For Immediate Release: July 18, 2012
Contact: Lt. Anne Ralston (614) 752-2792
Father and son indicted on multiple felony drug charges
April traffic stop leads the Patrol to drugs, guns and cash in Brown County
EAGLE TWP. – A father and son from Sardinia, Ohio, were indicted on multiple felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol investigators seized drugs, guns and cash from their residences in Brown County.
On April 19, 2012, troopers initiated a traffic stop on State Route 32 in Brown County. Criminal indicators were observed and a probable cause search revealed 13 Methadone pills, 14 Lyrica pills, and a small amount of marijuana. Further investigation led authorities to suspected drug operations in Brown County.
Under the guidance of the Brown County Prosecutor Jessica Little, search warrants were obtained from Brown County Probate/Juvenile Judge Margaret A. Clark for the properties occupied by both suspects. The search warrants were executed by the Patrol’s Special Response Team. During a search of both properties, troopers seized 616 illegal prescription pills, 11 guns and $4,860 in cash. In addition, troopers seized cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and several examples of drug paraphernalia, including digital scales and hypodermic needles.
The father, Delbert Malott, 55, was indicted on the following charges: illegal manufacturing and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, both second-degree felonies; two-counts of aggravated possession and illegal assembly of drugs, all third-degree felonies; and drug possession, a fourth-degree felony. He was also indicted on misdemeanor charges of drug possession, a first-degree misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a second-degree misdemeanor. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison and a $47,500 fine.
The son, Shaine Malott, 24, was indicted on the following charges: engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a second-degree felony; possession of heroin, weapons under disability, conspiracy, and trafficking in heroin, all third-degree felonies; trafficking in heroin and aggravated possession, both fifth-degree felonies. He was also indicted on misdemeanor charges of drug abuse instruments, a first-degree misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a second-degree misdemeanor. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison and a $ 60,000 fine.
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