MIAMI COUNTY — A Sidney woman was booked into the Miami County Jail on Thursday in connection with an incident of illegal use of food stamps.
Elissa A. Graham, 21, of Sidney, was arraigned in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Thursday after being indicted for fifth-degree felony complicity to illegal use of food stamps.
The indictment is in connection with an incident that took place at multiple businesses in Piqua in July 2015. According to previous reports, George M. Morrison, 28, of Piqua, used an Ohio Direction Card, or a food assistance card, that did not belong to him. The card had been used at Ulbrich’s, Kroger, and Sunset Meat. During the course of the investigation, surveillance video of Morrison using the card was reportedly obtained.
Morrison obtained the card after the owner of the card had moved out of a residence on the 600 block of Spring Street in Piqua. Graham is accused of providing Morrison with PIN number to that Ohio Direction Card.
Morrison pleaded guilty to the charge of fifth-degree felony illegal use of food stamps in Jan. 2016 and was sentenced to serve 12 months in jail in earlier this month. Morrison had 132 days of jail credit at the time of his sentencing.
In other news:
• Lana K. White, 57, of Piqua, was sentenced to a $250 fine and two years of probation after being found guilty of two counts of first-degree misdemeanor possession of drugs. Those charges were amended down from fourth-degree felony trafficking drugs and fifth-degree felony possession of drugs.
The charges are in connection with an incident on March 25, when the Piqua Police Department served a search warrant at 440 Wood St. in Piqua. It was the second search warrant to have been served there in a two-week time frame. Drugs were found, and two other adults were charged with drug trafficking.
White reportedly purchased crack cocaine from that residence.
Alicia M. Mitchell, 37, of Piqua, was also charged in that incident. Mitchell’s case was bound over to Miami County Common Pleas Court and she is facing one count of fourth-degree felony trafficking in cocaine.
• Robert Jenkins, 41, of Piqua, was fined $50 after being found guilty for first-degree misdemeanor theft. The charge was amended down from third-degree felony robbery. Jenkins was also sentenced to 90 days in jail with 82 of those days suspended.
Jenkins is also facing second-degree felony complicity to burglary. That case was bound over to Miami County Common Pleas Court. That charge is in connection with a home burglary on the 700 block of Elm Street that was reported on Jan. 15.
Cody A. Mills, 23, of Piqua, is facing one count of third-degree felony burglary for that incident in Miami County Common Pleas Court. According to previous reports, Piqua police found damage done to the residence consistent with a burglary. The items reported missing included a 55-inch flat-screen television and a 9mm pistol.
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