Accused dealers plead not guiltyTwo Dickinson women allegedly involved in a large drug bust pleaded not guilty during hearings at the Stark County Courthouse Monday.
Two Dickinson women allegedly involved in a large drug bust pleaded not guilty during hearings at the Stark County Courthouse Monday.
Samantha Entze faces five drug-related charges, according to court records. Three of the charges are for allegedly delivering ecstasy, a controlled substance.
Another charge is for conspiring to deliver ecstasy and the last charge is for allegedly delivering the prescription drug Dilaudid, a pain killer.
Rebecca Olheiser faces charges for allegedly conspiring to deliver Dilaudid and delivering Dilaudid.
Entze and Olheiser were part of one the area’s largest drug busts since the early 1980s, according to a previous Press article.
Undercover agents had worked to infiltrate Stark County drug trafficking operations since January and 17 arrests were made in July, according to the article.
Both women were scheduled for preliminary hearings Monday. Olheiser waived her right to have a preliminary hearing, but Entze chose to have one.
Entze’s attorney, Kevin McCabe, asked Judge Zane Anderson to dismiss her charges.
He said Tom Henning, Stark County state’s attorney, didn’t present enough evidence to tie Entze to the charges.
“What we have is a pattern of delivery of controlled substances,” Henning said. “The intent here and the obvious goings on here are in fact a business of delivering these controlled substances.”
She often sold drugs with Nolan Gentry, who also faces drug charges, according to authorities.
“In these instances, I think it’s fair to reach the conclusion that these individuals are effectively partners in crime,” Henning said.
Anderson found probable cause to schedule more hearings.