Columbiana County Grand Jury

Samantha Jo Monroe, 26, Bethesda, was served a secret indictment on charges of possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal conveyance of a drug of abuse onto the grounds of a detention facility.

On Nov. 8, 2015, Monroe is alleged to have taken less than five grams of crack cocaine with her into the county jail. She reportedly also was found to have a set of scales, a metal smoking pipe, a wooden stick and a blue plastic straw on that date.

The indictment was issued by the county grand jury in October.

Michael T. Rochford, 30, South Avenue, Columbiana, is charged with tampering with evidence, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of a dangerous drug and two counts of possession of drugs. On Oct. 12, Columbiana police found a hypodermic needle under the passenger side door containing a light brown liquid, found to be heroin, which he allegedly threw out the window to avoid being caught with. He also was allegedly found to have fentanyl and tramadol on the same date.

Raymond J. Nicastro, 47, Market Street, Boardman, is charged with two counts of OVI for allegedly crashing a 1996 Ford Ranger on Sept. 1 with a high blood alcohol content when he already has a felony OVI convinction in Madison County in June 2009.

Samuel F. Masters Jr., 40, Dresden Avenue, East Liverpool, is charged with failure to notify the sheriff of a change of address. Masters reportedly has a previous conviction of sexual battery in November 2011 and is required to notify of any change of address at least 20 days prior to moving.

Sherri L. Lanam, 28, St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, was served a secret indictment for three counts of possession of drugs. On May 13, Lanam allegedly had less than a gram of heroin, less than the bulk amount of fentanyl and less than five grams of cocaine. The indictment was issued by the Columbiana County Common Pleas Court grand jury in October.

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