City drug dealer sentenced to prison
Four defendants were sentenced by Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark O'Connor earlier this week.
Raymond Joseph (pictured), 36, of Bellefontaine, was sentenced to four years in prison, a two-year license suspension, and three years mandatory post release control after prison for two counts of trafficking in drugs and single counts of possession of drugs and intimidation of a witness.
In February, Joseph was indicted for three counts of trafficking in drugs (F4, F5, F5), two counts of possession of drugs (F4, F5), and single counts of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity (F1), intimidation of a witness (F3), and tampering with evidence (F3) along with a forfeiture specification for cash.
On December 21st, he was arrested on multiple felony drug charges near his residence around five o'clock.
The Logan County Joint Drug Task Force reports that Joseph was walking northbound on Ludlow Road. He then headed west on Colton Avenue.
Officers then took Joseph into custody.
Joseph allegedly spit drugs into the snow and stomped on his cell phone.
Authorities recovered a baggie with sixteen doses of heroin and another baggie with eight doses of heroin. They also seized $635 in cash and Joseph's cell phone.
He was charged with trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, and tampering with evidence.
Joseph was lodged in the Logan County Jail.
It was his second felony drug-related arrest last year. On May 30th, the Joint Drug Task Force arrested Joseph at 317 North Elm Street. He was charged with possession of heroin. Officers obtained a search warrant and seized black tar heroin and cash.
During both arrests, the Joint Drug Task Force was investigating possible drug trafficking in the city.
Isaiah Luster (pictured), 25, of Loganville, Georgia, was sentenced to two years in prison, a two-year license suspension, and three years mandatory post release control after prison for possession of drugs.
In October, Luster was driving a Ford truck westbound on Route 33 near State Route 347 when the Logan County Sheriff's Office stopped him for no tail lights.
After smelling marijuana, the deputy searched the vehicle.
Authorities found 111 grams of cocaine, 439 grams of marijuana, and digital scales.
Luster was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana.
He was also cited for no operator's license and operating a vehicle without tail lights.
Luster was lodged in the Logan County Jail.
In November, he was indicted for possession of cocaine with a major drug offender specification (F1), trafficking in cocaine with a major drug offender specification (F1), trafficking in marijuana (F4), possession of marijuana (F5), and permitting drug abuse (F5).
Matthew Bugg (pictured), 20, of East Liberty, was sentenced to 60 days in the Logan County Jail, five years community control, classified as a Tier I sex offender, and ordered to pay a $250 fine, court costs, and attorney fees for gross sexual imposition.
In November, he was indicted for two counts of unlawful sex with a minor (F4).
Brunetta Walker (pictured below), 54, of Bellefontaine, was sentenced to five years community control and ordered to pay a $250 fine, court costs, and attorney fees for trafficking in drugs and complicity to possession of drugs.
On November 2nd, the Logan County Joint Drug Task Force served a warrant at her 416 North Detroit Street residence.
Walker and two men from Columbus, Leonard Radford and Brooks Radcliff, were arrested on felony charges following a large drug bust.
Walker was charged with trafficking in crack cocaine and permitting drug abuse.
Radford was charged with possession of crack cocaine and trafficking in crack cocaine.
Radcliff was charged with having weapons under disability.
Authorities recovered a large amount of crack cocaine, a loaded .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun, money, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
In January, Walker was indicted for two counts of trafficking in drugs (F5) along with single counts of complicity to trafficking in drugs (F5), permitting drug abuse (F5), possession of drugs (F5), and receiving stolen property (M1).