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Petty theft convict faces drug intervention violation

Cary Ashby • Dec 13, 2013 at 9:07 PM

An area woman serving a jail term for petty theft is accused of violating the terms of her local drug intervention program.

Brenda Nutter, 52, of Tiffin, was granted treatment in lieu of conviction through Huron County Common Pleas Court in mid-April 2012. That means she won't have a conviction on her record if she successfully completes the drug treatment program.

She is charged with possessing heroin in connection with a June 4, 2011 incident. As part of her three years of intensive probation, Nutter must pay the Willard Police Department $40 to cover the cost of drug testing.

Nutter is serving a 90-day sentence for petty theft at the Seneca County Jail. She entered a "no contest" plea Dec. 2 and was found guilty.

Prosecutors filed a local intervention violation Dec. 4 and the Huron County Sheriff's Office booked her into the local jail two days later, according to court and jail records.

At the request of the state, Judge Jim Conway ordered Nutter held in jail without bond until her next hearing. The judge ordered Nutter to be made available to Shelby Municipal Court for a pending traffic violation and to be screened for possible acceptance in a community-based corrections facility. Defendants spend four to six months in a CBCF, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

Nutter's next local hearing is Jan. 6.

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