Woman convicted of heroin crime

Cary Ashby • Jan 17, 2014 at 9:07 AM

A heroin defendant had her conviction imposed and was placed into an in-house substance abuse treatment facility.

Brenda Nutter, 52, of Tiffin, earlier had been granted treatment in lieu of conviction through Huron County Common Pleas Court.

As a condition of her two years of probation, Nutter was ordered Monday to complete a four- to six-month program at a community-based correction facility. A CBCF is a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education. Judge Jim Conway also suspended her driver's licenses for six months.

Nutter was convicted Monday of possession of heroin. The Willard Police Department investigated the June 4, 2011 incident.

She admitted to several offenses in November, which violated the intervention program.

The Richland County Sheriff's Office charged Nutter with driving with a suspended license Nov. 1. Seven days later, she was found guilty of failure to reinstate through Tiffin Municipal Court, where she also faces a theft charge. Wetter also admitted to testing positive for THC, opiates and several other drugs during a Nov. 6 drug screen. On the same day, she admitted to a Tiffin police officer she had consumed alcohol and had her last drink about 8 a.m.

"That was just a one-week relapse," Nutter told the judge, adding she had been sober until that time.

If either of the defendants violate the terms of their probation, they face one year in prison.

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