Indy man indicted for drugs, weapon

By Jim Painter

SIDNEY — An Indianapolis man remains incarcerated at the Shelby County Jail following his arrest, April 26, on illegal drugs and concealed weapon charges.

Quintez Eldridge Hawkins, 18, was indicted by the Shelby County grand jury, Thursday, May 11, on six counts of aggravated possession of drugs and carrying a concealed weapon.

Hawkins is accused of illegally possessing 2,368 tablets of various drugs in his car when he was arrested. Authorities also claim he had a Taurus 9mm semi-automatic handgun under the driver’s seat when taken into custody.

He and others indicted this week face arraignment, May 18, at 10 a.m., in Shelby County Common Pleas Court.

Three people were indicted on forgery charges when they were arrested, April 28, for allegedly printing counterfeit notes.

Indicted were Travis Edmond Nelson, 24, 1467 E. Court St. Apt. F, Mark Anthony Michael Jr., 25, and Heather Kies, 26, both of 231 Jefferson St., Quincy.

In a related case, Robert L. Barga, 40, 615 Sixth Ave., was charged with complicity to forgery. He is accused of soliciting others to participate in the printing of counterfeit notes.

Other indictments include:

• Richard F. Cook, 50, Lakeview, one count each of possession of drugs, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and operating a vehicle with a specified concentration of alcohol.

• John M. McMaken, 55, 528 1/2 N. Miami Ave., possession of drugs.

• Jodie L. Cassady, 42, 841 S. Ohio Ave., possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools.

• Shane W. Archie, 35, Rock Hill, South Carolina, unauthorized use of motor vehicle. He is accused of taking a tractor trailer from Continental Express, 10450 State route 47, and driving it across state lines, April 15.

• Maria Huffman, 29, 2355 Collins Drive, Apt. D, tampering with evidence. She is accused of destroying baggies of drugs as a drug investigation was taking place at her residence.

• Kenneth A. Henderson, 28, 315 Charles Ave., failure to appear. He is accused of failing to appear in court for three drug charges after being released on his own recognizance.

• John P. Welton, 50, Rittman, Ohio, passing bad checks. He is charged with writing a bad check to Curly’s Meats in Jackson Center in the amount of $4,677.18 knowing the account had insufficient funds.

By Jim Painter

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.