Guilty plea pending in cocaine case

Cary Ashby • Feb 20, 2013 at 9:07 PM

A drug defendant is expected to plead guilty next month to a possession of cocaine charge.

While Blacklick resident Kyle F. Walters, 32, didn't enter a plea at Tuesday's hearing, a prosecutor and defense attorney Dave Thomas outlined the plea agreement.

Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said he and Thomas are jointly recommending an 18-month prison term.

Walters also has agreed to forfeit a 2004 Lincoln and the cash seized during the traffic stop made at the intersection of Ohio 99 and Fulton Street in Monroeville. The Monroeville Police Department and Huron County Sheriff's Office made the July 6 stop.

Walters, according to the indictment, had between 10 and 20 grams of cocaine. In September, a Huron County grand jury indicted him on possession of cocaine, trafficking in cocaine and possession of oxycodone, all stemming from the same incident.

"He's from Columbus. He was on his way to a party in Put-in-Bay," Woodruff said after the hearing.

The plea hearing is set for March 4 when Walters, who is out on bond, is scheduled to plead guilty to possession of cocaine.

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