(6-4-18) – Darke County Common Pleas Court heard cases involving drug abuse, probation violation and interstate extradition Monday. Two Stateline area residents cases were held.
Romona Miller (47) Jay County, Indiana, appeared on charges of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony. Jay County authorities also wished to extradite Miller to serve time on charges there. Miller agreed to be returned to Jay County voluntarily. The judge ordered her to return to Darke County and face the drug charge after being released by authorities in Indiana.
Nicholas Noggler (23) Fort Recovery, appeared on allegations of failure to comply with terms of his probation. Noggler was convicted of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, in 2017. Noggler’s probation officer alleged he had tested positive for fentanyl and THC, failed to complete court-ordered treatment for drug abuse and failed to make restitution as ordered. If found guilty of these violations, Noggler could face up to nine months in prison with credit for time served. Judge Hein entered a denial on Noggler’s behalf, set bond at $25,000, and appointed attorney Randall Braeden to represent the defendant. His next court appearance is a probable cause and disposition hearing, to be held July 19.