Piqua man sentenced for drug offense


By Sam Wildow - swildow@aimmediamidwest.com



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MIAMI COUNTY — A Piqua man received jail time for a drug offense this week in Miami County Municipal Court.

Joey B. Smith, 30, of Piqua, was sentenced to 180 days in jail for first-degree misdemeanor possession of drugs, amended down from third-degree felony tampering with drugs, and 90 days in jail for second-degree misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instrument in municipal court on Wednesday.

Smith was originally charged on May 24 after a Miami County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed two subjects in the back of a van with drug paraphernalia, according to sheriff’s office reports. They were observed in a parking lot on Eldean Road near Piqua Troy Road a little after midnight on May 24. A hypodermic needle was seen in plain view prior to one of the occupants waking up and hiding it from the deputy.

Smith and the other occupant, Chassidy Saunders, 22, of Piqua, had reportedly been dissolving Suboxone strips in water and then using the hypodermic needle to ingest the Suboxone, according to sheriff’s office reports. Smith and Saunders both had prescriptions for the Suboxone film strips. A marijuana pipe was found on Saunders.

Smith is currently incarcerated in the Miami County Jail. Smith is also serving time for first-degree misdemeanor possession of drugs, amended down from fifth-degree felony possession of drugs in August. Smith was charged in April when he was reportedly found with a syringe and suspected methamphetamine.

Saunders was also charged with third-degree felony tampering with drugs in connection with this incident. Her case is still open in Miami County Municipal Court. Saunders is out of jail on her own recognizance.

The following people were recently sentenced in Miami County Municipal Court:

• Cierra J. Alvarez, 27, of Piqua, received a fine and suspended jail time for second-degree misdemeanor attempted child endangering, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor child endangering. Alvarez was originally charged after a passerby found a small child wandering in the middle of the street in the area of Wood Street in Piqua on Sept. 2.

• Harvey L. Baker, Jr., 46, of Piqua, received a fine and suspended jail time for second-degree misdemeanor abandoning animals.

• Kelly Conner, 41, of Dayton, received a fine and suspended jail time for first-degree misdemeanor possession of drugs, amended down from fifth-degree felony possession of drugs.

• Malinda Ann Fisher, 25, of Vandalia, received a fine for fourth-degree misdemeanor possession of a drug paraphernalia.

• Brian R. Forror, 41, of Piqua, received a fine and suspended jail time for fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor menacing by stalking.

• Tyler J. Gulker, 30, of Troy, received a fine and suspended jail time for fourth-degree misdemeanor unauthorized use of property, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor theft, and first-degree misdemeanor assault.

• Jordan J. Hicks, 20, of Piqua, received a fine for fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct, amended down from second-degree misdemeanor criminal damaging. Hicks was originally charged in connection with a report of someone damaging a victim’s downspout on the 800 block of North Downing Street in Piqua on Aug. 25.

• Derek D. Humbert, 41, of Tipp City, received a fine and suspended jail time for fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor possession of drugs.

• Corbin Joseph, 48, of Troy, received two years of probation, a fine, and suspended jail time for fourth-degree misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Alexander J. Morsey, 21, of Minster, received one year of probation, a fine, and suspended jail time for second-degree misdemeanor possession of a drug abuse instrument.

• Mathew C. Muncey, 19, of Piqua, received a fine and suspended jail time for first-degree misdemeanor unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and for minor misdemeanor possession of drugs, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor possession of drugs. Muncey was originally charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor after he had sex with a 15-year-old girl in September, according to municipal court records.

• Sharon A. Reese, 34, of Dayton, received a fine and suspended jail time for second-degree misdemeanor attempted theft, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor theft.

• Kody M. Sekas, 28, of Milford, received two years of probation, four days in jail, an additional 176 days of suspended jail time, and a fine for first-degree misdemeanor possession of drugs, amended down from fifth-degree felony possession of drugs.

• Ashley C. Torchick, 31, of Tipp City, received a fine and suspended jail time for first-degree misdemeanor theft.

• Hunter L. Ullery, 20, of West Milton, received one year of probation, a fine, and suspended jail time for third-degree misdemeanor attempted criminal damaging, amended down from second-degree misdemeanor criminal damaging.

• Garrett Albert Wall, 27, of Dayton, received one year of probation, a fine, and suspended jail time for first-degree misdemeanor aggravated trespass, amended down from fourth-degree felony burglary.

• David C. Werst, 31, of Troy, received one year of probation, a fine, and suspended jail time for fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor inducing panic.

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By Sam Wildow

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