80 visitors to Ohio music festival charged

Bust included nearly 14 lbs of marijuana and marijuana-laced Fruity Pebble and Cocoa Pebble square treats.
Associated Press
Aug 21, 2013

 

Source: Logan Daily News

Several people were arrested and charged by multiple local law enforcement agencies during the four-day festival that brought 5,000 visitors to the area for Rootwire Music Festival at Kaeppner's Woods last weekend.

A civil citation was issued against the liquor license of Logan City Limits LLC, where Rootwire is held, for having improper conduct for drug use.

According to Eric Wolf, the agent in charge of administration at the Ohio Investigative Unit, also commonly referred to a liquor control, investigators worked at the request of the Hocking County Sheriff's Office and were allegedly able to purchase hash oil and drug paraphernalia at one of the vendor sites located on the festival grounds.

"We recovered marijuana, hashish in both liquid and solid form and some cash from the vendor's operation," Wolf told The Logan Daily News.

The vendor who allegedly sold the drugs to undercover investigators was allegedly asked to leave the festival on Friday, Aug. 16.

On Saturday when festival organizer Ed Quatkemeyer realized the vendor was still there, he contacted property owner Bill Kaeppner, who in turn contacted the Hocking County Sheriff's Office to escort the vendor from the property.

Fourteen were charged by the Ohio Investigative Unit, including the following:

• Dustin Barrett, 31, of Piqua, knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance, marijuana; marijuana paraphernalia; aggravated shipment/preparation/transport/delivery/distribution of a controlled substance, hashish; knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance, LSD; and knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance, hashish.

• Heather N. Bennett, 37, of Akron, knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance, marijuana.

• Cassandra S. Briscoe, 24, of Columbus, knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance, schedule III, IV, or V; knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance, marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Tyler J. Koenigshof, 27, of Edwardsburg, Mich., knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance, marijuana.

• Zachary J. McCreary, 28, of Louisville, marijuana paraphernalia; knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance, marijuana.

• Justin M. Preece, 25, of Columbus, knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance, marijuana; and marijuana paraphernalia.

• Stephen Z. Pryjda, 33 of Westerville, knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance, marijuana.

• Kelsey Robinson, 24, of Columbus, knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance, marijuana; and marijuana paraphernalia.

• Nathaniel Z. Rogachevsky, 21, of Walthan, Mass., marijuana paraphernalia; and knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance, marijuana.

• Sophia Sajedi, 21, of Purcellville, Va., knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance, schedule I or II.

• Scott T. Schabdach, 23, of Baldwin, Md., knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance, marijuana.

• Michael J. Stegner, 19, Melbourne, Ky., knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance, marijuana; marijuana paraphernalia; and knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance, schedule I or II.

• Michael T. Stewart, 38, of Richmond, trafficking in controlled substance, marijuana.

• Sarah K. Yencer, 19, of Grove City, knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance, marijuana.

Logan Police Department

The following people were charged by the Logan Police Department during traffic stops along state Route 93 North:

• Stephen A. Jones, 29, of Orange Park, Fla., was transported to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail and charged with obstructing official business and assault on a police officer after allegedly hitting Logan Police Officer Jason Gadrim over the head with a lawn chair. Jones had a nationwide warrant for his arrest for aggravated robbery in Florida. He was Tased and pepper sprayed.

• Patrick S. O’Rourke, Fairfax, Va., trafficking in LSD, possession of LSD, possession of psilocybin mushrooms.

• Rajidi R. Yashodhar, 20, Mechanicsburg, Pa., possession of drugs.

• Jack E. Walker, 49, Bellefontaine, possession of marijuana/paraphernalia.

• Jansen C. Paumier, 19, Salem, possession of marijuana/paraphernalia.

• Lyvia Crammond, 21, Esperance, N.Y., possession of marijuana.

• Alexander N. M. Crouch, 21, Muskegon, Mich., possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Charles R. May, 30, Grand Rapids, Mich., possession of marijuana.

• William R. Bayliss, 23, Easton, Md., three counts of possession of marijuana.

• Adam M. Hussin, 19, Harrisburg, Pa., possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Donald T. Hartman II, 19, Carlisle, Pa., possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Elizabeth M. Brennan, 22, Arsdley, N.Y., two counts of possession of marijuana, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Stephen J. Palmer, 23, Richmond, Ind., possession of marijuana, and five counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Richard M. Frank, 22, Natick, Ma., possession of marijuana.

• Kelsey E. Howard, 21, Cincinnati, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Nadia L. El-Batainsh, 21, Vienna, Va.., possession of drug abuse instruments.

• Jay W. Remsberg, 35, Flint, Mich., possession of drug paraphernalia.

• George E. Smith, 22, Salem, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Corey A. Podsiadlo, 21, Medina, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hocking County Sheriff's Interdiction Unit and Fairfield-Hocking Major Crimes Unit

On Thursday, Aug. 15, the 13.1 pounds of marijuana was seized during traffic stops outside the festival by the Hocking County Sheriff's Interdiction Unit and Fairfield-Hocking Major Crimes. Approximately seven pounds of the 13.1 were marijuana-laced Fruity Pebble and Cocoa Pebble square treats.

The following individuals were cited for drug offenses by the major crimes unit:

• Chase S. Williams, 22, Delaware, trafficking in marijuana.

• Robin Cundiff, 45, Nelsonville, possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Jerry C Christman, 29, Nelsonville, license forfeiture. He was transported to SEORJ for failure to appear on a warrant out of Athens County.

• Jake Niemi, 25, Crystal Lake, Ill., possession of marijuana.

• Christopher Wright, 28, Crystal Lake, Ill., possession of marijuana.

• Corey Frye, 28, Indianapolis, Ind., possession of marijuana.

• Anthony Schwalbaugh, 21, Amanda, possession of marijuana.

• Even Johnson, 24, Howell, Mich., trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in hashish, aggravated possession of drugs schedule II.

• Tiffany Miller, 20, Lancaster, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Robert Harriman, 62, Cairo, W.Va., possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Amber Mitchell, 38, of Columbia Station, possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Katherine Williard, 23, Quincy, Mich., possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Joseph Trent, 18, Cincinnati, possession of LSD, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Casey Addy, 22, Columbus, possession of marijuana.

• Chad Jones, 21, Lebanon, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• John Brinkman, 22, Cincinnati, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Anastacia Cosner, 26, Washington, D.C., possession of marijuana.

• Drew Phillip Stromberg, 25, Washington, D.C., possession of marijuana.

• Austen Wolf, 23, Alpharetta, Ga., possession of marijuana.

• Jonathan Yochum, 20, Solon, possession of marijuana.

• Ryan Paradise, 26, Euclid, possession of marijuana; and trafficking in marijuana.

• Jessica Pariscoff, 18, Delaware, possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Shane D. Brown, 35, Columbus, license forfeiture; and ten counts of failure to reinstate.

• Kaelon Banks, 21, Dayton, possession of marijuana.

These statistics exclude minor traffic violations, and four felony charges are possible pending lab testing.

Ohio State Highway Patrol

The Ohio State Highway Patrol issued 18 citations, had five felony arrests and issued 13 misdemeanor citations.

In total, nearly 14 pounds of marijuana was seized, along with 68 Fruity Pebble and Cocoa Puff square snacks, 63 pot brownies, two grams of pot butter, 76 grams of hash, 162 grams of hash oil, five grams of heroin, one gram of crack cocaine, three grams of mushrooms, five grams of MDMA, 12 Oxycodone pills, 36 unit doses of LSD, 70 grams of liquid LSD, 25 pounds of nitrous oxide and $2,202 in cash.

Comments

The Big Dog's back

Oh wowwwwwww man.

Unassumer

wow. the war on drugs must be working. the other 4,920 visitors got away.

AEversole

That's going to put a end to the other festivals like hookah villein ect ....

JudgeMeNot

Only five grams of heroin. Yeah, the war on drugs is lost.

Don S

This kind of stupid action by the police, is why Marijuana needs to be legalized in the USA !!!!! It is safer than the "legal" booze that was at this function. This was total BS to happen at a non-violent function. Ohio needs to come into the modern age in it's laws !!!

Rosa

Don,
You are so correct, tax it and lets get on with what matters. No worse than drinking. Ohio is way behind...
Police should be worrying about murders, rapes and other violent crimes

From the Grave

If this was Turkey, they'd all get life in prison.

Unassumer

the abbreviation for etcetera is etc, not ect. and it's AN end not a end.