Grafton man pleads guilty to drug trafficking

LISBON – Jason Holloway, 33, Grafton, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court last week to trafficking in drugs for marijuana he had prepared for resale on April 20, 2012. He was immediately sentenced to a 10-month term of incarceration in a state prison to run concurrent with a prison sentence he is currently serving for a case in Mahoning County. His license was suspended for six months.

Thomas C. Cowdery, 42, Warren Avenue, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon, a forfeiture specification and three counts of possession of drugs. According to court documents, Cowdery had heroin, cocaine, buprenorphine, a handgun, $1,430, a digital scale and a scanner in his possession on Jan. 15. He faces up to 11 and a half years and a $26,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Jan. 24.

Dewayne A. McCullough, 27, Youngstown, pleaded guilty to illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto grounds of a detention facility and possession of drugs. He was accused of smuggling marijuana, heroin and cocaine into the county jail on Jan. 11, 2012. McCullough faces up to four years in prison and a $12,500 fine. Sentencing is set for Jan. 23.

William E. Van Dyke II, 49, state Route 45, Wellsville, pleaded guilty to domestic violence for harming Shelda Keefer on May 18, after he already was convicted of a previous domestic violence charge in December 2001. He faces up to 18-month term in prison and a $5,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Jan. 24.