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Drug defendant has bond, trial set

Cary Ashby • Aug 5, 2014 at 9:07 AM

A New London man accused of possessing and dealing several drugs has a trial date of Oct. 14.

John W. Youngless III, 33, of 1546 S. U.S. 250, is charged with two counts of trafficking in buprenorphine/naloxone in connection with incidents on Feb. 22 and 24. He also faces one charge each of possession of oxycodone and possession of heroin, both stemming from a March 17 offense.

Youngless recently entered "not guilty" pleas to each of the felonies.

"He might be a medical liability because of his bills," said Huron County Public Defender David Longo when addressing bond.

Huron County Common Pleas Court Judge Jim Conway set Youngless' bail at $10,000. The defendant is subject to random drug screens.

Youngless, who was in the hospital over the weekend for an undisclosed reason, said he has a prior felony conviction, but he isn't on probation or under supervision.

The judge appointed Mike Jackson to represent Youngless due to a conflict with the public defender's office.

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