Local drug defendant sent to prison

Cary Ashby • Dec 20, 2012 at 5:05 PM

A Willard drug defendant was sentenced to prison Monday for probation violations.

Bobby A. Ross, 26, of 1005 S. Main St., received a 10-month prison term. He declined to speak on his own behalf Monday in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

Ross completed a community-based corrections facility (CBCF) program May 3. A CBCF is a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

At Monday's hearing, he admitted to testing positive for marijuana usage Nov. 20. Ross also was kicked out of a Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services outpatient program in late June and has failed to make payments on his fines, court costs and probation supervision fees. Conway credited him with earlier serving seven months behind bars.

On Dec. 5, 2011, Ross was placed on three years of probation. He was fined $250, ordered to obtain his GED and undergo substance abuse counseling.

Ross pleaded guilty in mid-October 2011 to possession of oxycodone for a March 23, 2011 incident investigated by the Huron County Sheriff's Office. About one month later, Conway revoked the defendant's bond for testing positive twice for drugs and missing a final pre-trial hearing.

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