LISBON - An Oct. 9 preliminary hearing was set Friday in Columbiana County Municipal Court for two people charged with felony drug offenses -- co-defendants Jason N. Barnes, 25, and Christie L. Thrasher, 31, both of Sixth Street, Wellsville.
Following a raid of their apartment by several local law enforcement agencies, including the Columbiana County Drug Task Force on Thursday morning, the two are now each are charged with two counts of possession of drugs and remain in jail on $100,000 cash or surety bonds.
Court documents allege both Barnes and Thrasher had more than five grams, but less than 10 grams of heroin when a search warrant was served at their home on Thursday. Additionally, each is accused of having more than 10 grams of crack cocaine, but less than 20 grams in his possession.
Charles A. Sine, 42, West Eighth Street, Salem, was fined $200 and required 20 hours community service for failure to reinstate a license and reckless operation. Phillip A. Brandle, 51, East Perry Street, Salem, was fined $130 and required 20 hours community service for failure to reinstate a license and a stop sign violation. The two men were cited with traffic violations by a sheriff's deputy on Tuesday. Both were stopped within minutes of each other driving the same vehicle.
Christopher M. Nadzam, 22, Niles, was fined $130 for failure to reinstate a license and speeding.
Juston E. Buskirk, 33, North Market Street, East Palestine, was fined $50 for expired license.
An Oct. 4 pretrial was set for Nathan E. Steer, 25, U.S. Route 62, Damascus, charged with assault and criminal damaging for allegedly grabbing Stephanie Reed by the ankles while she was sleeping, then dragging her off the couch and shoving her to the floor of the East Fifth Street, Salem home on June 24. Additionally, he allegedly smashed her phone on the pavement. On the same date, a probable cause for a probation violation hearing is set for 2010 convictions of theft and criminal trespassing.