Several defendants have entered guilty pleas in Highland County Common Pleas Court following a large-scale drug eradication effort in the Greenfield area, while another indictment in connection with this case was unsealed Monday.

As previously reported, the Greenfield Police Department in conjunction with Investigator Randy Sanders of the Highland County Prosecutor's Office executed a number of drug-related arrests in Greenfield Tuesday, June 16.

The 30 indictments in this case were the first large-scale arrests in Highland County since October 2015, Highland County Prosecutor Anneka Collins said.

Sidney Binegar, 23, of Greenfield was indicted by a Highland County grand jury June 16 and charged with 12 drug-related felonies, according to the indictment unsealed Monday. Collins said that this is the final indictment to be unsealed from this investigation.

Binegar has been charged with:

• Three counts of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine in the vicinity of a school, a third-degree felony;

• Three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs (fentanyl, according to the indictment) in the vicinity of a school, a third-degree felony;

• Three counts of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony; and

• Three counts of aggravated possession of drugs (fentanyl, according to the indictment), a fifth-degree felony.

According to the indictment, the alleged incidents in Binegar’s case occurred over several days in January and February 2020.

Binegar was arraigned Monday in Highland County Common Pleas Court. A pretrial is scheduled for Aug. 19.

One defendant, Ray Scott Penn, 45, of Greenfield has pleaded guilty to:

— Engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a second-degree felony;
— Three counts of trafficking in heroin, all fifth-degree felonies;
— Aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony; and
— Two forfeiture specifications.

According to the indictment, during a period of on or about Jan. 1 through March 15, 2020, Penn “did being employed by or associated with an enterprise, conduct or participate in, directly or indirectly, the affairs of the enterprise through a pattern of corrupt activity or the collection of an unlawful debt.”

He pleaded guilty Aug. 5 to trafficking in heroin on or about Jan. 8, Jan. 13 and March 11, and to possessing methamphetamine on or about Jan. 16, according to the indictment.

Penn has been sentenced to seven years in prison, with jail time credit of 50 days.

Also on Aug. 5, Andrew Phillip Ward, 24, of Greenfield pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in heroin in the vicinity of a school, both fourth-degree felonies, and one count of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine in the vicinity of a school, a second-degree felony. According to the indictment, the incidents in this case occurred on or about Jan. 26, Jan. 27 and March 6, respectively.

Ward has been sentenced to a definite determinate term of five years, with jail time credit of 27 days.

Talena S. Spoerl, 41, of Leesburg also entered a plea Aug. 5, where she was found guilty of two counts of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine in the vicinity of a school (one third-degree and one second-degree felony) and a forfeiture specification.

Spoerl was sentenced to a definite determinate term of four years, 11 months, with jail time credit of 51 days. She was also ordered to pay $240 in restitution to the Highland County Task Force, and a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier has been ordered forfeited “due to its instrumentally in the commission or facilitation of the offense.”

It is alleged that the incidents in Spoerl’s case occurred in January and March 2020.

As previously reported, Patrick Jones, 26, of Greenfield also pleaded guilty to aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine, a fourth-degree felony; and aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine in the vicinity of a school, a third-degree felony in connection with this investigation. For those charges, he was sentenced to 27 months, with a total sentence of four and a half years as he pleaded to guilty to various counts in three separate indictments.

Other defendants in this investigation include the following.

• Jessica Ann Willett, 41, of Greenfield has been charged with 39 counts. A final pretrial is scheduled for Aug. 12.

• John Preston Willett, 44, of Greenfield, has been charged with 15 counts. A final pretrial is set for Aug. 12.

• Kaleb Earl Landrum, 28, of Greenfield was charged with 12 counts in one indictment and two counts in another indictment. Final pretrials for both cases are set for Aug. 12.

• Desarai Griffith, 27, of Greenfield has been charged with 12 counts. A pretrial hearing is scheduled Aug. 12.

• Gregory Allen Ralph, 44, of Greenfield is facing nine charges. A jury trial is currently scheduled for Aug. 31.

• Jason Lee Bond, 42, of Greenfield has been charged with eight counts. A final pretrial is scheduled for Sept. 23.

• Christopher A. Burns, 36, of Hillsboro was charged with eight counts. He has entered a guilty plea and is awaiting sentencing, which is scheduled for Aug. 20.

• Jason Louk, 46, of Greenfield has been charged with eight felony counts. A final pretrial is set for Aug. 12.

• Bobbi Jo Munyan, 36, of Greenfield was charged with eight felonies. Her case is currently inactive due to a capias or warrant being issued.

• Justin H. Stevens, 40, of Greenfield is facing seven charges in one indictment and one count in another indictment. Plea hearings in both cases are scheduled for Aug. 11.

• Ian Michael West, 22, of Greenfield has been charged in an eight-count indictment. A pretrial is set for Aug. 19.

• John M. Rodgers, 67, of Greenfield has been charged with six counts. A final pretrial is scheduled for Aug. 12.

• Douglas Simmons, 51, of Greenfield has been charged with six counts. A final pretrial is scheduled for Aug. 19.

• Robert Eugene Willett II, 31, of Greenfield has been charged with six felonies. He has entered a guilty plea and is awaiting sentencing Sept. 2.

• Jamie Lee Williams, 27, of Greenfield has been charged with six counts. A jury trial is currently scheduled for Aug. 27.

• Brian Adam Patrick, 34, of Greenfield was charged in a four-count indictment. He has entered a guilty plea and is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 20.

• Larissa E.G. Taylor, 29, of Hillsboro is facing four charges. A jury trial is currently scheduled for Aug. 24.

• Brandy D. Thompson, 44, of Greenfield was charged with four separate counts. She has entered a guilty plea and is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 23.

• Miko Rae Turner, 31, has been charged with four counts. A final pretrial is scheduled for Aug. 12.

• Jamie Coonrod, 48, of Greenfield, is charged with two counts. He has entered a guilty plea, and sentencing is set for Sept. 2.

• Timothy Cowman II, 29, of South Salem was indicted on two counts. He has entered a guilty plea and is awaiting sentencing, which is set for Sept. 2.

• Jamie Weis Robinette, 47, of Greenfield was charged with two felonies. The case has been continued due to a capias being issued.

• Kayla Sue Valentine, 27, of Leesburg, was indicted on one charge. A pretrial is scheduled for Aug. 12.

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