Heroin dealer held without bond

Cary Ashby • Apr 4, 2014 at 9:07 AM

A man who missed two pre-sentence interview appointments will be held without bond until those interviews are rescheduled.

Jacob A. Wimer, 23, of Sandusky, was supposed to be sentenced Wednesday for trafficking in heroin. Authorities have said the defendant was driving his girlfriend's vehicle during the Oct. 11 transaction.

Wimer said he didn't mean to miss the Feb. 19 and March 5 appointments, but said "everything (has been) just everywhere" with issues involving the mother of his children. The defendant recently moved in with his younger brother and has been working for a friend about 30 hours a week.

Defense attorney Robert Reno said his client "never got a call from anyone."

"He never heard from anyone," added Reno, who also said Wimer didn't have the presence of mind to call him about the situation.

The attorney said Wimer reportedly is "substance free," didn't mean to disrespect the court.

"He has the utmost respect for the court. He knows he's on the thinnest of ice," Reno said.

Wimer was arrested at the conclusion of the hearing. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway said he would consider releasing Wimer early from jail if he provides proof of employment.

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