Accused heroin dealer released from jail

Cary Ashby • Feb 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM

An accused heroin dealer who is undergoing substance abuse treatment in Clyde was released on bond Thursday.

Sara M. David, 29, of 1016 Northwest St., Bellevue, is charged with one count of trafficking in heroin in connection with an April 16 incident. If convicted, she faces six to 18 months behind bars.

David, who doesn't have a prior felony conviction, said she is on probation in Erie County under the intervention-in-lieu-of-conviction program. That means she won't have a conviction on her record if she successfully completes substance abuse treatment and doesn't violate the terms of her community control sanctions.

"I don't believe she was under supervision at the time (of the offense)," Huron County Public Defender David Longo said.

David told the court she is close to completing treatment in Clyde.

Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff requested David be continued to held in the Huron County Jail on a $5,000 bond. However, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway released her on a personal recognizance bond. That means she signed a court document promising she would return for future hearings without having to pay any money.

David, whose trial date is May 6, is subject to random drug tests.

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