Indictments returned in Mason

Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]
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A Mason County grand jury handed down several indictments recently, many of them involving drug-related charges.

Misty Nicole Wallingford, 38, is charged with first-degree promoting contraband in relation to an event on April 21, 2018, “when she knowingly introduced dangerous contraband, Gabapentin…into the Mason County Detention Center and/or being a person confined in a detention facility, she knowingly obtained or possessed dangerous contraband.”

Wallingford also is charged with first-degree persistent felony offender.

Joshua Leroy Nickerson, 30, is also charged with promoting contraband is relation to a May 15, 2018, incident when he allegedly, while confined in a detention facility “knowingly obtained or possessed dangerous contraband” including Gabapentin and hydrocodone. He is also charged with second-degree persistent felony offender.

Nickerson is currently being held in the Mason County Detention Center under a $5,000 cash bond,

Jason T. Cummings, 30, faces three charges, all related to drugs, including one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance Fentanyl, one count of third-degree possession of a controlled substance Gabapentin, and one count of public intoxication when he was alleged under the influence of a controlled substance where he was a danger to himself or others, the indictment states.

All of the charges stem from an Oct. 27, 2017 incident.

Ricky Warren Mack II, 36, faces drug-related charges including one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance “when he was knowingly and unlawfully in possession of cocaine,” the indictment indicates. He is also charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia — a pipe allegedly used for “inhaling, ingesting or otherwise introducing controlled substances into the body.” The charges stem from an April 21, 2018, incident.

Mack is currently being held in the Mason County Detention Center under a $50,000 cash bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for July 13.

Tyler Scott Ashcraft, 24, is charged with one count of second-degree burglary for allegedly entering a residence in Elmcroft Subdivision on April 7-8, 2018, and damaging the interior of the residence. He is also charged with second-degree persistent felony offender.

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Mary Ann Kearns

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