Lyon County Grand Jury convened earlier this month and returned indictments on numerous individuals. The purpose of a grand jury is not to determine guilt or innocence, but to determine if enough evidence has been presented to continue felony prosecution in circuit court.

Following are December indictments:

- Dennis E. Rivera: Trafficking in marijuana (between 8 ounces and 5 pounds, first offense, firearm enhancement); possession of drug paraphernalia.

- James Michael Fuller: First-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia.

- Anna L. Brown: Theft by unlawful taking (firearm); theft by unlawful taking under $500.

- Carl W. Lyons: Second-degree burglary; second-degree criminal mischief.

- Brittany L Harris: Theft by unlawful taking under $500; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); illegal possession of a legend drug.

- Daniel Peek: First-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); possession of drug paraphernalia.

- Kyla Brassell: First-degree promoting contraband.

- Heather Ann Tabor: First-degree promoting contraband; operating a vehicle with an expired license.

- James Smurawa: First-degree promoting trafficking in a controlled substance (less than 2 grams methamphetamine, subsequent offense); first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Joshua M. Boaz: First-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); tampering with physical evidence.

- Jamie Ramsey Stovall: Theft by deception under $10,000.

- Gregory Hixon: Trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces, subsequent offense); possession of drug paraphernalia; second-degree persistent felony offender.

- Amanda G. Cavitt: Welfare fraud.

- John J. Pruitt: Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

- David Charles Whitney: Carrying a concealed deadly weapon; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); DUI (first offense); no or expired registration plates; improper registration plate.

- Lauren R. Simpson: License to be in possession; first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); possession of drug paraphernalia; DUI (first offense).

- Richard Chance Sidener: Second-degree fleeing or evading police; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; tampering with physical evidence.

- William Tracy Glisson: Failure to signal; improper turning; criminal littering; tampering with physical evidence; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; DUI (first offense).

- Monica Page: Misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident; failure to wear seatbelts; no registration receipt.

- Patricia Deanna Dunn: Speeding; receiving stolen property, firearm; DUI (first offense); operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license; failure to produce an insurance card.

- Deborah Elaine Coday: Trafficking in a controlled substance (more than 2 grams methamphetamine, first offense); first-degree possession of a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; DUI (second offense, aggravating circumstances); driving on a DUI suspended license (first offense); following another vehicle too closely.

- Joseph Earl Brown: First-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine); possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; violation of part 392, driving motor vehicle; failure to add taxable unit to taxable inventory.

- Mary Lynne Woods: Theft by unlawful taking (firearm).

- Tosha Marie Lewis: DUI (first offense); first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; speeding; failure to wear seatbelts; failure to product an insurance card.

- Aaron Cannon: Fourth-degree assault; second-degree strangulation.

- Wesley Gibson: First-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); possession of drug paraphernalia.

- Ronald Lance Bruce: First-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license; failure to product an insurance card.

- Kelsey Marie Hesser and Mark S. Roberts: First-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); possession of drug paraphernalia; third-degree possession of a controlled substance.

- Kelsey Marie Hesser: First-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); possession of drug paraphernalia.

- Anthony Lee Robertson: Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

- Brian J. Ramsey: First-degree assault; first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Sammy Ratliff: First-degree promoting contraband; first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Earl J. Wright: Two counts of third-degree assault; first-degree promoting contraband.

- Gary Harris Jr.: Two counts of first-degree promoting contraband; first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Michael Dennett: First-degree promoting contraband; second-degree persistent felony offender.

- Kenneth Starrett: First-degree promoting contraband; first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Jonathan Blair: First-degree promoting contraband; first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Ronald Bullitt: Third-degree assault; first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Amin Rahim Golden: Third-degree terroristic threatening; first-degree disorderly conduct; first-degree criminal mischief; resisting arrest; two counts of third-degree assault.

- Thomas Price: First-degree promoting contraband; first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (less than 2 grams, methamphetamine, first offense); first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Earnest Ward: First-degree promoting contraband; first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Joshua Brizendine: Two counts of third-degree assault; first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Matthew Lawson: First-degree promoting contraband; first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Victor Shelby: Two counts of first-degree promoting contraband; first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Deonta A. Kidd: First-degree promoting contraband; first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Marshall Daley: First-degree promoting contraband; second-degree persistent felony offender.

- Reggie Rankins: Two counts of first-degree promoting contraband; first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Keyonta Quarles: First-degree promoting contraband; second-degree persistent felony offender.

- Jonce L. Adams: First-degree promoting contraband; first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Jason Oliver: First-degree promoting contraband; second-degree possession of a controlled substance (suboxone); second-degree persistent felony offender.

- Christopher McWaters: First-degree promoting contraband, first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Robert Logsdon: First-degree promoting contraband; second-degree persistent felony offender.

- Cody A. Heck: First-degree promoting contraband, second-degree persistent felony offender.

- Brandon Gwynn: First-degree promoting contraband, first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Dartanya Grubbs: First-degree wanton endangerment.