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Wakeman pair charged with manufacturing marijuana

Cary Ashby • Feb 19, 2014 at 5:01 PM

A pair of rural Wakeman residents accused of manufacturing marijuana entered "not guilty" to their charges Tuesday.

Bevan M. Dietrich, 35, of 1743 Ox Road, Wakeman, is charged with one count each of manufacturing marijuana and possession of criminal tools, both in connection with an Aug. 29 incident. His trial date is May 13.

His suspected accomplice, Brittney N. Cory, 25, of the same address, goes to trial May 8 on complicity to manufacturing marijuana.

Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway warned each defendant about the wisdom and potential conflict of interest of being represented by defense attorney Richard Grubbe.

"It's not inappropriate to do it; it's unusual," Coway said.

Each of the defendants said they don't have any prior felony convictions and aren't on probation. They earlier posted $10,000 bonds with 10-percent provisions are subject to random drug screens.

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