MIAMI COUNTY — The Troy woman who allegedly smuggled heroin capsules into the Miami County Jail, causing another woman to overdose in her cell, was arraigned in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Thursday.
Danielle Brandybery, 38, of Troy, was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of third-degree felony illegal conveyance of narcotics and tampering with evidence and two counts of fifth-degree felony drug trafficking and one count of heroin possession.
Brandyberry entered a plea of not guilty to all charges. Miami County Common Pleas Court Judge Christopher Gee set a pre-trial conference for May 16.
When considering bond, Miami County assistant prosecutor Paul Watkins stated Brandyberry was a danger inside the jail and if she was released, she would be a danger to the community.
Bond was set for $25,000 for all charges.
On Feb. 26, Troy medics responded to the downtown jail around 1:45 a.m. on a report of Tonya Moberly, 46, of Dayton, unconscious and not breathing. She was treated and released back into Miami County Jail.
According to Major Lord, Danielle Brandyberry, 38, of Troy, was incarcerated for drug possession following a traffic stop by Tipp City Police on Feb. 24. Prior to incarceration, Brandyberry was checked for suspected hidden heroin capsules, but officers were unable to detect the drugs hidden inside her body cavity at the time.
Following Moberly’s overdose, Brandyberry admitted to smuggling the drugs inside the jail and allegedly flushed them before officials conducted a search.
In other court briefs:
• Logan Adams entered a plea of not guilty on on one count of fifth-degree assault. On March 6, Adams allegedly punched and kicked a corrections officer as he attempted to retrieve a suicide gown from her. Her bond was continued for $7,500.
• Tyler Iddings, 28, of Covington, entered a plea of not guilty on one count of third-degree tampering with evidence and one count of fifth degree possession of heroin. In March, medics reportedly administered six doses of Narcan, four via nasal injection and the last two via IV to revive Iddings from a heroin overdose inside the Family Video store in Piqua.
Iddings was released on his own recognizance to attend a rehab program which he said his family had set up for him while he was in jail.
• Nicholas Cox, of Houston, entered a plea of not guilty on one count of third-degree felony burglary. He was released on his own recognizance. Cox was charged with felony burglary after lab results came back from the Miami Valley Crime Lab that reportedly tied Cox to a November burglary. Cox was already being held in the Miami County Jail on unrelated charges when he was charged in connection with this burglary.
• Beau Lavy, of Piqua, entered a plea of not guilty on one count of four-degree felony failure to notify change of address for registered sex offenders. Lavy was released on his own recognizance and was ordered to register his address within 24 hours.