Court News

LISBON — Henry E.L. Williams III, 39, Akron, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to two counts of possession of drugs with a forfeiture specification. He is facing up to two and a half years in prison, a $7,500 fine and five-year license suspension; sentencing Sept. 10. On July 9, 2015, Williams had cocaine and heroin, along with $1,216 for use in a felony drug offense.

Cynthia R. Williams, 45, Riley Road, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to aggravated trafficking in drugs. One of the 100 people charged in connection with the Operation Big Oak indictment, she is facing up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine. Sentencing is Sept. 17. On Feb. 8, 2016, Williams allegedly had fentanyl.

Michael A. Minerd II, 30, Whitehall, stipulated to violating the terms of his intervention treatment plan. Minerd’s plan was terminated and he was placed on community control, but because it was so near the date of termination, his community control was also dishonorably terminated. Minerd pleaded guilty to trafficking in marijuana in May 2013.