Drug dealer sent to prison

Cary Ashby • Nov 29, 2018 at 10:00 PM

A Norwalk man was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Wednesday for selling drugs.

Carlos L. Withrow Jr., 45, formerly of 59 Glover Ave., received a 30-month term for two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs and one charge of trafficking in heroin. He also was fined $5,000.

As part of a plea deal in early October, prosecutors dismissed four felonies: Two counts of trafficking in heroin and one charge each of aggravated trafficking in drugs and trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances. According to his indictment, Withrow was involved in multiple, controlled drug buys from Feb. 23 through March 13.

The Norwalk Police Department arrested him July 12 and Withrow had been unable to post a $10,000 bond.

Withrow has several, prior felony convictions through Huron County Common Pleas Court: Forgery (May 2014), possession of heroin (also May 2014) and attempted tampering with evidence (April 2016).

In other hearings: 

• Andrew J. Conley, 39, most recently of 412 Dale St., Willard, pleaded guilty Wednesday to trafficking in buprenorphine in a school zone. Judge Jim Conway revoked the defendant’s $5,000 unsecured appearance bond and ordered him to remain in the Huron County Jail until his Jan. 31 sentencing hearing. The Huron County Sheriff’s Office arrested him Wednesday.

• John N. Dendinger Jr., 43, most recently of 63 N. Foster St., Apt. B, was fined $250 Wednesday for attempted tampering with evidence. During his three years of probation, he has a 90-day jail sentence hanging over his head; his probation officer can impose part or all of the time without a hearing.

• Former Monroeville resident James L. Harmon, 29, of Sandusky, was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in jail for an undisclosed probation violation and was unsuccessfully terminated from community control. His underlying felony conviction was trespassing in a habitation.  

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