Teenager indicted on drug trafficking charges


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@sidneydailynews.com



SIDNEY – A teenager from Englewood who reportedly possessed more than $100,000 in cash when he was apprehended by law enforcement was indicted by the Shelby County grand jury.

Chase Spencer Gilliam-Beale, 18, of Englewood, was indicted on charges of failure to comply with an order or signal of an officer, a third degree felony, trafficking in drugs, a third degree felony, trafficking in drugs, a fifth degree felony, and possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony.

In fleeing from a law enforcement officer’s signal to stop his vehicle, Chase Spencer Gilliam-Beale reportedly operated his vehicle in a manner that caused a substantial risk of serious physical harm by running stop signs and traveling recklessly at excessive speeds.

Chase Spencer Gilliam-Beale reportedly prepared 1,000 to 5,000 grams of marijuana for transport and distribution, knowing it was intended for sale. He also reportedly prepared eight white pills prepared to appear as oxycodone for transport and distribution, knowing they were intended for sale.

He also reportedly possessed bags used for the purpose of storing, transporting and abusing marijuana.

The grand jury specified Chase Spencer Gilliam-Beale had $104,312.17 in cash obtained from the commission of a felony drug abuse offense.

Two others who reportedly were involved in the same incident also were indicted by the grand jury.

Kyle Phillip Gilliam-Beale, 23, of Englewood, was indicted on charges of failure to comply with an order or signal of an officer, a third degree felony, trafficking in drugs, a fifth degree felony, and possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony.

In fleeing from a law enforcement officer’s signal to stop his vehicle, Kyle Phillip Gilliam-Beale reportedly operated his vehicle in a manner that caused a substantial risk of serious physical harm by traveling recklessly at excessive speeds.

Kyle Phillip Gilliam-Beale reportedly prepared for transport and distribution seven and a half white pills prepared to appear as oxycodone, knowing they were intended for sale. He also reportedly possessed bags for the purpose of storing, transporting and abusing a Schedule II drug.

The grand jury specified Kyle Phillip Gilliam-Beale had $2,362.09 in cash obtained from the commission of a felony drug abuse offense.

Elijah Michael Stollings, 19, of Dayton, was indicted on charges of failure to comply with an order or signal of an officer, a third degree felony, trafficking in drugs, a fifth degree felony, and possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony.

In fleeing from a law enforcement officer’s signal to stop his vehicle, Stollings reportedly operated his vehicle in a manner that caused a substantial risk of serious physical harm by traveling recklessly at excessive speeds.

Stollings reportedly prepared for transport and distribution seven and a half white pills prepared to appear as oxycodone, knowing they were intended for sale. He also reportedly possessed bags for the purpose of storing, transporting and abusing a Schedule II drug.

The grand jury specified Stollings had $2,362.09 in cash obtained from the commission of a felony drug abuse offense.

Other indictments included:

• Cody A. Goshorn, 27, who is in the Shelby County Jail, was indicted on charges of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a first degree felony, and having weapons while under disability, a third degree felony.

Goshorn reportedly prepared 15 to 150 grams of methamphetamine for distribution and transport, knowing it was intended for sale, in the vicinity of a school. He also reportedly possessed a .380 handgun while under disability, having previously been convicted of robbery in Shelby County Common Pleas Court.

The grand jury specified a Diamondback .380 handgun was used to commit or facilitate the commission of a felony offense and that $345 in cash was obtained from the commission of a felony drug abuse offense.

• Jessie Stevens, 35, who is in the Shelby County Jail, was indicted on charges of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a second degree felony, possession of drugs, a fourth degree felony, possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony, and tampering with evidence, a third degree felony.

Stevens reportedly prepared 15 to 150 grams of methamphetamine for distribution and transport, knowing it was intended for sale. She also reportedly possessed a scale and bags used for storing, transporting and abusing methamphetamine.

Stevens reportedly possessed 1 to 5 grams of fentanyl. She is accused of trying to hide the fentanyl in a boot, knowing a criminal investigation was in progress, to impair its availability as evidence.

• Christian Irving, 34, who is in the Shelby County Jail, was indicted on charges of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a second degree felony, possession of drugs, a fourth degree felony, possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony, and tampering with evidence, a third degree felony.

Irving reportedly prepared 15 to 150 grams of methamphetamine for distribution and transport, knowing it was intended for sale. He also reportedly possessed a scale and bags used for storing, transporting and abusing methamphetamine.

Irving reportedly possessed 1 to 5 grams of fentanyl. He is accused of trying to hide the fentanyl in a boot, knowing a criminal investigation was in progress, to impair its availability as evidence.

• Arnel A. Murphy, II, 50, of Sidney, was indicted on charges of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a second degree felony, and possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony.

Murphy reportedly prepared 15 to 150 grams of methamphetamine for distribution and transport, knowing it was intended for sale. He also reportedly possessed scales and bags used for storing, transporting and abusing methamphetamine.

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@sidneydailynews.com

Reach the writer at kshaner@sidneydailynews.com or 937-538-4824.

Reach the writer at kshaner@sidneydailynews.com or 937-538-4824.