Former radio personality granted continuance

Woman faces drug possession charges

By Melanie Yingst -

MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeannine Pratt had stern words for Lisa M. Wells, 38, before granting her a 30 day continuance to complete a court ordered drug and alcohol treatment plan to move forward with a lieu of conviction charge on Monday.

Wells is an attorney and radio personality from West Chester. Wells was charged with two counts of fifth-degree felony possession of drugs, one of which has been dismissed. She was also charged with an OVI, which has also been dismissed. She appeared with her attorney Scott Davies. Wells was a call-in guest on the Bill Cunningham Show on 700 AM-WLW.

Davies requested a second continuance for Wells to complete the court’s orders to line up in/out patient treatment options.

Miami County Prosecutor Tony Kendall noted Wells was well versed in the law, stating, “We’ve wasted enough time on this.”

Judge Pratt said she found Wells’ lack of cooperation “troubling” due to her law background and level of education. Pratt said Wells’ drug assessment was “skeletal” and her comprehensive treatment plan had not been filed.

The ILC was continued until Sept. 19.

Pratt warned Wells that the Miami County Common Pleas Court’s in-lieu of conviction (ILC) option was an intense and regimented treatment program.

“There are no loopholes,” Pratt said. “You are going to be carefully monitored in Miami County.”

An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper conducted a traffic stop on Wells on Jan. 25 on Interstate 75 near Piqua for expired registration. According to court records, the trooper also noted that Wells was weaving in her lane and even crossing the lines on each side of her lane. The trooper reportedly saw pills in plain view before searching the vehicle and finding oxycodone, alprazolam (also known as Xanax), amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.

Judge Pratt told Wells it was her “last chance” to seek treatment plan options.

Woman faces drug possession charges

By Melanie Yingst