Inmate smuggles fentanyl into jail


By Melanie Yingst - myingst@civitasmedia.com



MIAMI COUNTY — A female inmate has been charged with a third degree felony after concealing fentanyl and a syringe inside her body cavity and causing another inmate to overdose at the downtown jail.

Megan Hair, 26, of Kenton, was arraigned for conveyance of illegal substances into a facility and fifth degree felony drug possession and drug abuse instruments on Monday. Her bond was set for $30,000.

She was originally incarcerated on March 22 for possession of criminal tools and wrongful entrustment by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

A deputy responded to the jail on an assist squad call. Troy medics transported inmate Rana Brock to Upper Valley Medical Center for the overdose. Brock told the deputy she thought inmate Hair had heroin and other illegal items with her. Brock admitted to snorting the powder substance from inside a “Daily Bread” book.

Hair told corrections staff the substance was fentanyl. The evidence was booked in the property room. Brock was charged with drug possession as well. Hair also told officers she didn’t think she would be in jail for very long so that’s why she kept the drugs and the syringe hidden inside her body cavity.

In other news:

• A Miami County Grand Jury submitted the report of the March 23 deliberations. The grand jury indicted Eric Massie with one count of third degree felony gross sexual imposition, six counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of first degree felony rape.

The grand jury also indicted Robert Creager on one count of breaking and entering, fifth degree felony, and one count of theft of a firearm, a third degree felony.

• Miami County Common Pleas Court Judge Christopher Gee sentenced Marcia Betts, of Piqua, to two years of community control for fourth degree failure to register change of address as a sex offender.

Betts said she was homeless and has since found a residence and works at Waffle House. Judge Gee noted Betts admitted to her parole officer to recently using cocaine. He ordered Betts to complete a substance abuse assessment as part of her community control conditions.

• William Myers, 73, of Anna, was sentenced to serve two years in prison for third degree felony soliciting a handicapped teen in Piqua in 2016 with Judge Jeannine Pratt presiding.

According to police reports, Myers coaxed the disabled male teen into his van and drove to Forest Hill Cemetery. Myers offered to pay the teen money for sexual acts, but the teen refused.

By Melanie Yingst

myingst@civitasmedia.com