Oct. 20

Misty D. Burleson, Ottawa, was granted a divorce from Jason Burleson, Ottawa. They were married March 2, 2011 in Las Vegas, and have one child.

Oct. 25

Rene A. Valdez, 31, Defiance, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for possession of drugs (methamphetamine), possession of drugs (oxycodone), possession of drugs (cocaine), illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, having weapons under disability, and trafficking in drugs (cocaine).

According to reports of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, a traffic stop performed in Kalida on Oct. 15, resulted in the recovery of several drugs and drug-related items while resulting in two arrests. Sheriff deputies stopped a vehicle at 1:53 a.m. Oct. 15 that looked suspicious. The K-9 unit was called to the scene, and K-9 Nero detected the presence of a narcotic odor while performing a free air sniff around the vehicle. Valdez, and Dakota J. Valdez, 20, of Defiance, gave consent to search the vehicle and items found in the car included 39.6 grams of cocaine, 10.6 grams of methamphetamine, 6.4 grams of crack cocaine, 19.5 grams of marijuana, 49 tablets of 30-gram Oxycodone, drug paraphernalia, meth lab supplies, a large sum of cash and a loaded firearm.

Dakota Valdez is currently serving a 30-month sentence after pleading guilty to drug charges last May.

New Cases

Peggy J. Salinas, Continental, v. Nick A. Salinas, Napoleon; divorce with children.

Debbie Carmean, Lima, v. Ohio Workers’ Compensation, Columbus, and Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora; workers’ compensation.

Cory J. Trenkamp, Fort Jennings, v. NuMotion, Maumee, ATG Connecticut, Inc., Rocky Hill, Ct., United Seating and Mobility, LLC, Hazelwood, Mo., and Ohio Department of Medicaid, Columbus; personal injury.

Alexander J. Hernandez, Leipsic, v. Erika L. Hernandez, Leipsic; divorce with children.