Union woman sentenced to prison


Jaynes overdosed in jail

By Melanie Yingst - myingst@troydailynews.com



MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeannine Pratt sentenced a Union woman to serve nine months in prison for violating her parole and overdosing in jail.

Jenna Jaynes, 23, of Union, entered a plea of guilty to third degree felony illegal conveyance of heroin into the Miami County Incarceration Facility. She also was arraigned on a parole violation following her arrest in Piqua on May 8. She was sentenced to serve nine months on both counts concurrently. She was granted 117 days of jail credit. Judge Pratt told Jaynes if she complied with the prison’s programs, she would consider her for judicial release and enroll her in the MonDay program, for drug treatment.

As Jaynes was being booked into the jail on May 8, she concealed a cap of heroin in her waistband and ingested it. She later overdosed inside the jail. She was treated at Upper Valley Medical Center.

Jaynes said it was the fourth time she overdosed in a year, and the incident scared her when medical officials told her she almost wasn’t able to be revived.

Judge Pratt asked why Jaynes didn’t take advantage of her treatment in lieu of conviction chance more seriously. Jaynes said she was seeking treatment in Dayton close to where she obtained heroin and the urge to use again was too much for her and caused her to relapse.

In March, Jaynes was granted to receive treatment in lieu of being convicted for stealing approximately $26,103 from the Dairy Queen in Tipp City. She admitted to stealing the money to fund her heroin habit. Jaynes was granted the stay in her case as she pursues drug treatment options at the Turning Point facility and the Miami County Drug Court program for the next three years. Jaynes entered a plea of guilty for fourth degree grand theft, which will remain pending her completion of the conditions of the treatment plans filed with the court.

Jaynes overdosed in jail

By Melanie Yingst

myingst@troydailynews.com