Salem woman pleads guilty to weapons, possession charges

LISBON — Ashley M. Vanderhoff, 28, Maple Street, Salem, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to having a weapon while under a disability, carrying a concealed weapon, two counts possession of drugs and a trafficking in a counterfeit controlled substance charge. She is facing up to eight years in prison, a $10,000 fine and a five-year license suspension. Sentencing is set for Oct. 23.

On Oct. 23, 2016, Vanderhoff had a loaded Smith and Wesson 9-millimeter handgun concealed in her purse, while she was under indictment for the drug-related crimes for having .48 grams of cocaine in her purse on Aug. 12, 2014, having cocaine in a metal pipe on May 7, 2016 and selling heroin to a confidential informant for $180 on Jan. 19, 2016.

Ursula L. Lewis, 23, North Jefferson Street, Lisbon, pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of drugs. She is facing up to three years in prison, a five-year license suspension and $7,500 in fines. Sentencing is set for Oct. 23. Lewis had a plastic bag containing heroin in her boot and various pills containing oxycodone and tramadol during an execution of a search warrant at her home on Aug. 5, 2016.

Kenneth W. Delp, 51, U.S. Route 30, Kensington, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and two counts of trafficking in cocaine for his actions on Jan. 20, Jan. 25 and Jan. 29, 2016. He also was the owner of $258 used in commission of drug-related offenses. Sentencing is set for Oct. 23.

Wendall S. Beatty Jr., 28, Dresden Avenue, East Liverpool, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control on previous convictions of failure to verify his residence address, failure to notify the sheriff of a change of address and breaking an entering for prying open a window at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Liverpool on Oct. 20, 2015. He was sentenced to nine months in prison and credited with 143 days already served.

Lauren E. Smith, 28, Riverside Avenue, Wellsville, was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs and was placed on a three-year intervention plan. Smith had .2 gram of tan powder containing heroin on June 19, 2016.

Marcel D. Brown, 30, Cleveland, was sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to vandalism and seeking immediate sentencing. Brown damaged property at the county jail on April 4, 2017.

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