6 indictments served over holiday weekend

LISBON – Six secret indictments were served throughout the holiday weekend.

Sharon I. Morrison, 61, Cleveland Street, Salem, was charged with one count of theft. Morrison allegedly stole between $7,500 and $150,000 in unemployment compensation benefits from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services from March 24-Dec. 28, 2013.

Two people from Lisbon are facing drug related charges. Lisa A. Clark, 54, and Rusty R. Altman, 41, both of Cream Ridge Road, Lisbon, each face one count of drug possession and one count of permitting drug abuse. Both reportedly had less than five grams of cocaine in possession, and allowed their property to be used for drug trafficking by Tremaine “T” Jackson. The charges allegedly occurred Nov. 13, 2013.

Benjamin R. Hipsley, 56, Riverside Drive, Wellsville, faces one count of possession of drugs. Hipsley allegedly had cocaine in his possession March 15 along with $51 with the intention to purchase cocaine.

Blakely S. Cooper, 23, Lincoln Avenue, East Liverpool, is charged with 12 counts of receiving stolen property and 12 counts of forgery. Cooper allegedly attempted on April 3 to use a money order belonging to Keith Anderson with a forged signature at a Rite Aid.

Shawn R. Haines, 29, East Chestnut Street, Lisbon, faces one count of trafficking in counterfeit controlled substance, accused of selling, or attempting to sell the substance.

Altman and Morrison’s indictments were served Thursday, while Hipsley’s indictment was served Friday. Indictments for Cooper, Haines and Clark were served Saturday.