Norwalk man pleads guilty to selling pills to wired informant

Cary Ashby • Sep 20, 2013 at 5:07 PM

A Norwalk man will be sentenced in late October for selling oxycodone pills to a confidential informant.

Norman D. Youngless, 61, of 213 Concord Court, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of trafficking oxycodone. The Huron County Sheriff's Office coordinated the Nov. 27 controlled drug buy.

As part of a plea deal, the state agreed to dismiss a second, similar charge in connection with a March 25 incident.

"We'd also agree that even though Mr. Youngless has a prior felony conviction, it's so long ago we'd agree to recommend community control (sanctions)," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said.

Youngless faces six to 18 months in the Huron County Jail when he is sentenced Oct. 29.

Leffler said a wired confidential informant went to a Concord Court apartment while deputies maintained surveillance.

"The informant went in and purchased five pills, believed to be oxycodone," he said. "The defendant offered 10-milligram variety, but the 5 milligram (pills) were bought."

Leffler credited Youngless with being cooperative with investigators after he was arrested.

Youngless has been out on bond since being released from custody after his July 8 arraignment. He is subject to random drug screens.

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