Court News

LISBON — Brian Goodlin, 35, Chester, W.Va., pleaded guilty to 46 counts of aggravated possession of drugs and two counts of possession of cocaine. He is facing up to 48 years in prison and a $2,500 fine for each count. The charges were a part of the Operation Big Oak indictment and were for having fentanyl and cocaine in March, April and May of 2017. Sentencing is set for Dec. 10.

Shawn Adams, 47, Carmel Achor Road, Rogers, was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction. He pleaded guilty to trafficking in heroin and aggravated trafficking in drugs. Adams was placed on a four-year intervention treatment plan. Adams was charged as a part of the Operation Big Oak indictment.

Angel M.J. Jones, 29, Detroit, Mich., pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery and two counts of theft. She was placed on a community control for two years, under the same terms and conditions she is under in Stark County cases. She was credited with 46 days in jail. On Nov. 29, 2017, Jones cashed forged checks to the Consumer’s Bank at the Salem and Lisbon branches, using them to obtain $1,509 and $1,503.

Shaun M. Sloan, 37, 14th Street, Wellsville, pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs and possesion of drugs. Assistant County Prosecutor Tammie Riley Jones said she will be seeking a nine-month prison term for Sloan, who allegedly had hidden prescription bottles — one containing loose cocaine and the other containing individual small packages of cocaine, which appeared ready for distribution. Sentencing is set for Dec. 3.

Brian K. Gerren, 55, East Main Street, Salineville, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering and possessing criminal tools. On Aug. 17, 2017, Gerren trespassed into the Salineville Assembly of God Church to steal money and other items after he used a screwdriver to pry open the door. Jones said the pastor of the church was involved in the negotiations of the case and she intends to ask for community control sanctions with possible mental health and substance abuse counseling. Sentencing is set for Dec. 3.