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Owner of Ashland novelties store indicted

Feb. 25, 2013 @ 11:56 PM

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. -- The owner/operator of Dark Wings, an Ashland store that Ashland police say sold synthetic drugs, was among people indicted Monday by a Boyd County grand jury, according to the office of Commonwealth's Attorney David Justice.

Yvonda Nichols, 55, of Greenup, Ky., was indicted on a felony charge of use and investment of drug-related income. The charge is a class D felony with a potential sentence upon conviction of from one to five years in prison, Justice said.

Ashland police two weeks ago confiscated about $30,000 worth of materials from the business at 514 29th St., Ashland. They believe an estimated $13,000 worth of those materials are synthetic drugs. Police also confiscated $3,500 and a handgun with a loaded, 19-round magazine.

The grand jury also indicted 14 people on charges of unemployment insurance fraud. They are: Earl M. Goins, 39, of Manchester, Ky., James D. Miller, 35, of Catlettsburg, David R. Cordell, 48, of Catlettsburg, John R. Ross Jr., 51, Catlettsburg, Wendy J. Jarrell, 48, of Catlettsburg, Paul D. Lawson, 38, of Russell, Robert May, 30, of Ashland, Rocky J. Sexton, 41, of Ashland, Michael D. Grimm, 61, of Ashland, Aaron M. Valentine, 29, of Ashland, Jonathan D. Peters, 46, of Ashland, Bobby R. Barrow, 65, of Ashland and Martin E. Grubb, 31, of Olive Hill, Ky.

Jonathan D. Clayton, 34, of Catlettsburg, was indicted on charges of unemployment insurance fraud and being a persistent felony offender.

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