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Grand jury indicts five

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By Jesse Osbourne


Michael L. Hamilton, 25, of West Main Street, Springfield, was recently charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, a first-degree, class C felony.

According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 7, 2009, Hamilton trafficked in cocaine in Washington County.
Hamilton was also indicted on a separate charge of the same nature that occurred on Oct. 14, 2009 in Washington County.
Bond was set at $15,000 cash for both indictments, with the condition that Hamilton have no contact with drugs or alcohol.
Other indictments include:
- Lori A. Rispa, 50, of East Main Street, Apt. 1, Springfield, was indicted for criminal mischief, first degree, a class D felony. The indictment stated that on or about Sept. 1, 2011 through Oct. 1, 200 in Washington County, Rispa destroyed or damaged property causing loss of $1,000 or more. Her bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000.
- William L. Hines, 39, of 600 Manns Road, Harrodsburg, was indicted for receiving $10,000 or more of stolen property, a class C felony. According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 30, 2011 in Washington County, Hines received, detained or disposed of moveable property (a four-wheeler) of another knowing it had been stolen, or having reason to believe it had been stolen. Bond was set at $10,000 cash. He was ordered to have no contact with the complaining witness.  
- Derek Royalty, 31, of 1616 Arling Avenue, Louisville, was indicted for theft by unlawful taking or disposition of $10,000 or more, a class D felony. The indictment stated that on or about Aug. 26, 2011 through Aug. 29, 2011 in Washington County, Royalty unlawfully took or exercised control over moveable property of another with intent to deprive him thereof. Bond was set at $2,500 cash.
An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.