Willard man gets 10-month prison term for having heroin during overdose

Cary Ashby • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:16 PM

A Willard man was sentenced Friday to 10 months in prison for having heroin during a July 3 overdose.

Todd Picklesimer, 37, of 312 S. Main St., also had his driver's license suspended for six months. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway waived a $500 fine because the defendant is indigent and approved Picklesimer to be in a halfway house after he serves his prison term.

Picklesimer's son found him at his home when he overdosed, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper.

"He has a tremendous (criminal) record," she added.

Picklesimer has been to prison and a community-based corrections facility (a form of prison which focuses on education and substance abuse treatment) earlier for various felonies and misdemeanors while struggling with a substance abuse problem, Kasper said.

About 18 months after pleading guilty in May 2005 to a misdemeanor count of attempted trafficking in drugs, the state filed a probation violation complaint against him. Picklesimer failed to make probation office visits since September 2005, didn't pay $250 in fines and didn't attend sessions at Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services.

Kasper said the court ultimately sentenced him to serve the suspended half of his six-month jail sentence and "unsuccessfully terminated" him from three years of probation.

In other court news:

Jessica S. Flory, 22, of 7002 Mason Road, Berlin Heights, was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in the Huron County Jail for passing bad checks between Sept. 23 and 28. She also was fined $500 and ordered to pay about $2,000 in restitution during her three years of probation.

David C. Frazier, 32, currently of the Grafton Correctional Institution, was sentenced Thursday to a mandatory two-year prison term for trafficking in Oxycodone. He also had his driver's license suspended for six months, was fined a mandatory $7,500 and ordered to pay about $455 in restitution. Kasper said Frazier will serve the prison term after he serves his "present incarceration," but the length wasn't available.

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