Delbert Malott and his son Shaine Malott were indicted on multiple felony drug charges.
A father and son from Sardinia were indicted on multiple felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol investigators seized drugs, guns, and cash from their Brown County residences. On April 19, troopers conducted a traffic stop on State Route 32 which yielded numerous pills and a small amount of marijuana and led authorities to other suspected drug operations.
Search warrants were obtained for the homes of 55-year-old Delbert Malott and his son, 24-year-old Shaine Malott. At their homes, troopers seized 616 illegal prescription pills, 11 guns, $4,860 in cash, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia, including digital scales and hypodermic needles.
Delbert was indicted on charges of illegal manufacturing and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, two-counts of aggravated possession and illegal assembly of drugs, and drug possession, and misdemeanor charges of drug possession and drug paraphernalia.
If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison and a $47,500 fine.
Shaine was indicted on charges of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, possession of heroin, weapons under disability, conspiracy, and trafficking in heroin, trafficking in heroin and aggravated possession, and misdemeanor charges of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia.
If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison and a $ 60,000 fine.