UPDATE: Woman's drug sentence on hold pending evaluation

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. UPDATE: 05/22/2017 11:25 A.M.

Sentencing was put on hold Monday for a Parkersburg woman facing one to 15 years in prison for her guilty plea to one count of delivery of a controlled substance.

Rachael Hinzman, 32, appeared in Wood County Circuit Court where Judge Robert Waters deferred sentencing until she completes a 60-day evaluation at the Lakin Correctional Center is Mason County.

A new sentencing date had not been scheduled.

Hinzman and two men were arrested last September after police raided a home on Neal Street in Parkersburg and found cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin.

Yassir Baskerville, 32, of Columbus, and Russell Hinzman, 33, of Parkersburg, already have been sentenced in the case.


UPDATE: 05/19/2017 11:25 A.M.

A Columbus, Ohio man thought to have been one of the Mid-Ohio Valley’s main suppliers of heroin could spend the next 30 years in prison.

Yassir Baskerville, 32, was sentenced Friday to one to 15 years in prison for each of two counts of delivery of a controlled substance. He pleaded guilty to the charges in March.

Wood County Circuit Judge Robert Waters ordered the sentences to run consecutively.

Baskerville and two Parkersburg residents, Rachael and Russell Hinzman, were arrested after police raided a home on Neal Street last September and found cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin valued at nearly $9,000. They also found a handgun and more than $3,000.

A spokesman for the Wood County prosecuting attorney’s office described Baskerville as one of the region’s “biggest suppliers of heroin between late 2015 and the time of his arrest.”

Russell Hinzman, 33, has already pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drug charge and been sentenced to probation for one year.

Rachael Hinzman, 32, is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday in Waters’ court for her guilty plea to one count of delivery of a controlled substance. She could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.


UPDATE: 03/21/2017 3:30 P.M.

A Columbus, Ohio, man could spend up to 30 years in prison after his guilty plea on drug charges.

Yassir Baskerville, 31, appeared in Wood County Circuit Judge Robert Waters’ court today and pleaded guilty to two counts of delivery of a controlled substance.

He faces 1 to 15 years in prison on each count. A date for his sentencing has not been set. He is in the North Central Regional Jail.

The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force raided a home at 705 Neal St. in September after getting an anonymous tip and buying heroin from a person at the residence.

Officers arrested Baskerville and Racheal and Russell Hinzman on numerous drug charges after finding cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin valued at nearly $9,000. They also found a loaded handgun and more than $3,000.

The Wood County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office says Russell Hinzman has already pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge and been given one year’s probation.

Racheal Hinzman still faces two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and two counts conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to deliver

She posted bond and was released from custody.


Two south Parkersburg residents and a Columbus, Ohio, man are in jail following their arrest early Wednesday morning on multiple drug charges.

The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force raided a home at 705 Neal St., after getting an anonymous tip and buying heroin from an individual at the residence.

Police confiscated about 18 grams of crack cocaine, 7 grams of cocaine and about 18 grams of heroin, along with a loaded handgun and more than $3,000. Police say the drugs were valued at nearly $9,000.

Thirty-year-old Rachael Ann Hinzman and 32-year-old Russell Norman Hinzman, face charges of possession of intent to deliver heroin and cocaine. A magistrate court judge set their bond at $200,000 each.

Bond was set at $400,000 for the Columbus man, 31-year-old Yassir Baskerville, who is charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

The case will be presented to a grand jury, and more charges are possible.



 
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