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New warrant issued for arrest of former WLW host Lisa Wells, who pleaded guilty to drug charges

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Posted at 6:05 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 18:05:11-04

Former WLW radio personality and lawyer Lisa Wells was sent to a treatment program instead of jail after she pleaded guilty to charges of drug possession and operating a vehicle while intoxicated in 2017.

On July 26, a new warrant was issued for her arrest.

She had violated the terms of her ILC — intervention in lieu of conviction — agreement, according to Miami County court records. She had also failed to appear at a hearing where she had been expected to plead her case, and attorney Bryan Penick had withdrawn as her defense in May.

Wells had originally been arrested Jan. 25, 2016, when an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper stopped her and found pills scattered across the front seat of her car. Among them were the addictive prescription painkiller Hydrocodone and prescription stimulant Adderall, according to troopers on the scene.

When asked if she could identify any of the pills that night, Wells said no. She also refused a sobriety test.

"I'm a criminal defense attorney. I'd be an idiot to do a field sobriety test,” she said.