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Local woman 'well known to the court' being held in jail without bond

Cary Ashby • Jan 23, 2014 at 9:07 AM

A heroin defendant is being held in jail without bond on an allegation she violated the terms of her probation.

In early September, Carla S. Reed, 29, of 4490 Ohio 18, Wakeman, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin. In exchange, prosecutors dismissed one related count of possession of oxycodone.

While Reed awaits her Feb. 10 hearing, she will be screened for possible acceptance into a community-based corrections facility. Defendants spend four to six months in a CBCF, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse or treatment.

In mid-October, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ordered Reed to be drug-tested at least once before she went to the Life Challenge program in Michigan on or before Dec. 27. Life Challenge is a branch of Teen Challenge, a Christian-based substance abuse treatment program for people of all ages with life-controlling addictions.

"Ms. Reed is well known to the court. She has a substantial criminal history," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff told the judge in October.

Reed's underlying conviction is for a March 9 incident when the Huron County Sheriff's Office found heroin in her purse during a speeding-related traffic stop.

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