CIRCLEVILLE — A Circleville man was on the winning and losing side of his criminal trial Thursday before Pickaway Common Pleas Court Judge P. Randall Knece.

Brian A. Greeno was arrested in September by U.S. Marshals on an outstanding warrant and later charged locally with separate counts of aggravated possession of drugs plus tampering with evidence, according to a media release from the court. It took the jury two hours to convict the 48 year old on the latter charge but find him not guilty on the former.

Circleville Police Department Detective John Farrelly testified that he came in contact with Greeno Sept. 19 in the 400 block of East Union Street where federal marshals were serving their warrant and taking him into custody. Greeno was searched found with what was determined to be methamphetamine, a schedule II controlled substance.

The tampering with evidence charge came after Greeno swallowed suspected contraband while getting processed into the Pickaway County Jail on Nov. 5. He was later given Narcan and taken to the hospital.

Judge Knece ordered Greeno jailed without bond pending completion of a presentence report.

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