Man pleads guilty to break in, drug possession

LISBON — In Common Pleas Court, Travis S. Rhodes, 29, East North Avenue, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering, two counts of possession of cocaine, possession of drugs and two counts of aggravated possession of drugs. Sentencing is set for Jan. 29. On Dec. 24, 2019, Rhodes had methamphetamine. On April 16, 2020, Rhodes broke into a home belonging to F. Wade Shank on Carmel Achor Road, Rogers, the same day he was found to have crack cocaine and methamphetamines. On Oct. 13, 2019, Rhodes again had methamphetamines, as well as syringe and burprenorphine. Finally, on April 13, 2018, Rhodes had cocaine and pregabalin. The majority of the charges against Rhodes a fifth-degree felonies, with each carrying a possible maximum sentence of a year in jail and a $2,500, but the charges could run consecutively. The remaining charges are misdemeanors.

William J. Ayers, 37, pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony, and requested immediate sentencing. Ayers was sentenced by Judge Megan Bickerton to a year in prison. He had methamphetamine on May 7, 2018.

Loyal L. Miller, 58, Sleepy Hollow Drive, Leetonia, pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence. He faces up to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Jan. 29. Miller had attempted to hide an eyeglass case with a spoon and three hypodermic syringes on Sept. 10, 2019.


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