Salem man gets 4 years for drugs, endangering kids

LISBON — Richard C. Brendlinger Jr., 46, East Third Street, Salem, was sentenced to four years in prison for possession of drugs and endangering children. He was credited with 49 days served in jail. On Aug. 8, 2018, Brendlinger was found to have 344 grams of methamphetamines, which he had previously manufactured inside a home where three children ages 16, 12 and 7 were residing.

Jason W. Brown, 51, Cunningham Road, Salem, pleaded guilty to cultivation of marijuana and having weapons while under disability. He faces up to four and a half years in prison, a five-year license suspension and a $15,000 fine. Sentencing was set for Oct. 17. According to court documents, Brown was cultivating more than 200 grams, but less than 1,000 grams of marijuana on Feb. 17, 2018. He also had a firearm, which he is forbidden from having after he was convicted of sexual battery on Oct. 29, 2004.

Chad L. Gower, 48, East Sixth Street, Salem, pleaded guilty to theft and falsification. Beginning in February 2017 and continuing through July of that year, Gower made false statements in order to obtain unemployment benefits of at least $1,000. He faces up to a year and a half in prison and a $3,500 fine. Sentencing is set for Oct. 17.

Andrew D. Conner, 20, Klinger Avenue, Alliance, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control from previous charges of two counts of possession of drugs. One is for cocaine he had on Oct. 23, 2016, while the other is for methamphetamine on Feb. 19, 2017. Conner was ordered to serve an additional seven days in jail for the violations.

Dallion S. Elkins, 25, Avondale Street, East Liverpool, stipulated to violating the terms of intervention plan, which he was placed on after pleading guilty to possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony on June 15, 2018 for having cocaine on Oct. 17, 2013. The intervention plan was dishonorably terminated and Elkins was placed on community control.

Dominick T. Davidson, 22, Akron, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control. Davidson had been placed on community control after pleading guilty to possession of drugs with a forfeiture specification on April 13, 2018. The charge was for having cocaine and $169 in drug proceeds on July 13, 2017. In July his community control is dishonorably terminated and Davidson was sentenced to 90 days in jail. The new entry credited him with 49 days previously served.

Emmanuel R. Foster, 30, St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to endangering children, obstructing official business and four counts of possession of drugs. Then an error was found in the plea agreement and a status conference was set in the case for Aug. 23.

Sarah E. Muschweck, 28, Stagecoach Road, East Liverpool, stipulated to violating the terms of her intervention plan she was placed on after pleading guilty on Feb. 4 to two counts of possession of drugs for having fentanyl and 6-monoacetylmorphine both on Jan. 19, 2018. Her intervention plan was dishonorably terminated and she was placed on community control.

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