Norwalk woman put into CBCF for trying to get rid of drugs

Cary Ashby • Oct 10, 2012 at 3:23 PM

A woman convicted of attempting to dispose of heroin in her possession was ordered to spend four to six months in a community-based corrections facility (CBCF).

Amy L. Lykins, 30, of 140 Concord Court, will be screened for acceptance into a CBCF, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

"We know Miss Lykins has a serious drug problem. We hope she can get a handle on it," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said at Tuesday's sentencing hearing.

She was fined $500 and ordered to pay $40 in restitution each to the Huron County Sheriff's Office and Norwalk Police Department. Lykins also had her driver's license suspended for six months.

In late August, Lykins pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and attempted tampering with evidence.

The defendant was out on bond on the heroin case when she committed the tampering offense.

"She looked a little high at (her) arraignment," Leffler told Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway.

After the June 11 hearing, Lykins went to Cleveland to get some drugs and then tried to dispose of them, Leffler said.

"I do have a drug problem. I know I messed up," said Lykins, who has been in the Huron County Jail since June.

If she violates the terms of her three years of intensive probation, she faces 18 months in prison. Her community control sanctions include random drug screens.

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