November 20, 2014

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Five people indicted by grand jury on felony drug charges

MEDINA — Five people were indicted on drug charges by a Medina County grand jury last week.

• Michael T. Banks, 24, Barberton, was charged with four counts of heroin trafficking — one third-degree felony, one fourth-degree felony and two fifth-degree felonies. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday before Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier.

Banks has no criminal history in Medina County courts. He does have a history in Summit County. He was convicted of cocaine possession and tampering with evidence in 2006, two counts of cocaine trafficking in 2008, and burglary, domestic violence and violating a restraining order in 2010.

• Doris K. Graber, 52, West Salem, had a count of permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony, added to an existing count of complicity to aggravated drug trafficking, a third-degree felony. Graber is scheduled for a Thursday arraignment before Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler and an April 15 jury trial.

Graber has no criminal history in Medina or Wayne County courts.

• Brian M. Reynolds, 40, Columbus, was charged with a count of cocaine possession, a fifth-degree felony. He is scheduled for a May 2 arraignment in Kimbler’s court.

He has never appeared in Medina County courts, but he was in Franklin County court in 2000 and 2001 on charges of drug possession and preparation for sale of drugs.

• Stephen A. Nevels, 23, Akron, was charged with a count of cocaine possession, a fifth-degree felony. He is scheduled for a Monday arraignment in Collier’s court. He has no criminal record in Medina or Summit county courts.

• Wayne J. Alexander, 48, Stamford, Conn., was charged with marijuana possession, a fifth-degree felony. He is scheduled for a May 2 arraignment in Kimbler’s court.

He has no criminal record in Medina County. Fairfield County, Conn., court records could not be found online.

The indictments were the result of a March 27 meeting of a grand jury.

A grand jury meets biweekly. The next session is April 10.

Contact reporter Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or nglunt@medina-gazette.com.

Correction, April 4, 10:12 a.m.: Stephen A. Nevels has no previous criminal record in Summit County court. The Gazette apologizes for the error.