Probation violations lead to prison sentence for 20-year-old Norwalkian

Cary Ashby • Oct 12, 2012 at 11:43 AM

A convicted burglar who admitted to a series of probation violations Wednesday faced alcohol and drug charges the previous morning.

Jacob D. White, 20, of 4719 En Road, Norwalk, appeared in Huron County Common Pleas Court for a probation violation hearing Wednesday. The burglary defendant bypassed the two-step process and admitted to several complaints.

Following the joint recommendation of Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper and public defender David Longo, Judge Jim Conway sentenced White to 16 months in prison. He has already served slightly less than a year of that time.

At 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, the Norwalk Police Department responded to a Bouscay Avenue apartment for a loud music complaint. White was charged with underage consumption and possession of marijuana and arrested on an obstruction official business warrant issued Sept. 24 through Norwalk Municipal Court.

In addition to the obstruction charge, White admitted he violated his three years of intensive probation by testing positive for marijuana and opiates during a drug screen shortly after he was arrested by Norwalk police. He also didn't come to two scheduled probation office visits in September and didn't follow through with an assessment by Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services.

This was White's second set of probation violations in less than a year.

In late September 2011, he was ordered to spend up to six months in a community-based corrections facility (CBCF), a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

White's burglary conviction was for stealing several items from the 4700 block of Ohio 601 in October 2010.

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