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Man charged with selling heroin, other drugs

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Faces as much as 20 years in prison

By Calen McKinney

 A Campbellsville man has been indicted by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with selling drugs.

Jeremiah Ogelvie, 42, of 12490 Hodgenville Road, was charged last Tuesday.

The charges stem from a Wednesday, Dec. 4, arrest after Ogelvie was allegedly found intoxicated in public.

According to Ogelvie’s arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a call reporting an intoxicated person at Druther’s Restaurant. Upon arrival, officers Ben Riggs and Ryan Jewell found Ogelvie in the restaurant parking lot. He appeared unsteady on his feet, court records state, and told the officers he had taken Oxycodone.

After a search, the officers found Ogelvie in possession of two pill bottles, one containing 48 oxycodone pills and 14 suspected Lorazepam pills and the other with 25 Oxycodone pills, an unknown pill and one suspected hydrocodone pill.

Records state that Ogelvie was also found with 11 small packages of aluminum foil containing suspected heroin and another container of heroin. Ogelvie was also found with a set of scales, a brass straw he told officers he uses to snort heroin and a glass pipe he said he uses to smoke illegal substances.

Records state that Ogelvie told the officers he uses heroin for pain and needs treatment for drug abuse.

Ogelvie was charged with first-degree selling 2 or more grams of heroin, first-degree selling 10 or more dosage units of Oxycodone, third-degree selling less than 20 dosage units of a controlled substance, public intoxication, possession of drug supplies and second-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Bond was set at $15,000 cash and Ogelvie was ordered to not consume any alcohol or illegal drugs.

If convicted, he could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison.

Also Indicted:

• George McNear, 33, of 25 Purcell Court, and Jason Johnson, 26, of 694 Meadow Creek, both in Campbellsville, were charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $500 and third-degree criminal mischief.

Bond for both defendants was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Mc-Near and Johnson could each be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

• Tracy L. Montgomery, 29, of 125 Ravine Way in Campbellsville, was charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $10,000. Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Montgomery could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

• Farrel Upchurch, 36, of 550 Old Pitman Road in Campbellsville, was charged with flagrant non-support and being a second-degree persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $1,000 cash, nonrefundable. If convicted, he could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence he might receive.

• An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.