EL man pleads guilty to possession

LISBON — Richard H. Stoddard III, 49, Lincoln Avenue, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to possession of drugs and was placed on three years community control. Stoddard had buprenorphine and naloxone on Aug. 3, 2017, when he has previously been convicted of drug abuse-related offenses.

Charges of receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed against Samantha M. Alicea, 33, East Lincoln Way, Lisbon, after the witness was unwilling to cooperate with the prosecutor’s office. Alicea had been accused of having a 2001 Dodge Neon belonging to Jordan Alicea on Sept. 25, 2017. She also had been alleged to have a metal spoon, a cotton ball and a bloody rag.