SIDNEY — The Sidney man accused of having a meth operation in his residence appeared in Shelby County Common Pleas Court Thursday for arraignment.
Richard V. Hensley, 38, entered a not-guilty plea to one count of illegal manufacture of drugs, a felony of the second-degree, one count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, a felony of the third-degree, and one count of tampering with evidence, a felony of the third-degree.
His bond was set at $20,000 to be paid in cash, surety, or 10 percent.
Hensley was arrested in June after Sidney Police Officers were investigating a theft of a credit card which led them to 221 ½ N. West Ave. in the city of Sidney.
During the investigation Sidney Police Officers observed several items used to cook methamphetamine. The residence was secured by officers while the Sidney Narcotics Unit obtained a search warrant. As a result of the search warrant, officers recovered several ingredients and tools used to cook methamphetamine, along with other drug paraphernalia.
Also arraigned on Thursday:
• Karin Barga, 42, of Sidney, entered a not-guilty plea to one count of theft, a felony of the second degree, with specifications. According to the indictment she is accused of stealing gold and silver coins from an elderly person in Botkins in an amount exceeding $37,500, but less than $150,000. The specifications clarify her interest in a vehicle was derived directly or indirectly from the proceeds of the theft offense, as well as $3,075 in cash, and the funds contained within her bank account.
Her bond was set at $25,000 to be paid cash, surety, or 10 percent. A no contact order with the victim as also issued.
• Donald Crawford Sr., 41, of Sidney, entered a not-guilty plea to one count of possession of drugs, two counts of possessing criminal tools (one drug related and one burglary related), one count of attempted burglary, all felonies of the fifth-degree, and one count of driving under suspension, a first-degree misdemeanor. According to the indictment on the drug charges he is accused of possessing Fentanyl, a plastic baggie, gel capsules, and a syringe. On the burglary charges he is accused of attempting to break into a residence on North Street in Sidney and possessing a hammer, crowbar, screwdrivers, hatchet, and gloves.
His bond was set at $5,000 to be paid cash, surety, or 10 percent.
• Kayla Snyder, 22, entered a not-guilty plea to one count of possession of drugs, and one count of possessing criminal tools, both felonies of the fifth-degree. According to the indictment she is accused of possessing Fentanyl and a syringe for the purpose of abusing Fentanyl.
Her bond was set at $2,500.
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