Kennerdell Woman Caught With Meth at Venango County Jail Waives Hearing

| July 31, 2020

GavelFRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – A Kennerdell woman who was caught in possession of methamphetamine at the Venango County Jail waived her hearing in court on Wednesday.

Court documents indicate the following criminal charges against 25-year-old Grace Ann Oday were waived for court on Wednesday, July 29:

– Possess Control Substance, Contraband/Inmate, Felony 2
– Possession of Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor
– Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor

The charges have been transferred to the Venango County Court of Common Pleas.

Oday remains lodged in the Venango County Jail, with bail for the case set at $1,000.00 monetary.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred in late June.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, on June 29, Franklin Police were dispatched to the Venango County Jail for a report of an inmate with contraband.

According to the complaint, Grace Ann Oday was placed in the Venango County Jail by court supervision, and upon being searched, the corrections officers located a small baggie under Oday’s left breast that contained a clear crystal substance suspected to be methamphetamine.

Oday reportedly admitted the substance was methamphetamine, the complaint notes.

Oday was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland at 10:15 a.m. on July 17.

Court documents indicate Oday has a history of drug-related charges and was also sentenced to one year in an Intermediate Punishment Program on a charge related to the investigation into the death of Kayla Dunlap.


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