Mingo County Prosecut-ing Attorney C. Michael Sparks said his office had been working hard, as have court officials and law enforcement officers re-sponsible for tracking down and arresting those listed as suspects in area drug activities.
Guilty pleas to drug charges were entered by six defendants Thursday in Mingo County Circuit Court.
Chief Judge Michael Thornsbury conducted the proceedings for three women and three male defendants, accepted their pleas and set sentencings for varying times on April 13.
A 49-year-old William-son woman, Tammy Owens, also known as Nichols, pleaded guilty to an information presented by the prosecutor’s office and charging her with delivery of a Schedule III controlled substance identified as Hydrocodone.
In return for the plea, the state dismissed a January indictment containing two counts of drug offenses. Owens/Nichols was represented by Attorney Ronald J. Rumora. She was re-leased on a post-conviction bond pending her return to court for sentencing at 9:45 a.m. on April 13.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Teresa D. May-nard appeared for the state on behalf of Prosecutor C. Michael Sparks in the above proceeding and in the case of Deborah Ann Walls, 52, Wharncliffe.
Walls, who also was represented by Rumora, pleaded guilty to Count III of her January indictment which charged her with delivery of a Schedule III controlled substance, Hydrocodone. In return for the plea, the state dismissed two other drug counts.