MIAMI COUNTY — A Xenia man was arraigned on first- and second-degree felony trafficking methamphetamine in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday.
Simon Bustos, 44, entered a not guilty plea to one count of first-degree felony trafficking methamphetamine and two counts of second-degree felony trafficking methamphetamine.
The first-degree felony offense carries a mandatory 3-11 year prison sentence.
According to Miami County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jason Moore, Bustos’ arrest stemmed from a drug investigation in the city of Troy in July 2018.
Judge Stacy Wall set Bustos’ bond at $55,000 on all charges. A pre-trial conference was set for May 22 with Judge Wall presiding.
The following subjects were also arraigned in Miami County Common Pleas Court:
• D’Andre Clay, 39, of Piqua, was arraigned on one count of fourth-degree felony receiving stolen property. His bond was set at $2,000 cash or surety due to other pending charges. On Jan. 15, a Troy Police officer cited Clay, 39, with fourth-degree felony receiving stolen property, fifth-degree felony possession of drugs, OVI, drug possession and driving in violation of license restriction during a traffic stop on southbound Interstate 75.
• Tyler St. Myers, 25, of Piqua, was arraigned on one count of third-degree burglary. His bond was continued at $10,000. St. Myers has three previous burglary-related convictions. A pre-trial conference was set for May 21 with Judge Wall presiding.
Last month, St. Myers received 90 days in jail for second-degree misdemeanor attempted intimidation of an attorney, victim, or witness in a crime.
• Paul Didier, 41, of Sidney, was arraigned on two counts of third-degree felony trafficking methamphetamine and one count of third-degree possession of methamphetamine near a school or child. His bond was set at $30,000 on all charges.
Co-defendant Amanda Wilson, 39, of Pleasant Hill, was arraigned on two counts of third-degree felony possession of methamphetamine. Her bond was set at $15,000. A pre-trial conference was set for June 6 with Judge Jeannie Pratt presiding.
The Miami County Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives executed a narcotics search warrant March 15 at 107 S. Main St. in Pleasant Hill.
Items seized during the search warrant included methamphetamine, syringes, scales, plastic bags used to traffic the drugs, and other drug paraphernalia.
They were ordered to have no contact with one another.
• Terry McReynolds Jr., 36, of Piqua, was arraigned on one count of third-degree felony failure to comply with officers, theft of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property, both fourth-degree felonies, and fifth-degree felony breaking and entering. He was also arraigned on one count of first-degree misdemeanor theft.
McReynolds reportedly fled from Miami County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Dec. 23 and later on Dec. 27. McReynolds and Brumbaugh were discovered on the 4900 block of U.S. Route 36 in Washington Township in a stolen pick-up truck on Dec. 27, at approximately 10:50 p.m., according to previous sheriff’s office reports. The vehicle fled from deputies, and the occupants abandoned the vehicle on the 5500 block of Buckneck Road when it became stuck in a muddy field.
• Melissa Olds, 52, of Sidney, was arraigned on first-degree felony drug trafficking, fourth-degree trafficking heroin, fifth-degree felony possession of LSD and fifth-degree possession of cocaine. Her bond was set at $20,000. A search warrant was executed at 213 1/2 S. Roosevelt Ave., Piqua, on Oct. 2, 2018, according to the Piqua Police Department. The residence was also within 1,000 feet of the Piqua Catholic School’s south campus on Downing Street.
The officers also uncovered additional suspected drugs in the search. According Miami County Municipal Court records, they also found a pouch containing a plastic baggy with six bindles of suspected heroin, two plastic baggies containing suspected cocaine, a plastic baggy containing suspected crack cocaine, a plastic baggy containing suspected heroin, and a plastic baggy containing suspected LSD. Suspected marijuana was also found at the residence.
Numerous drug paraphernalia were also reportedly found at the residence, including digital scales, syringes, and a cocaine pipe.