2 pounds of meth found: Stark County judge refuses to lower bondA judge refused to lower the bond of a 49-year-old Idaho man accused of possessing two pounds of methamphetamine. However, he did grant a bond reduction for a local man also facing drug charges Friday morning during a hearing at the Stark County Courthouse.
A judge refused to lower the bond of a 49-year-old Idaho man accused of possessing two pounds of methamphetamine. However, he did grant a bond reduction for a local man also facing drug charges Friday morning during a hearing at the Stark County Courthouse.
Randall Cyr is charged with conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine. He is also charged with possession of two pounds of meth with intentions to deliver it, according to his criminal complaint. Both are Class A felonies, according to records.
Stark County State’s Attorney Tom Henning said it’s the largest amount of meth he has seen in the area.
Travis Finck, Cyr’s attorney, asked that Cyr’s bond be reduced to $20,000 cash or surety and that he be allowed to return to Idaho.
“Mr. Cyr’s criminal history, as far as I’ve been provided to this point, only contains a DUI conviction from Idaho back in 1997,” Finck said. “Mr. Cyr was just on his way out here to go do some work in the oil field when he was essentially arrested on these matters.”
Judge William Herauf refused to lower his bond from $100,000.
“I am concerned with the seriousness of this,” he said. “Two pounds is a huge amount.”
Two other men — Leonid A. Lashchuk, 39, and Chris Lee Heck, 48, face identical charges for the same incident, according to records.
Cyr and the co-defendants, have been indicted in federal district court, Henning said, adding they will soon be transferred into federal
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Rick Allen Olheiser, 43, is accused of possessing and intending to deliver meth, a Class A felony. He is also accused of possessing a prescription drug without a prescription and possessing meth paraphernalia, both Class C felonies, according to his criminal complaint.
His attorney Mary Nordsven asked that his bond be reduced from $100,000 to $5,000 Friday.
She said Olheiser has lived in Dickinson his entire life and has family here.
“He has children that need to be supported and he needs to work,” she said. “There really is no sense in having him post a bond that I would say is excessive.”
Assistant State’s Attorney Jim Hope pointed out he has six other cases pending, including 24 counts of violating a protection order.
“I don’t think anything you say or tell this defendant is going to make him law abiding,” Hope said.
Nordsven said she doesn’t believe the meth charges are related to the protection order. Herauf reduced his bond to $15,000 cash.