Point man sentenced in drug case

Beth Sergent - [email protected]

POINT PLEASANT — A Point Pleasant man has been sentenced following his guilty plea to a drug charge in Mason County Circuit Court.

Charles Brandon Hill, 40, pleaded guilty to the felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver before Judge David W. Nibert in February. Hill reappeared in circuit court this month with Nibert sentencing him to prison for not less than one year, nor more than 15 years, with the department of corrections. Hill was credited with 215 days already served and assessed $277 in court costs.

Hill was indicted by a grand jury in September 2015 for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and conspiracy. He shared the indictment with Hasani HZ Debrossard, 38, Bidwell, Ohio. As previously reported, Debrossard pleaded guilty to the felony offense of delivery of a controlled substance before Judge Nibert and was sentenced to the department of corrections for one to 15 years, with the recommendation he enroll in a residential substance abuse treatment program while in custody. Debrossard was given no credit for time served with his effective sentence date March 28. He was assessed court costs in the amount of $277.

As previously reported, back in May 2015, personnel with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department and Probation Department were at a residence at 2435 Lincoln Ave., Point Pleasant, after it was reported drugs were allegedly being sold out of the location, according to the criminal complaint in Debrossard’s case filed in Mason County Magistrate Court. The complaint also said there had been reports of several African American males from out of the area staying at the location as well.

The complaint states Hill, who was on probation at the time, was reportedly living at the residence. Hill was spotted on the home’s porch by law enforcement who asked to speak to him but he ran inside, according to the complaint. Officers followed, apprehending Hill in the home.

According to the aforementioned complaint, found in the residence, three small baggies containing a brown rock substance, set of digital scales, a box of sandwich bags with the corners removed. Also, a search of Debrossard turned up $1,250 in cash and the baggies of brown rock substance field tested positive for heroin, according to the complaint.

Hill was represented by Attorney Bryan Cromley with the state being represented by Prosecuting Attorney R. Craig Tatterson.

Beth Sergent

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