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Drug defendant to serve jail time, then be kicked off probation

Cary Ashby • Jan 24, 2014 at 5:07 PM

After Hicksville resident Jacob R. Fritz serves a 30-day jail sentence, he will be kicked off his local probation, having unsuccessfully completed the terms of his community control sanctions.

Fritz, 24, was placed on three years of intensive probation in late March 2012. On Wednesday, he admitted to several probation violations.

On Oct. 21, Nov. 6 and Jan. 13, Fritz admitted to possessing amphetamine and methamphetamine. The defendant also had cocaine in his possession Oct. 17 and later tested positive for the drug plus opiates and THC. In addition, Fritz failed to go to drug counseling and in January, didn't report for two office visits.

Fritz's underlying conviction is possession of heroin.

On Nov. 21, 2011, the Willard Police Department investigated the report about someone who passed out in a vehicle. It was believed to be at a gas station, but officers found the car in the McDonald's parking lot and Fritz inside the fast-food restaurant.

After Fritz gave police his consent to search his vehicle, officers found an aerosol can used to prepare heroin for usage and in the defendant's pants pocket, they found more than a gram of heroin , Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said earlier.

Part of his probation included spending four to six months in a community-based corrections facility, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education. He also was ordered to reimburse Willard police $40 to cover the cost of drug testing and fined $250.

Fritz's present jail term started Wednesday.

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