A woman from Galion, Ohio pleaded guilty and received a six-month prison sentence related to drug charges that were lodged against her. The woman pleaded guilty to drug possession, which was heard in Common Pleas Court. Another woman and a man pleaded guilty to a grand theft charge.
The Galion woman is 31 years old. She pleaded guilty to possession of heroin. The court gave credit for the time that she spent in county jail, adding up to 34 days off of the woman's six-month prison sentence.
A woman from Bucyrus, who is 38 years old, was charged with grand theft. She was placed on community control for a period of three years and was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $12,500 to Geyers Market. A 41-year-old man from Galion pleaded guilty to grand theft. The man was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $9,400 for illegally acquiring unemployment benefits. He will be under community control for three years.
Individuals who are charged with drug possession may often find that they face various other charges. Sometimes, these charges may be related to drugs, such as drug manufacturing or drug distribution charges. Federal charges may also be added that can add significant time to a person's sentence. However, individuals may also be charged with other offenses, such as tax evasion, money laundering or grand theft. Because facing multiple drug charges can result in very serious long-term consequences, many individuals in this position opt to retain the services of an Ohio criminal defense lawyer. This type of lawyer may be able to raise constitutional challenges or negotiate a plea bargain that is favorable for the client.
Source: WBCO, "Galion woman sentenced to prison on drug charge," March 19, 2012