The Belmont County Grand Jury handed down indictments for drug trafficking, theft and burglary on Thursday morning.

First, 33-year-old Roy Brown, of Cleveland, appeared before Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato.

He faces five charges, including aggravated drug trafficking with a specification, forfeiture of money in a drug case, as well as tampering with evidence, aggravated possession of drugs, and possession of heroin and cocaine.

According to the indictment, the alleged crimes occurred in July. Brown has been out of jail since posting his $103,485 bond.

18-year-old Chase Cargnel faces six charges – one count of burglary, three counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle, and two counts of receiving stolen property.

According to court documents, in August, Cargnel entered a garage in Wheeling Township and stole gas cans and a dirt bike. He, too, is out on bond. Further court proceedings will take place in January.

39-year-old William James Hutchison is facing one count of burglary and one count of theft of drugs.

The alleged crimes took place on July 12th. Hutchison’s next court appearance is set for December 9th at 1:00 p.m.

36-year-old Tony Paolella was arraigned in the Belmont County Common Pleas Court this morning on four counts of “grand theft when the property is a firearm or dangerous ordnance.”

The felony charges stem from an incident that took place in June of 2017.
Paolella served five days in prison back in August before posting 10-thousand dollars cash bond.

His next court appearance is also set for December 9th at 1:00 p.m.