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Heroin dealer pleads guilty

Cary Ashby • Feb 11, 2014 at 9:07 AM

An area man faces six to 18 months behind bars when he is sentenced April 16 for selling heroin to a confidential informant.

Jedidiah A. Wimer, 21, of Sandusky, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of trafficking in heroin. In exchange for the conviction, prosecutors dismissed two other charges of trafficking in heroin in connection with incidents on Sept. 25 and 26.

He has a tampering-with-evidence charge pending in Erie County. The Sandusky Police Department investigated the suspected May 10 incident and prosecutors filed the third-degree felony three days later, according to Sandusky Municipal Court records.

Wimer has entered a "not guilty" plea to the charge, which is punishable by nine months to three years in prison. A spokeswoman with the Erie County prosecutor's office said the case hadn't been forwarded to common pleas court as of Tuesday.

In the local case, the Norwalk Police Department coordinated a buy-bust after the Oct. 11 incident.

"This was the third buy off this guy, Jedidiah," Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton said afterward.

"The other brother, Jacob, had some marijuana on him. He was issued a summons. He didn't have a driver's license," he added.

Jacob A. Wimer, 23, also of Sandusky, goes to trial Feb. 18. He is charged with complicity to trafficking in heroin in connection with the Oct. 11 incident in which he reportedly was driving his girlfriend's vehicle.

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