 2925.04 of the Revised Code, i.e., Methamphetamine, a schedule Il controlled substance, in violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2925.041(A), ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY OR POSSESSION OF CHEMICALS FOR MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS, a felony of the third degree..


Eugene L. Milkey 58, of Ashland

 

THE JURORS OF THE GRAND JURY OF THE state of Ohio, within and for the body of the County aforesaid, on their oaths, in the name and by the authority of the State of Ohio, do find and present that EUGENE L. MILKEY, (SSN: xxx-XX-XXXX; DOB: 02-XX-XXXX) (IA: Ashland Police Department) did:

COUNT ONE: AGGRAVATED POSSESSION OF DRUGS (Section 2925.11 (A) of the Ohio Revised code), a felony of the fifth degree.

In that on or about the period between October 1, 2018 and October 30, 2018, in Ashland County, Ohio, Eugene L. Milkey did knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance, to wit: Methamphetamine, a schedule Il controlled substance, in violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2925.11 AGGRAVATED POSSESSION OF DRUGS, a felony of the fifth degree.

COUNT PERMITTING DRUG ABUSE (Section 2925.13(B) of the Ohio Revised code), a felony of the fifth degree.

In that on or about the period between October 1, 2018 and October 30, 2018, in Ashland County, Ohio, Eugene L. Milkey, who is the owner, lessee, or occupant, or who had custody, control, or supervision, of premises or real estate, including vacant land, to wit: the property located at 506 West 10th Street, Ashland, Ohio, did knowingly permit the premises or real estate, including vacant land, to be used for the commission of a felony drug abuse offense by another person, and further, the felony drug abuse offense in question is a violation of section 2925.03 of the Revised Code, to wit: Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs (ORC Section 2925.03(A)(1), a felony of the fifth degree), in violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2925.13(B), PERMITTING DRUG ABUSE, a felony of the fifth degree.

 


 

Barbara Baker, 50, of Ashland

THE JURORS OF THE GRAND JURY OF THE State of Ohio, within and for the body of the County aforesaid, on their oaths, in the name and by the authority of the State of Ohio, do find and present that BARBARA A. BAKER, (SSN: XXX-XX-XXXX0; DOB: 11-XX-XX) (IA: Ashland Police Department) did:

COUNT ONE: COMPLICITY (ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS) (Sections and 2925.04(A) of the Ohio Revised Code), a felony of the second degree.

In that on or about the period between October 1, 2018 and October 30, 2018, in Ashland County, Ohio, Barbara A. Baker did knowingly aid or abet another, to wit: James F. Redden, in committing Illegal Manufacture of Drugs (ORC Section 2925.04(A)), in violation of Ohio Revised Code Sections and 2925.04(A), COMPLICITY (ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS), a felony of the second degree.

COUNT TWO: ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY OR POSSESSION OF CHEMICALS FOR MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS (Section 2925.041 (A) of the Ohio Revised Code), a felony of the third degree.

In that on or about the period between October 1 , 2018 and October 30, 2018, in Ashland County, Ohio, Barbara A. Baker did knowingly assemble or possess one or more chemicals, to wit: Pseudoephedrine, that may be used to manufacture a controlled substance in schedule I or Il with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance in schedule I or Il in violation of Section 2925.04 of the Revised Code, i.e., Methamphetamine, a schedule Il controlled substance, in violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2925.041 ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY OR POSSESSION OF CHEMICALS FOR MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS, a felony of the third degree.

COUNT THREE: POSSESSING CRIMINAL TOOLS (Section 2923.24(A) of the Ohio Revised Code), a felony of the fifth degree.

In that on or about the period between October 1, 2018 and October 30, 2018, in Ashland County, Ohio, Barbara A. Baker did possess or have under her control any substance, device, instrument, or article, to wit: one (1) 2003 Pontiac Grand Am with Ohio license plate FLH3652, with purpose to use it criminally, and further the circumstances indicate that the substance, device, instrument, or article involved in the offense was intended for use in the commission of a felony, in violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2923.24(A), POSSESSING CRIMINAL TOOLS, a felony of the fifth degree.

SPECIFICATION TO COUNTS ONE, TWO, AND THREE: (Sections 2981.04 and 2941.1417 of the Ohio Revised code)

The Grand Jurors further find and specify that the 2003 Pontiac Grand Am with Ohio license plate FLH3652 possessed and owned by the said Barbara A. Baker was contraband involved in Count One and/or Count Two and/or Count Three and/or was used or intended to be used as an instrumentality in the commission of, or to facilitate the commission of a felony, and therefore is subject to forfeiture pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 2981.02.

COUNT FOUR: PERMITTING DRUG ABUSE (Section 2925.13(A) of the Ohio Revised Code), a misdemeanor of the first degree.

In that on or about the period between October 1, 2018 and October 30, 2018, in Ashland County, Ohio, Barbara A. Baker, a person who is the owner, operator, or person in charge of a vehicle, as defined in Division (A) of Section 4501 .01 of the Revised Code, to wit: one (1) 2003 Pontiac Grand Am with Ohio license plate FLH3652, did knowingly permit the vehicle to be used for the commission of a felony drug abuse offense, in violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2925.13(A), PERMITTING DRUG ABUSE, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

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