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Marijuana dealer jailed without bond on probation violation

Cary Ashby • Mar 12, 2013 at 7:07 PM

A convicted drug dealer will be held in jail without bond until his next hearing on a suspected probation violation.

Elyria-area resident Scott M. Parsons, 25, is accused of testing positive for opiates and oxycodone, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said.

"He admitted to using illegal drugs to his probation officer," Kasper told Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway.

Parsons admitted Monday there was probable cause for the suspected probation violations.

At the request of the state, Conway ordered the defendant be held without bond until his April 1 hearing. Parsons was out on bond before Monday's hearing.

This isn't the first time Parsons reportedly violated his community controls sanction.

In mid-June, he volunteered to complete a four- to six-month term in a locked-down, substance abuse treatment facility. At the time, Parsons had an unspecified case pending in Lorain County.

His local underlying conviction is trafficking in marijuana.

Parsons earlier told the Reflector he didn't sell any marijuana during the Jan. 9, 2010 incident.

"I've never sold drugs in my life," he said.

In September 2010, the court ordered Parsons to report to the Huron County Jail to serve a 60-day sentence on the work release program. In addition to a $250 fine, he had his driver's license suspended for six months.

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