W. Milton man pleads guilty to drug possession


Troy PD led investigation uncovering illegal drugs

By Melanie Yingst - [email protected]



MIAMI COUNTY — Quinton Niswonger, 33, of West Milton, entered a plea of guilty on four counts of drug-related charges in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Thursday.

Niswonger was arraigned on a superseding indictment earlier this month.

Niswonger entered the guilty plea in exchange for the state prosecution to drop four drug-related counts with a stipulation that he will not serve more than three years in prison.

Niswonger entered a plea of guilty to second-degree felony possession of LSD with a currency forfeiture, which carries a mandatory sentence.

Niswonger also entered a plea of guilty on the following fifth-degree felonies: possession of marijuana, possession of hydrocodone and possession of amphetamine.

The indictment included the forfeiture specification to the possession of LSD. The forfeiture is $1,063.

A search warrant for Niswonger’s residence at 455 W. Hayes St., West Milton, was obtained by the Troy Police Department on Feb. 1. A few items recovered in the search of Niswonger’s home included acid blotter paper, marijuana pipes and bongs, a safe with prescription anti-anxiety medication, computers, heroin, digital scales, psychedelic mushrooms, suspected meth rocks, and more than $1,000 in cash.

Judge Christopher Gee continued Niswonger’s $100,000 bond, which had been posted in March. He will be sentenced on Nov. 7.

In Miami County Common Pleas Court, Judge Christopher Gee presided over arraignments on Thursday. All subjects entered pleas of not guilty.

• Timothy Penkal, 37, of Greeneville, was arraigned on one count of first-degree rape. The offense allegedly occurred in 2010 in Piqua. Miami County assistant prosecutor Janna Parker asked for a no-contact order with the victim or unsupervised contact with minors. Judge Gee set Penkal’s bond at $50,000 cash with 10 percent cash deposit required.

* Michael Cable, of Piqua, was arraigned on one count of first-degree felony aggravated robbery and first-degree aggravated burglary. The home invasion and robbery reportedly took place on the 900 block of South Street on Oct. 28, 2014. According to Piqua police reports, a call came in that two people had forcefully entered a home and were armed with a gun and a box cutter. His bond was set for $150,000.

• Jordan Ferguson, of Troy, was arraigned on one count of fifth-degree felony breaking and entering. His bond was continued.

Troy PD led investigation uncovering illegal drugs

By Melanie Yingst

[email protected]

Reach Melanie Yingst at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews

Reach Melanie Yingst at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews

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