PARKERSBURG - A woman arrested after an alleged drug lab was found on her property after a fire appeared in Wood County Circuit Court Tuesday.
Sarah Jane Whytsell, 33, 1500 Core Road, Parkersburg, entered a plea agreement to plead guilty to a bill of information charging her with conspiracy to operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory.
Judge Robert Waters set her sentencing for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 16. She is free on bond to await sentencing.
In hearings from Monday:
* Jessica Dawn Handschumacher, 25, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was denied a motion to reduce her bond and to be released on bond to await an opening in a treatment facility. Waters denied the motion pending the resolutions of Ohio charges. She was remanded to custody. She was indicted by the May 2013 grand jury with Alex J. Handshumacher on charges of delivery of a controlled substance, conspiracy to commit delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver from March 2013.
* David D. Jeffrey, 49, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was in court for motions for a reconsideration of a sentence or a new trial and to receive the grand jury transcripts. He was indited by the May 2012 grand jury on a charge of first-degree robbery. Waters denied the motion to reconsider the sentence and the court will review the question as to if the defense may have the grand jury transcript.
* Shanah Jade Brooks, 27, 6333 Old St. Marys Pike, Parkersburg, was sentenced after his plea to a charge of delivery of a controlled substance. Waters sentenced him to one to 15 years in prison, suspended for three years probation.
* David Kenneth Riel, 43, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was arraigned on an indictment from the May 2013 grand jury on a grand larceny charge. He entered a not guilty plea and his trial was set for Aug. 27, case No. 4, before Waters. A motion to reduce his $5,000 bond was denied.
* Tyler David Wright, 21, 383 Sandy Creek Road, Washington, W.Va., appeared in court after successfully completing the Anthony Center for Youthful Offenders program. He was sentenced by Waters to two years in jail with credit for 1,095 days served and he was discharged from the case. He was charged with attempted arson in a bill of information filed May 25, 2011.
* Travis Eugene Vincent, 28, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was denied a motion by Waters to reinstate him to home confinement. He was indicted by the September 2012 grand jury. He pleaded guilty on June 7, 2013 to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse as charged by the September 2012 grand jury. His sentencing was set for 10 a.m. Aug. 12.