Two people appeared in Darke County Common Pleas Court on Monday afternoon. Judge Jonathan P. Hein presided.
Tiffany B. Barnes, 32, of Eaton, pleaded guilty to count two of aggravated trafficking of drugs, a third-degree felony and count three of aggravated trafficking of drugs, a fourth-degree felony. Count one of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony and count four of aggravated trafficking of drugs, a fourth-degree felony, were dismissed. She faces up to four and a half years incarceration, a maximum fine of up to $15,000 and a license suspension of up to 10 years on both charges. Barnes was released on her own recognizance, with her sentencing on Monday, Nov. 1.
Lloyd J. Powers, 51, of Dayton, was arraigned on one count of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to 12 months incarceration and a maximum fine of up to $2,500. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was represented by public defender Alex Pendl. He was released on his own recognizance with his next appearance on Monday, Nov. 15.
Darke County Common Pleas Court hearings are available to stream on YouTube at: https://tinyurl.com/commonpleas