VAN WERT — The following individuals appeared before Judge Martin Burchfield in the Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:

Sept. 11

Time waiver

Caleb Geise, 27, Delphos, executed a time waiver in open court and requested additional time to prepare his case. Pretrial set for Oct. 15.

Sept. 16

Change of plea

Austin Ladd, 29, Delphos, changed his plea to guilty to aggravated trafficking drugs, a felony 3; other charges were dismissed for his plea. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Oct. 30.

Sept. 17

Sentencing

Christopher Knuth, 35, Middle Point, changed his plea to guilty to a charge of aggravated trafficking drugs, a felony 3. He was then sentenced on that charge and on a charge of failure to provide notice of change of address, a felony 5, to which he had previously pled guilty. Sentenced to: prison for 11 months on address charge, with credit for 26 days served. Sentenced to 24 months prison on the trafficking charge, with zero credit, concurrent to each other.

Change of plea

Jason Ross Allen Fricke, 36, Van Wert, changed his plea to OVI, third offense in 10 years, an unclassified misdemeanor. Sentencing set for Sept. 25.

Arraignments (all entered not guilty pleas)

Sherri Devaughn, 55, Van Wert, two counts of theft of drugs, a felony 4; two counts aggravated possession of drugs, a felony 5; and two counts of illegal possessing of drug documents, a felony 4. Released on surety bond with pretrial set Oct. 16.

Jeremy Wilson, 26, Galloway, illegal conveyance into jail, a felony 3; possession of drug abuse instruments, a misdemeanor 2; drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor 4; and driving under suspension, unclassified misdemeanor.

Amanda Labounty, 36, West Unity, two counts tampering with records, a felony 3; and two counts falsification, a misdemeanor 1. Released on surety bond with pretiral set Oct. 16.

Bond violations

Corey Elston, 29, Van Wert, admitted to violating his bond and his treatment in lieu program by failing a drug test. He was released on surety bond with sentencing set for Oct. 30 after a pre-sentence investigation.

April Ladd, 37, Convoy, admitted violating her bond by failing to appear for court hearings. Her bond was set at $10,000 cash or commercial surety, pretiral set for Tuesday.

Probation violation

Ernest Vasconcellos, 50, Van Wert, admitted violating his probation by testing positive for drugs. Sentenced to 132 days jail with credit for 72 already served.

Sept. 18

Sentencing

Samuel Hyndman, 29, Fort Wayne, trespass in habitation, a felony 4. Sentenced to: 75 days jail, credit for 41 days served. Ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

Bobby Panning Jr., 22, Cloverdale, aggravated possession of drugs, a feloy 5. Sentenced to: three years community control, two years intensive probation, 30 days jail at later ddate, no illegal drugs or alcohol without prescription, substance abuse assessment and treatment, random drug tests and was ordered to pay costs, partial appointed counsel fees and monthly probation fee.

Bond violation

Jared Shaffer, 20, Van Wert, admitted to violating his bond and his treatment in lieu program by consuming alcohol and being convicted of underage consumption. Defendant requested immediate sentencing. Sentenced: two years community control, one year intensive probation, 30 days jail at later date, no illegal drugs or alcohol without a prescription, random screens, substance abuse assessment and treatment, 100 hours community service and was ordered to pay monthly probation fee, partial appointed counsel fees and costs.

Change of plea

Jayson Foppe, 19, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to assault, a felony 4. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Oct. 30.

Ciera Miller, 32, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a Prosecutor’s Bill of Information charging her with obstructing official business, a misdemeanor 2. She was then sentenced to: three days jail with credit for three days served.

Phillip Vickery, 29, Decatur, changed his plea to guilty to two counts of aggravated trafficking drugs, each a felony 3; and trafficking in fentanyl related compound, a felony 4. He also agreed to the specification that he used $60 currency in the commission of the crime. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Oct. 30.

Danny Mullins, 61, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to aggravated trafficking drugs, a felony 5; and trafficking heroin, a felony 5. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Oct. 30.