Grand jury returns indictments against 54 individuals

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Sixty-eight indictments for embezzlement and money laundering were returned against a Vinton woman last week when a Botetourt County grand jury met in Fincastle.

Colleen S. Dresser of Vinton is facing 34 counts of embezzlement and 34 counts of money laundering for allegedly siphoning off over $100,000 from a Botetourt County businessman and running some of the money through a non-profit she served as treasurer for.

The indictments cover a period from May 2012 to October 2016. She is scheduled for arraignment March 21. A May 25 trial date has been set.

She is among 54 individuals who had true bills returned against them by the grand jury. Eighteen of those had charges related to distributing or possession of drugs. Seven of those involved methamphetamine or methylphenidate, seven involved cocaine, six involved heroin and four involved hydrocodone.

Direct indictments were returned against 29 individuals and charges were certified against 25 individuals.

True bills were returned against:

DIRECT

• Wesley Arrington of Roanoke, distributing methylphenidate

• Marcus Daquan Banks of Roanoke, two counts of distributing cocaine, two counts of driving suspended

• Nicholas Stuart Bennett of Vinton, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine

• Jennifer Lynn Berry of Roanoke, two counts of distributing heroin

• Brian Aubrey Burnette, address unavailable, forgery, uttering and five counts of bad checks

• Christopher Warren Cassell of Roanoke, distributing morphine, distributing heroin

• Mary Clemon, address unavailable, distributing methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

• Raymond James Cooper of Roanoke, distributing methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

• Amanda Lee Coughlin of Troutville, driving under the influence

• Christi Elizabeth Cousart, two counts of distributing methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

• Roderick Eugene Dew of Roanoke, distributing cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine

• Colleen S. Dresser of Vinton, 34 counts of embezzlement and 34 counts of money laundering.

• Claudia Gonzalez of Hialeah, Fla., two counts of false pretenses, two counts of money laundering, identity theft

• Brittney L. Haynes of Eagle Rock, distributing hydrocodone, conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone

• Blake Ovid Horne of Troutville, driving under the influence, bodily injury

• Devon Jarfar Jarvis, three counts of distributing cocaine

• Victoria Lynn Johnson of Blue Ridge, two counts of distributing hydromorphone

• Jason Lee Kegley of Salem, three counts of distributing methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

• Roy David Patterson of Eagle Rock, distributing hydrocodone, conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone

• Michael Roderick Payne of Bristol, Tenn., driving after being a habitual offender, subsequent

• Kaylee Morgan Price of Salem, possession of Schedule I/II controlled substances

• Cody Ruff of Roanoke, grand larceny of a firearm

• Brandon Nicholas Sixbey of Thaxton, uttering

• Marcus Dwayne Smith of Roanoke, distributing cocaine, distributing heroin, conspiracy to distribute cocaine

• Darus Willie Somieari of Roanoke, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine

• Christopher Dudley Tedder of Kernersville, N.C., hit and run

• Noelle Maria Washington of Fincastle, three counts of embezzlement

• Derrick Wayne Wertz of Fincastle, three counts of embezzlement

• Derrick Wayne Wertz of Fincastle, malicious wounding, abduction, breaking and entering

• Arthur Gus Zambounis of Roanoke, two counts of construction fraud, two counts of false pretenses

CERTIFIED

• Stacey Jean Barbour of Troutville, credit card theft, credit card forgery, petit larceny (third)

• Brian Kelly Barrett of Dillwyn, possession of Schedule I or II controlled substances

• Stephon Blackmon-McLain of Roanoke, breaking and entering, grand larceny

• William Luther Cash Jr. of Troutville, unauthorized use

• Ashley Lavon Clark of Thaxton, possession of methamphetamine

• Steven Wayne Delp of Eagle Rock, grand larceny

• Jerry Shannon Fowler of Buchanan, possession of cocaine

• Melissa Dawn Fralin of Blue Ridge, possession of Schedule II controlled substance

• James Alexander Gibson of Glasgow, hit and run

• Kathleen Ann Harlow of Eagle Rock, grand larceny

• Rufus Lamont Harvey of Roanoke, possession with intent to distribute marijuana

• Donald Ryan Hoffert of Buchanan, two counts of possession of Schedule I or II controlled substances

• Amber Michelle Long of Roanoke, possession of oxycodone

• Joseph Coquia Martin of Roanoke, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of ammunition by a felon

• Aaron Miller of Roanoke, driving under the influence (third)

• Daryn Leigh Peters of Boones Mill, possession of Schedule II controlled substance

• Todd Michael Sabins of Roanoke, grand larceny

• Daniel Lee Saunders of Troutville, abduction, strangulation

• Nathan Wallace Scott of Newport News, possession of Schedule I/II controlled substances

• Roger Eugene Thomas of Blue Ridge, possession of a vehicle with altered VIN

• Derrick Wayne Wertz of Bent Mountain, malicious wounding

• Catherine Ann West of Roanoke, petit larceny (third)

• Samuel Alex Williams of Martinsville, carnal knowledge

• Mark Todd Wineman of Pittsburgh, Pa., driving under the influence (third in 10 years)

• Clinton Teague Yandle of Roanoke, distributing methamphetamine, distributing heroin

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