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Health issues help free felon early from prison

Heather Chapin-Fowler • Aug 14, 2013 at 1:07 PM

A Huron County felon was released from prison early following a hearing Monday in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

He had been convicted of narcotics charges and cited health issues as the reason he needed to be released early.

Eduardo Gonzalez, 56, was convicted of possession of cocaine and oxycodone following a search warrant of his residence conducted by Willard Police Department, according to Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff.

Judge Jim Conway allowed Gonzalez to be released after he served a little more than 11 months of his two-year prison term.

Gonzalez was ordered to comply with probationary sanctions that include maintaining employment, submitting to drug and alcohol evaluations and counseling, paying fines and court costs, in addition to other conditions.

If the payment arrangements aren't met in a timely fashion, Conway said Gonzalez could be ordered to fulfill community service to meet his obligations.

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