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Drug dealer, would-be burglar get probation, no further jail time

Cary Ashby • Nov 1, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Two defendants were placed on three years of intensive probation Tuesday for their separate crimes.

Russell L. Willard, 27, of 66 1/2 Monroe St., Monroeville, pleaded guilty Sept. 17 to attempted burglary.

In a separate case, New Washington resident Lucas J. Blankenship, 26, was convicted that same day of trafficking in methadone for a controlled drug buy arranged by the Huron County Sheriff's Office. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors agreed to dismiss one count of trafficking in alprazolam.

The two men, now both free, were fined $250 and given no further jail time Tuesday.

A story with details about both criminal cases and the terms of their probation was published in Thursday's Reflector.

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