A grandmother accused of selling prescription pills in front of her grandchildren and two other men were indicted this month in three separate drug trafficking cases.
Authorities say that Winnifred J. Smalley, 50, sold medication to a confidential informant working for the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force on Oct. 22 at her Crooksville home on South Buckeye Street. Her three grandchildren were in the home, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
She faces up to three years in prison after a grand jury indicted her on one count of aggravated trafficking in oxycodone, a third-degree felony. That count contains a juvenile specification.
In another case, Shannon C. McPeak faces 27 years in prison after he was indicted on three felonies. Authorities say McPeak, 34, sold “large quantities” of oxycodone pills from his South Main Street apartment in New Lexington, according to the Perry County Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives with the task force raided his home on July 10, where they seized pills and cash.
A grand jury indicted him this month on two counts of aggravated trafficking in oxycodone, a first-degree felony and second-degree felony, and one count of aggravated possession of oxycodone, a second-degree felony.
All counts include a forfeiture specification. Each trafficking charge also includes a specification indicating the alleged offense was committed near a school.
In a separate case, authorities say that Anthony J. Tamburello sold methamphetamine and hypodermic needles in July to a confidential informant working for the task force — once at his Crooksville residence and another at a location in Malta.
A grand jury indicted the 36-year-old on two counts of aggravated trafficking in meth, a third-degree felony and fourth-degree felony, and two counts of the illegal sale of hypodermics, a fifth-degree felony.
The third-degree felony contains a specification indicating the drug sale was committed in the presence of a juvenile.
Tamburello could face six and a half years in prison if convicted as charged. He's scheduled to appear on Jan. 6, in common pleas court for an arraignment.
Four other men were indicted in three separate burglary and breaking and entering cases in Perry County:
Published by the Zanesvilletimesrecorder.com