Columbiana County Common Pleas
Theresa Coles, 37, Ruth Street, East LIverpool, was sentenced in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to three years in prison and had her license suspended for five years for illegal conveyance of prohibited items onto the grounds of a detention facility, possession of drugs and failure to appear. Coles concealed four and a half tablets of alprazolam inside a plastic bag in a body cavity and took them into the county jail on March 4, 2009. Additionally she had cocaine on May 3, 2010. She did not appear in court on Feb. 19, 2016 to answer to the charge from 2009.
Todd E. White Jr., 31, Youngstown, pleaded no contest to possession of drugs, a third-degree felony. On May 18, 2015, White had at least five grams of heroin. White is facing up the three years in prison, a five-year license suspension and a $10,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Jan. 27.
Bristen Z. Lavant, 21, Valley Avenue, East Liverpool, was sentenced to nine months for illegal conveyance of a drug of abuse onto the grounds of a detention facility. Lavant had concealed 13.49 grams of marijuana into a body cavity on May 31, 2014 and was then transported by East Liverpool police to the county jail where it was discovered the next day.
Lisa R. Orin, 46, Irish Ridge Road, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to illegal conveyance of drugs onto the grounds of a detention facility. She made prior arrangements with co-defendants and drove to the county jail to deliver a fast food bag containing oxycodone tablets to a corrections officer, who then assisted in taking them into the county jail. Orin is facing up to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Jan. 23.
Randy A. Martin, 30, Broadway, Wellsville, was found to have violated his community control for six counts of trafficking in drugs. This was the second time he violated his community control and he was sentenced to nine months in prison, while credited with 165 days in jail already served. In April and May 2010, Martin sold marijuana to confidential informants on five different days and was found to have a large amount packaged for resale when a search warrant was executed on May 7, 2010.