Convicted heroin dealer on probation tests positive for opiates

Cary Ashby • May 17, 2013 at 5:07 PM

A convicted drug dealer has been ordered to spend up to six months in a locked-down treatment center.

Former Norwalk resident Kristy L. Dunn, 30, of Oberlin, will remain on probation for violating her community control sanction, but must complete a program at a community-based corrections facility (CBCF).

At Tuesday's hearing, she admitted to violating her probation by testing positive for opiates May 13.

In late February, Dunn was sentenced to 90 days of discretionary jail time as part her three years of intensive probation. She had pleaded guilty to trafficking in heroin.

Dunn's probation officer, Andrea Cooke, said in court Dunn tested positive for marijuana on March 22 and April 15 and tested positive for opiates during another April drug screen.

On Sept. 12, Dunn was accused of threatening to physically harm a female witness in the trafficking case, prosecutors said. She was charged with intimidation of a witness. The Norwalk Police Department investigated both cases.

As part of a mid-January plea deal, the state agreed to dismiss the intimidation charge, which was punishable by nine months to three years in prison.

Dunn will remain in custody at the Huron County Jail until she is transferred to a CBCF. Defendants spend four to six months in a CBCF, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

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