Judge accepts drug defendant's request for intervention

Aaron Krause • Jun 22, 2014 at 2:07 PM

A judge on Thursday accepted a drug defendant's request to enter an intervention program.

If Brandon R. Taylor, 24, of Lorain, successfully completes a certified substance abuse program, a conviction won't appear on his record. He pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of complicity to trafficking in controlled substances. He was one of four suspects arrested by the Huron County Sheriff's Office.

Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said the Aug. 6 controlled purchase in Wakeman involved a confidential informant and three eight-balls of suspected crack cocaine.

But a laboratory analysis determined the material wasn't crack cocaine.

Conway told Taylor said since he lives in Lorain, he would transfer supervision to authorities in Lorain County, where Taylor could receive treatment.

Taylor had waived his right to a speedy trial in order to be screened.

If Taylor doesn't successfully complete the program, he'd have to return to Huron County Common Pleas Court to be sentenced.

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