Ginseng

Ginseng roots. 

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found 12 people guilty after arraignments and hearings this week at the Mount Vernon Municipal Court.

OCT. 28

Matthew Stewart, 24, of Centerburg, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on one year of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable.

Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney represented the State of Ohio in this case.

OCT. 27

Ronald Hall, 67, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Illegally Harvesting Ginseng. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine and ordered forfeiture of 42 ginseng roots.

Anthony Drye, 22, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days jail, with 177 days suspended, placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Christopher Staten, 24, of Mount Liberty, was found guilty of Driving Without a Valid Operator’s License and Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine for the Invalid License charge and a $45 fine for Speeding.

Stephen Underwood, 26, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on two years of probation.

William Palmer, 46, of Columbus, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days jail, with 177 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation.

Mykayla Marshall, 20, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Without a Valid Operator’s License. The Court sentenced her to serve three days in jail.

Samuel Davis, 59, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney represented the City of Mount Vernon and State of Ohio in these cases.

OCT. 26

Sarah Maynard, 23, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Assault. The Court sentenced her to serve 180 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed her on two years of probation.

Michael Hawkins, 26, of Danville, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct/Persisting. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine, serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on one year of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable.

Jordan Jackson, 27, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Discharging a Firearm in a Prohibited Area. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine, serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is applicable.

Brett Hunnicut, 33, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine, serve 60 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on one year of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable and complete the Court’s Hands Down Program.

Director of Law Rob Broeren represented the State of Ohio in the Maynard case. Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney represented the City of Mount Vernon and State of Ohio in the remaining cases.

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