Heroin defendant granted intervention

Cary Ashby • Jan 10, 2014 at 9:22 AM

A former Wakeman woman was granted intervention Wednesday with the possibility of not being convicted if she successfully completes substance abuse treatment.

Elizabeth A. Lee, 27, was placed on three years of intensive probation. She must seek and obtain her GED and undergo random drug screens. The defendant also must reimburse the Huron County Sheriff's Office $40 to cover the cost of drug testing.

Lee is expected to undergo treatment in Lorain County. If she successfully completes the program, which typically lasts 18 months, she won't have a conviction on her record.

The defendant is charged with possession of heroin in connection with a June 25 incident.

The sheriff's office earlier had arranged a controlled drug buy in which a confidential informant was supposed to buy heroin.

"As the confidential informant returned to the area -- to Wakeman, the Wakeman Police Department stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said.

"Elizabeth Lee was a passenger in the vehicle. She stepped out. She was cooperative with officers," she added.

Lee turned over a pack of cigarettes which she said was hers. Kasper said a lab analysis of material in the pack determined it was .1 gram of heroin.

If Lee violates the terms of probation, she faces one year in prison.

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