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Fort Covington man remanded back to jail on drug charges


MALONE - A Fort Covington man charged with eight felony drug counts last week pleaded not guilty Tuesday to all the charges in Franklin County Court.

Jeremy Brossoit, 20, was arrested June 19 and charged with four counts each of third-degree criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony. He is alleged to have sold and possessed oxycodone on Oct. 28 and Nov. 3.

Brossoit was arraigned on the charges at his court appearance and was sent to the Franklin County Jail with bail set at $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond. He remained incarcerated Wednesday, according to jail officials.

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for July 12.

Brossoit was arrested with 22 others during a county-wide drug sweep. At the time of the round-up, prosecutors and police said many of those accused of selling prescription drugs were allegedly acquiring them through abuse of the Medicaid system.

“Anyone involved with regard to the round up, we’re also looking into the source of the drugs they allegedly sold, and we will consider additional charges for fraud,” Assistant District Attorney Gary Pasqua said Wednesday.

In other county court business before Judge Robert G. Main Jr. on Tuesday:

Brent Beach, 47, of Owls Head, pleaded not guilty to charges of third-degree criminal mischief and first-degree aggravated criminal contempt, both felonies and misdemeanor charges of first-degree criminal contempt, resisting arrest, criminal obstruction of breathing and circulation, and endangering the welfare of a child.

A grand jury indicted him on on June 21. The charges stem from a May 24 incident in Owls Head where Beach allegedly physically assaulted a woman with whom he was involved in front of her four-year-old daughter, according to the district attorney’s office.

He was arraigned on the charges and remanded to the Franklin County jail in lieu of $25,000 bail or $50,000 bond. Jail officials said he remained in jail as of Wednesday.

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for July 12.

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