Five indicted in Ashland opium case

Editor's note: All charges against Emeth Brandov-Ysrael were dismissed in 2011 and 2012, according to Jackson County Circuit Court records. Every charge except manufacture of marijuana against Jonah Shore were dismissed in 2010, court records show.

Three residents of the Oak Street house where police discovered more than 500 opium poppy plants last week were indicted Tuesday on seven felony drug charges each, the Jackson County District Attorney's Office said today. They and two other adult residents of the home in the 700 block of Oak Street — where a 6-year-old girl and a week-old boy also lived — were indicted by a Jackson County grand jury on a felony charge each of child neglect, said Deputy District Attorney Jeremy Markiewicz. Emeth Brandov-Ysrael, Jonah Shore and Shore's brother, Daniel Shore, were indicted on charges of unlawful possession, manufacture and delivery of opium; unlawful manufacture of psilocybin mushrooms; unlawful possession, manufacture and delivery of marijuana; and first-degree child neglect, all felonies, Markiewicz said. Clayton Allan and Lacey McCoy were indicted on charges of endangering the welfare of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor, and first-degree child neglect, a felony, he said. The five adults and two children lived in the approximately 900-square-foot home, along with several dogs and cats, said Det. Rick Spence of the Ashland Police Department. The home was full of drugs and drug paraphernalia and was extremely dirty, he said. On July 21, police arrested Brandov-Ysrael and Jonah Shore and the Department of Human Services took the 6-year-old girl, who appeared to be healthy, into protective custody, police said. The week-old boy was not taken into protective custody July 21, and it's unclear whether he has been since, Markiewicz said. The prosecuting attorney (note: this title has been corrected) on the case, Deputy District Attorney Michelle Pauly, is out of the office until Thursday, he said. —Hannah Guzik

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