Fourth Drug Ring Player Pleads Guilty

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Another player in a Glouster drug ring has pleaded guilty in an agreement with the prosecution and has also agreed to testify against the alleged local leader of the ring.

Kendra Sharrer, 22, of Glouster, appeared in Athens County Common Pleas Court to change her plea Thursday to three counts of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, aggravated possession of drugs and tampering with evidence. All charges are felony counts.

She was sentenced to three years of mandatory prison time along with five years of community control upon her release from prison. If she violates the terms of her community control, Sharrer faces an additional 11 years of prison time, according to a news release from the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office.

Sharrer was charged along with five others of operating a drug ring out of Glouster, the alleged leader of which was Derek Gyure. In addition to Gyure, Sharrer’s father Bert C. Sharrer, her brother Bert Sharrer Jr., Charles Wachenschwanz and John Casey Metcalf were each charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Kendra Sharrer was allegedly heard in a jail call with Gyure saying she had hid “the book,” which investigators believe to be a ledger book, according to a search warrant filed during the case.
She was indicted in May on the charges and has been incarcerated at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail since then.

Sharrer, her brother, her father and Metcalf have all accept plea deals from the prosecution.
Bert C. Sharrer was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Metcalf was sentenced to eight years and Bert Sharrer Jr., is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 25.