Defendants granted intervention

Cary Ashby • May 9, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Two defendants were placed on two years of probation Monday and are allowed to pursue substance abuse treatment.

If Lakewood resident David S. Douglas Jr., 22, and Kevin M. Mock, 34, of 4450 Hartland Center Road, Collins, successfully complete a certified substance abuse program, they won't have a conviction on their records. Each defendant will be supervised at a moderate level while on basic probation.

Douglas is charged with receiving stolen property in connection with a Sept. 2 incident. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said the defendant stole an ATM card from the male victim and withdrew money. Douglas must pay $253 in restitution.

About the 48 days in jail Douglas was credited with serving, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway said he hoped the time behind bars "sent the right message."

Huron County Public Defender David Longo said Douglas has completed the in-house portion of treatment and basically is in the "after care" portion of the program.

Mock is charged with possession of amphetamine in connection with an April 19, 2013 incident. Woodruff said the Norwalk Police Department found .37 grams of the drug on the defendant during an arrest-related search.

He must pursue his GED during probation and reimburse police $40 to cover the cost of drug testing.

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