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Burglar gets jail time for positive drug test

Cary Ashby • Mar 4, 2014 at 9:07 PM

A convicted burglar was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for violating his probation.

Former Norwalk resident Joshua A. Lykins, 31, admitted to testing positive for THC, oxycodone and opiates during a Feb. 14 drug screen at the Huron County Jail.

As part of an agreement between the state and Huron County Public Defender David Longo, Lykins will have his probation revoked after he finishes his jail term. Also, the balance of the restitution he owes will be reduced to a civil judgment.

"He can't be jailed for it," Longo said.

Lykins owed $3,475 to the male victim to replace a window and a large amount of missing coins.

The defendant's underlying conviction is two counts of burglary.

In mid-January 2013, Lykins was placed on three years of intensive probation.

He was ordered to spend four to six months in a a community-based corrections facility, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education. He successfully completed the program after 175 days.

Lykins also obtained his GED.

Probation officer Andrea Cooke told the court Monday that after the first time Lykins tested positive for drugs, he was ordered to seek treatment at Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services.

Between jail and his time in the CBCF, Lykins had served about 16 months total behind bars -- two months short of what he could have faced for the burglary charges.

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