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3 area residents sent to prison for separate crimes

Cary Ashby • Updated Nov 23, 2017 at 11:13 AM

Three defendants were sentenced to prison this week in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

Marcus A. Clark, 28, formerly of 64 Eastwood Drive, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count each of trafficking in heroin and aggravated trafficking in 3-methylfentanyl. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed one count each of aggravated trafficking in 3-methylfentanyl, trafficking in a counterfeit controlled substance and aggravated trafficking in fentanyl.

Clark then was sentenced to prison for 24 months. He has previous, separate convictions for trafficking in oxymorphone for a Sept. 11, 2014 controlled drug buy and two counts of trafficking in marijuana.

In a separate case, Leeann H. Howell, 27, formerly of 101 1/2 Maple St., Willard, pleaded guilty Tuesday one count of burglary in exchange for the dismissal of a similar charge. She was sentenced to 12 months in prison. The Norwalk Police Department investigated the Sept. 7 burglary.

In 2014, Howell was sent to in-house treatment through the Volunteers of America for a possession-of-heroin conviction. During a March 7, 2014 traffic stop in Willard, Huron County sheriff’s deputies used a canine unit to detect drug paraphernalia in a purse inside a vehicle.

And in a third case, Jerrod D. Durr, 27, formerly of Port Clinton, pleaded guilty Monday to one count each of identity fraud and forgery. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed one count each of theft and passing bad checks.

Durr was sentenced to prison for 17 months for identity fraud and seven months for forgery. Those terms will be served consecutively for a total of 24 months. He also must pay $136 in restitution.

A series of scams that Durr ran years ago was featured in an episode of the the Investigation Discovery series, “I Almost Got Away With It,” in the episode titled “Got to Pose as a War Vet.” In late September 2015, he was sentenced to 10 months in prison for forging a woman’s check. The Reflector, in the fall of 2015, interviewed Durr’s father about his son’s criminal post

In other hearings this week:

• Brandon M. Boyd, 27, most recently of 209 W. Main St., North Fairfield, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of theft in exchange for dismissal of one count of theft of a credit card. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail to be served at times established by his probation officer. Also during Boyd’s three years of probation, he must pay $60 in restitution and fine of $250. Boyd was released and ordered to report to adult probation immediately.

• Brandi N. Didion, 25, most recently of 5810 E. U.S. 20, Lot 95, Wakeman, pleaded guilty Monday to theft. She is out on bond awaiting sentencing hearing scheduled for Jan. 4.

• Amanda L. Moore, 37, most recently of 209 Washington St., Willard, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count each of burglary and aggravated trafficking in drugs (carfentanil). As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed one count of trafficking in heroin, two charges of trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances and one count of burglary.

Moore is out on bond, awaiting her Jan. 4 sentencing hearing. She earlier posted 10 percent of a $10,000 bond.

• Blanche M. Myers, 58, most recently of 39 Reed St., pleaded guilty Tuesday to harassment by inmate and was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Myers faces another 90 days of discretionary jail time, which means it can be served at times established by her probation officer. She also was fined $250. Myers was released and ordered to report to adult probation immediately and ordered to begin her jail term Dec. 27.

• Troy A. Snezek, 30, most recently of 975 Monroe St., Apt. 251, Bellevue, was sentenced Monday to 90 days in jail for violating his probation. His underlying conviction is trafficking in oxycodone, from October 2013.

• Kipp M. Young, 30, most recently of 19 Grand Ave., was ordered Tuesday to spend four to six months in community-based corrections facility for violating his probation. A CBCF is a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education. Young’s underlying conviction is burglary.

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