3 indicted on drug charges

LISBON – Three people were served with secret indictments this week for alleged drug-related offenses.

Both Ryan K. Dickey, 25, Metz Road, New Waterford, and Pricie J. Bittner, 19, Hawkins Road, New Waterford, are charged with trafficking in drugs. According to court documents, they had less than 200 grams of marijuana in their possession last Oct. 25. The charge is a fourth-degree felony.

Donald A. Byrd, 40, St. George Street, East Liverpool, is charged with possession of cocaine, a fourth-degree felony. In addition to cocaine he allegedly had $229 in his possession believed to have been used in drug-related crimes.

The indictments were issued by the Columbiana County Common Pleas Court grand jury in August.

Three no bills were issued by the grand jury in August also. Cases were dismissed against David W. Reed, Marie A. Heninger and David E. Gromley.